96 Nonfiction Books to Read this Women's History Month

Mar 3, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This list is a republication- Source: Goodreads (by Cybil).

March is Women’s History Month, celebrated in the U.S. by just about every major institution in the country. Click around a little, and you’ll find all kinds of interesting things going on. For instance, on March 30, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will posthumously receive the National Museum of American History's signature honor, the Great Americans Medal.

Here at Goodreads, we like to stick to our lane, and our lane is books. As such, we have collected below 96 nonfiction titles on women in history, recommended by Goodreads regulars and divided into two broad categories: Histories and Biographies, and Memoirs. Each of the books listed here is relatively recent, published within the past ten years.

The authors below have developed a wide range of different approaches to the topic. You’ll find specific profiles of pioneering women—doctors, say, or rocket scientists. Other books chronicle entire historical eras, even some in which women ruled the world. One author has narrowed the focus to particularly treasured anatomical specifics.

Autobiographically speaking, we’ve got Black artists, First Nation writers, pioneering comics, and more. You’ll also find last year’s most talked-about memoir.

Click around and see what you like, add anything interesting to your Want to Read shelf, and feel free to make further recommendations in the comments section.

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