A reading list for International Women’s Day 2020.

For International Women’s Day 2020, the EJ bullpen of bookworms came together to recognise the often unheard voices of women in the literary industry. We celebrated by sharing our favourite, female-authored books.

Here’s our list.


Melanie Yap: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Rhod Ellis-Jones: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 

Melinda Scaringi: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Lisl Dubsky: My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Abby McCarthy: The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba-Clarke

David Constantine: On Photography by Susan Sontag


Gabrielle Chamberland: Quiet by Susan Cain

Eleanor Downie: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Caroline Parkinson: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Chiara Mastrilli: The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Elise Hanscamp: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Kertna Tharmaraja: Princess by Jean Sasson