New books by women – celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

This year’s theme is ‘Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030’. City of Parramatta Libraries recommend this list of new titles for readers to celebrate rich lives of these women as well as yourself.

Everywhere I look by Helen Garner

The spaces in between : a memoir by  Caroline Jones

Talking as fast as I can by Lauren Graham

All my Januaries : pleasures of life and other essays by Barbara Blackman

You can’t touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain by Phoebe Robinson

Reckoning by Magda Szubanski

Fight like a girl by Clementine Ford

A woman looking at men looking at women by Siri Hustvedt

One life by Kate Grenville

Frantumaglia : a writer’s journey by  Elena Ferrante

My life on the road by Gloria Steinem

Shrill : notes from a loud woman by Lindy West

Girl up by Laura Bates

Sex object : a memoir by Jessica Valenti

Speaking out : a 21st-century handbook for women & girls by Tara Moss