Reading Your Way Through Women’s History Month, Pt 1

We’re a week into Women’s History Month and people all over the internet are posting lists of good books about women’s history.*  I am happily adding names to my To-Be-Read list, which is already so long that I may never work my way through it. But in the excitement of learning about new (or at least new-ish) books, it’s easy to forget (slightly) older books of women’s history.

Here are links to a dozen reviews from earlier posts, just in case your list isn’t long enough already:

The Rival Queens: Catherine de’Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom

Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War (Okay, this isn’t technically a review. It’s an interview with the author. My blog; my rules.)

 Astrid Lundgren’s War Diaries, 1939-1945

Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical

 Warrior Women: An Archaeologist’s Search for History’s Hidden Heroines

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

The General’s Niece: The Little-Known De Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France (FYI. You’re going to be hearing more from Paige Bowers later this month

 The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World

The Women Who Wrote the War

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First Female War Correspondent Killed in Action

Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Princesses of King Edward Longshanks

That should keep you busy for a while.**


*I was pleased to be included in this list: 8 Unforgettable True Stories of Women Who Made Their Mark on History

**If you’re looking for more suggestions, I highly recommend Greer McAllister’s blog series #read99women,  in which 99 women authors recommend books by and about women. (Full disclosure: I made my recommendation on February 27.)




If you are reading this in real time: we spring forward into Daylight Savings Time on Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks. (I also celebrate this event by cursing whoever decided this was a good idea. It doesn’t actually save daylight. It just steals it from the morning people and gives it to the night people. Rant over. Until next year.)

I will be speaking about Women Warriors in the Twin Cities on March 11. Here are links to the details:
St. Paul

In case you missed it, Women Warriors is now available in paperback.

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Come back on Monday for three questions and an answer with Sarah Rose, author of The D-Day Girls !

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