Read a Girl

We amplify women’s voices

Read a Girl started after I realised that even though I was an avid reader, my reading list was dominated by men. I set myself up to start reading more women and documented my findings on a Facebook page that later developed into a monthly newsletter and an Instagram profile.

Read a Girl’s main goal is to promote the work of women authors. Featured by Inc. and Mashable as one of the best newsletters of 2020, Read a Girl’s mission is to bring to light the work of amazing writers who, sometimes, get overshadowed by their gender.


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Read a Girl #38: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me”, Mariko Tamaki

Read a Girl #37: “A Manual for Cleaning Women”, Lucia Berlin

Read a Girl #36: “Grapefruit”, Yoko Ono

Read a Girl #35: “Women”, Chloe Caldwell

Read a Girl #34: “The Reddest Rose”, Liv Strömquist

Read a Girl #33: “The Artist’s Way”, Julia Cameron

Read a Girl #32: “Educated”, Tara Westover

Read a Girl #31: “Heimat”, Nora Krug

Read a Girl #30: “The Memory Police”, Yōko Ogawa

Read a Girl #29: “The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories”, Marina Keegan

Read a Girl #28: “Motherwell”, Deborah Orr

Read a Girl #27: “The Bell Jar”, Sylvia Plath

Read a Girl #26: “In The Dream House”, Carmen Maria Machado

Read a Girl #25: “Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays”, Chelsea Hodson

Read a Girl #24: “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982”, Cho Nam-Joo

Read a Girl #23: “Normal People”, Sally Rooney

Read a Girl #22: “The Lonesome Bodybuilder”, Yukiko Motoya

Read a Girl #21: “Everything I Know About Love”, Dolly Alderton

Read a Girl #20: “Heartburn”, Nora Ephron

Read a Girl #19: “Bluets”, Maggie Nelson

Read a Girl #18: “Just Kids”, Patti Smith

Read a Girl #17: “Hausfrau”, Jill Alexander Essbaum

Read a Girl #16: “Transit”, Rachel Cusk

Read a Girl #15: “Fleabag”, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Read a Girl #14: “Bossypants”, Tina Fey

Read a Girl #13: “The Days of Abandonment”, Elena Ferrante

Read a Girl #12: “The Hour of the Star”, Clarice Lispector

Read a Girl #11: “Notes to Self”, Emilie Pine

Read a Girl #10: “No One Belongs Here More Than You”, Miranda July

Read a Girl #9: “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”, Gail Honeyman

Read a Girl #8: “Sour Heart”, Jenny Zhang 

Read a Girl #7: “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao”, Martha Batalha

Read a Girl #6: “You Know You Want This”, Kristen Roupenian

Read a Girl #5: “Fun Home”, Alison Bechdel

Read a Girl #4: “Kitchen”, Banana Yoshimoto

Read a Girl #3: “So Sad Today”, Melissa Broder

Read a Girl #2: “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal”, Jeanette Winterson

Read a Girl #1: “A Little Life”, Hanya Yanagihara

Read a Girl #0: Hello and thank you for all the fish