As we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the immense contributions of women in all areas of life, including literature. Canadian women authors have produced some of the most thought-provoking and impactful works of literature in recent times.Their writing speaks to the struggles, joys, and complexities of womanhood, and their unique perspectives have helped shape Canada’s literary landscape and beyond. The books in this reading list feature diverse themes and subjects that provide a unique perspective on the world and womanhood. This International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the power of women’s voices!


The Berry Pickers

By Amanda Peters

How To Pronounce Knife 

By Souvankham Thammavongsa


By Mona Awad

Study for Obedience

By Sarah Bernstein

The Islands: Stories

By Dione Irving


By Anuja Varghese

A History Of Burning

By Janika Oza

Pure Colour

By Sheila Heiti

Woke Up Like This

By Amy Lea

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

By Hannah Moscovitch

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch

By Rivka Galchen

Fight Night

By Miriam Toews

A Grandmother Begins The Story

By Michelle Porter

Learned By Heart

By Emma Donoghue

Nothing Will Be Different

By Tara Mcgowan-Ross

Soft Serve

By Allison Graves

Xanax Cowboy

By Hannah Green

The Clarion

By Nina Dunic

Second Place

By Rachel Cusk


By Angela Sterritt