We're celebrating International Women's Day the best way we know how – through books! Here's a selection of some of our favourite books written by and/or about women that inspire us on and off the page.
100 tales of extraordinary women - the most highly supported original book ever in the history of crowdfunding.
The most talked about memoir of 2016 is now in paperback
A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford – mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time . . .
It is a story of astonishing endurance - both physical and mental - which has already inspired people all around the world.
A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.
The incredible first book from YouTube sensation and all-round superwoman, Lilly Singh - now in paperback.
The great leader of the women’s suffrage movement tells the story of her fight for equality
A superbly written novel offering an intriguing interpretation of one of the world’s greatest aviators, the glamorous and mysterious Jean Batten.
A provocative and inspiring work on overcoming the obstacles facing women on the path to leadership
Read all about inspiring women and their extraordinary achievements!
Forget about the glass ceiling – let’s change the system altogether by redefining the very meaning of success at work and in our personal lives
Running a marathon isn’t something that comes naturally to newsreader Niva Retimanu. But whether you come first or last, if you complete 42.2 kilometres, you’re still a marathon runner.
Jane Tolerton's Ettie Rout: New Zealand's safer sex pioneer honours an irreverent, heroic figure of the New Zealand World War One story. A safe-sex campaigner ahead of her time.
Provocative, stirring, and beautifully co-written by novelist Laurence Fearnley, Lydia Bradey: Going Up is Easy is the story of how one woman took on the mountaineering world and won.
Discover history's most remarkable women.
The hard-hitting and moving expose of a teenager whose abuse by police began when she was a 13-year-old and continued throughout her teens.
A candid portrait of one of New Zealand’s most successful entrepreneurs, as well as a practical hands-on guide to what it takes to succeed in business.
Including new chapters. Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air – and hope.
A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers
Lily's debut collection of raw and deeply personal stories that will resonate with teenagers and young women, and inspire honest conversations
A battle guide for the intentional and unintentional douchebaggery we sometimes call sexism.
Nasty Galaxy is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey - and 100% #GIRLBOSS. Filled with illustrations, photos and short essays that embody the style and spirit of the NastyGal brand, it is both a vivid visual compendium of Sophia Amoruso's influences and the perfect life bible for girlbosses everywhere.