Our book wish list

We’re always looking for newly published or ‘must-have’ books to keep the library collection fresh, exciting and a lovely place to browse!  We have no budget for new books, so we’re always very grateful for donations from library users, supporters and publishers.

Here are some books that have made their way onto our ‘wish list’.  Many of them come with a glowing recommendation from our learners and borrowers.

If you’d like to donate any of these books, we’d be absolutely delighted!

  • Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600 by Judith M. Bennett, published by Oxford University Press, 1996
  • Opening the gates: an anthology of Arab feminist writing, published by Indiana University Press, 2004
  • Asian Britain: a photographic history by Susheila Nasta, published by Saqi Books, 2013
  • Salt by Nayyirah Waheed, published by CreateSpace, 2013
  • The distance of a shout by Kishwar Naheed, published by Oxford University Press
  • A bad woman’s story by Kishwar Naheed, published by OUP Pakistan
  • Defiant colours by Kishwar Naheed, published by Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2014
  • The public woman by Joan Smith, published by Saqui Books, 2013
  • The sky is a nest of swallows: to tell one’s story is a human right, published by Afghan Women’s Writing Project, 2012
  • Swell: a waterbiography by Jenny Landreth, 2016
  • Leap in: a woman, some waves and the will to swim by Alexandra Heminsley, published by Cornerstone, 2017
  • The Argonouts by Maggie Nelson, published by Graywolf Press, 2015
  • Men explain things to me by Rebecca Solnit, published by Haymarket Books 2014
  • The trouble with women by Jacky Fleming, published by Vintage, 2016
  • Power by Naomi Alderman, published by Viking, 2016
  • Lost and found: queerying the archive, published by Museum Tusculanum Press, 2016
  • The archival turn in feminism: outrage in order by Kate Eichhorn, published by Temple University Press, 2013
  • Playing in the dark: whiteness and the literary imagination by Toni Morrison, 1992
  • The meaning of freedom and other difficult dialogues by Angela Davis, 2012
  • The poetry of Arab women: a contemporary anthology edited by Nathalie Handal (2001)
  • Feminism is for everybody by bell hooks, 2000
  • Pro by Katha Pollitt, published by  Barnes and Noble, 2014
  • Poisoned apples: poems for you, my pretty by Christine Heppermann
  • One-dimensional woman by Nina Power, published by Zero Books, 2009
  • Reorienting western feminisms: women’s diversity in a post-colonial world by Chilla Bulbeck, published by Cambridge University Press, 2007
  • Any of these books from this Fiction for Young Women wish list