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International Women's Day book recommendations

When I look at my bookshelves, way less than half are written by women or feature women prominently. If your bookshelves are equally as male-dominated (or even if they're not!), I’d like to encourage you to buy one book by a female author today to celebrate International Women's Day.

Here’s a short video of some outdoor books I have loved reading, all by female authors.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity. This theme aims to get people thinking about the difference between equity and equality, and start to build the understanding that equality is not enough.

Equality vs Equity

Equality is about everyone having access to the same resources or opportunities. Equity is about recognizing different needs and starting points. In an equitable world, everyone has access to the resources or opportunities they need to achieve the same outcome. If you’d like to read more about this distinction, the International Women’s Day website has a good article with illustrations that make the point well.


Going back to my book recommendations, here are some links if you’d like to buy any of these books:

Pilgrimage by J.F.Penn

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Three Stripes South by Bex Band

Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley:

England & Wales Island Bagging by Lisa Drewe:

Dartmoor Tors Compendium by Josephine Collingwood:

And, of course, you could also buy one of mine:

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