Posted on August 26, 2019 at 10:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

How fitting that Mary Shelley, one of the most influential female authors in the English language, was born the same week as National Women’s Equality Day!

Of course, there are many, many other literary ways to celebrate this day — here are some suggestions.

Bustle goes back to ancient times with its list of thirteen female authors who have broken barriers; check out Reading Partners’ list for a few bonus picks.

A World Adventure By Book sticks closer to modern times, with a list of eight groundbreaking science-fiction/fantasy female authors.

Mental Floss picks up the same theme with a long piece on sci-fi writer Katharine Burdekin, who was only known as Murray Constantine for fifty years.

If you’d prefer to read about pioneers in other fields, Penguin offers a list of books about women who changed the world; SheReads also shares its picks for literature focused on strong women, though it's a mix of fiction and nonfiction.

For fiction lovers, Vulture has a list of best books by female authors, chosen by female authors, that definitely spans the centuries as well.

And since this month is also Women in Translation Month, BookMarks recommends these four books in translation, along with a list of other sources for similar picks.

By all means — tell us which authors and books should’ve been included in this roundup!

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