We asked women for their very best book recommendations. And they are brilliant.


The saying goes, that those who do not enjoy reading just haven’t found the right book.

Well, ok,  I just made that up but I certainly know it to be true. 

I am the type of person that physically forces books onto people, because I know that a great read is one of the best gifts you can give you a person.

POST CONTINUES BELOW: On last week’s episode of Mamamia Out Loud, I recommended the best Spring read. 

When we asked Mamamia Out Loud listeners for their best book recommendations, we were overwhelmed by the response. We decided to compile them altogether, so we could refer back to it whenever we needed. Here they are:

What Happened by Hillary Clinton

A Little Life by  Hanya Yanagihara

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi

Three Sisters Three Queens by Phillipa Gregory

This House of Grief by Helen Garner

You can listen to Mamamia's Book Club podcast in iTunes.

On Doubt by Leigh Sales

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Or A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis

How Not to Hate Your Husband after Kids by Jancee Dunn

The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright


Tully by Paullina Simons

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Prime Cut by Alan Carter

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Eye of the Sheep by Sophie Laguna

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

The Light Between Two Oceans by M. L. Stedman

POST CONTINUES BELOW: Mia Freedman speaks to Liane Moriarty on No Filter. You can also listen to Mia Freedman interview Holly Wainwright, Jodi Picoult and Susan Carland on No Filter.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Fat Girl by Tess Holliday

No Way! Okay, Fine by Brodie Lancaster

Beautiful Messy Love by Tess Woods

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Detours by Tim Rodgers

The Museum Of Modern Love by Heather Rose

The Break by Marian Keyes

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Hot Flush by Rosy Fenwicke

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Wellmania by Brigid Delaney

Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Work Strife Balance by Mia Freedman

Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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The things We Promise by J. C. Burke

Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

Depends on What You Mean by Extremist by John Safran

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Fighting Hislam by Susan Carland

 The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay by David Murray

Wonder by RJ Palacio

You can listen to the full episode of Mamamia Out Loud, here. 

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