As we gear up to celebrate Women’s Day on March 8, here's how you can take part in the celebrations literally. We have whittled down a list of the most read books of women authors by our readers. Find a great excuse to spend your day sipping coffee at your favourite place with one of our readers choice. You must-must include these in your reading list

  1. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
    A novel that takes us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent. It braids together the lives of a diverse cast of characters who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love and by hope.
  2. Night School by C.J. Daugherty
    A darkly romantic, YA thriller, riveting boarding school mystery set in a British boarding school. 
  3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
     This novel is grappling with many of the same themes as the Harry Potter books: the losses and burdens of responsibility that come with adulthood, and the stubborn fact of mortality. 
  4. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
    A work of detective fiction that takes you to a wonderful trip of mystery and murder veiled under the old world facade of the Bertram's Hotel. 
  5. In custody by Anita Desai
    The book deals with the search for meaning in life and explores themes of identity and language using Urdu poetry.
  6. Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
    This is a well-constructed and interesting detective novel
  7. God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
    A story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the "Love Laws" that lay down "who should be loved, and how.
  8. Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
    This one is a brilliantly fast and funny romantic comedy, you'll enjoy reading.
  9. When it happened in Scotland by Patience Griffin
    A charming new romance set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
  10. PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
    A sweet and simple love tale about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.