In case you've been living under a rock, March is Women’s History Month. And even though the month is coming to a close, it's time to appreciate some brand-new books about women that are by women. Take the time to check out some of these, coming near you this month.
Published February 19, 2019
Goodreads Score: 3.7
A collection of short stories and essays by famous actresses like Salma Hayek, Mindy Kaling, Roxane Gay, Chelsea Handler and more, reflecting on what it means to be a feminist woman in today’s society. Both humorous and insightful, these stars talk about battling “resting bitch face” and workplace harassment under Hollywood’s spotlight.
Coming September 2019
Goodreads Score: 3.67
Any The Handmaid’s Tale fans here? How about those of you who binge-watch it on Hulu? Fifteen years later, Atwood wasn’t ready to end the story. Coming in September, she offers the testaments of three women from Gilead to help answer those open-ended questions, like what happened to Offred and what is happening in Gilead, continuing the dystopian future exploring women’s roles in the patriarchal society.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Published March 5, 2019
Goodreads Score: 4.41
Daisy Jones & The Six is a killer rock-and-roll coming-of-age story about a teenager in the late ‘60s with a radical voice who finds success when joining a band. The band is fictional but follows the talented Daisy’s growth as she becomes a wildly successful singer in the 70s. Filled with sex, drugs, and rock and roll, you’ll wish The Six was a real band thanks to Reid’s brilliant world-building and distinctive storytelling voice.
Published March 19, 2019
Goodreads Score: 3.87
Queenie Jenkins is a hardworking Jamaican-British young woman that loves her job at the newspaper but is honestly quite tired of comparing herself and competing with her middle-aged white coworkers. Queenie breaks up with her long-term white boyfriend and begins to explore the meaning of who she’s meant to be while making some mistakes along the way.