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Read Women: Beautiful Stories to Immerse Yourself in to Celebrate Women’s Month

Read Women: Beautiful Stories to Immerse Yourself in to Celebrate Women’s Month

In celebration of Women’s Month, we take time to explore books written by women–stories that inspire, educate, and tell unique stories told from the female perspective. 

From fiction, real-life-experiences to fantasy, here are recommendations you can read to honor women writers this March.

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney’s second novel is a story of mutual fascination, love, and friendship. It follows two deeply damaged people who develop an intense relationship that is beyond the norms—from their first conversation to the years beyond.

Paris: Through a Fashion Eye by Megan Hess

One of the world's most-successful fashion illustrators, Megan Hess, takes readers on a super stylish adventure through the French capital, showing the best places for a fashionista to eat, sleep, shop and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style. 

Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

Award-winning author Danielle Evans introduces us to Black and multiracial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history—about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight.

Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk

The Nobel Prize-winner's richest and most ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across 18th century Europe–it captures a world on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence.

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Susanto

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of. You get four meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue! Jesse Q. Susanto writes a hilarious, heartfelt romp of a novel about romance paired with accidental murder and the bond of family. 

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Set in the days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness tells the story of loss, growing up, and our relationship with things; it  is classic Ruth Ozeki–bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman balances the heavy with humor and hope; taking readers on a journey right along with Eleanor. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart. 

Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

Yōko Ogawa writes a hypnotic, gentle novel that begins as a surveillance-state dystopia and ends as something more existential: a surreal and haunting meditation on our sense of self. First published in Japan 25 years ago, and newly available in English translation, this novel has a timeless feel.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata by Gina Apostol

Gina Apostol’s riotous second novel takes the form of a memoir by one Raymundo Mata, a half-blind bookworm and revolutionary, tracing his childhood, his education in Manila, his love affairs, and his discovery of writer and fellow revolutionary, Jose Rizal. The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata offers an intoxicating blend of fact and fiction, uncovering lost histories while building dazzling, anarchic modes of narrative.

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Notes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's beloved father’s death in the summer of 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. 

Read more books written by women authors. Visit the Read Women collection on Fully Booked online to discover your next great read.

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