25 Books for March: Women's History Month

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Check out our collection of books for Women's History month - good for any time of the year. Discover your next great read!

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are leaning into a happy future - which is threatened when Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit. 

Becoming by Michelle Obama. An intimate look at the life of the former First Lady.

Circe by Madeline Miller. Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals. 

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. A memoir about a young girl who, when kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. 

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. The victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in the eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social pitfalls and peril. 

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez. When a woman suddenly loses her best friend, she unwittingly inherits a Great Dane who has also suffered loss.

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell. A beautiful story about a woman, her son, and William Shakespeare - who is her husband.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. As a woman who describes her own body as 'wildly undisciplined,' Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.

I'll Be Gone In the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade. 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. A remarkable story of how the cervical cells of the late Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman, enabled subsequent discoveries from the polio vaccine to in vitro fertilization is extraordinary in itself; the added portrayal of Lacks's full life makes the story come alive with her humanity and palpable relationship between race, science and exploitation. 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab. Making a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early eighteenth-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name. 

Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller. Known only as Jane Doe during her rape trial, when her assailant Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in county jail, Miller stunned the world when her victim impact statement went viral.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. 

Matrix by Lauren Groff. Cast out of the royal court, 17-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey. 

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. A darkly enchanting reimagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a spirited young woman discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico. 

More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech by Meredith Broussard (coming soon). Broussard explains how everyday technologies embody racist, sexist and ableist ideas; how they produce discriminatory and harmful outcomes; and how this can be challenged and changed. 

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. A young woman initiates a year-long "siesta" with the help of a drug-pushing psychiatrist.

The Night Watchman: A Novel by Louise Erdich. In 1953, a Chippewa Council night watchman in rural North Dakota fights Congress in an effort to enforce Native American treaty rights.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. A generational saga that follows four generations of a Korean family in Korea and Japan.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material radium was perfectly safe, young women working in a radium-dial factory find themselves embroiled in one of America's beggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. 

The Seven Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard. A 27-year-old woman, who knows she has learning difficulties, is forced to navigate life on her own after her overbearing and elderly mother suffers a stroke by creating a list of rules to live by.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.  A frank yet compellingly readable retelling of race in America.

Trust Exercise: A Novel by Susan Choi. An unconventional narrative about students in a highly competitive liberal arts high school.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Twin sisters choose to live different lives from each other, one as a White person - and the other as Black.

Wow, No Thank You: Essays by Samantha Irby. A spicy cocktail composed of a few fingers of Dorothy Parker and a splash of comedian Wanda Sykes, Irby muses on her life in this hilarious collection of essays.

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