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9 Must-Reads for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate than with a book? We’ve put together a comprehensive list of 9 titles across fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels that will help you commemorate all the unique experiences of womanhood. These are the perfect addition to anyone’s collection to enjoy this month and beyond.


The Woman Destroyed by Simone De Beauvoir

One of the most influential thinkers of her generation draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises in these three “immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion” (The Sunday Herald Times).

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9781101908464 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

A 40th anniversary hardcover edition of Sandra Cisneros’s beloved coming-of-age novel about a young girl growing up in Chicago, with a new introduction by John Phillip Santos.

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

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Boys Weekend Cover - 9780593316719 Boys Weekend by Mattie Lubchansky

Newly-out trans artist’s assistant Sammie is invited to an old friend’s bachelor weekend in El Campo, a hedonistic wonderland of a city floating in the Atlantic Ocean’s international waters—think Las Vegas with even fewer rules. Though they have not identified as a man for over a year, Sammie’s college buddies haven’t quite gotten the message—as evidenced by their formerly closest friend Adam asking them to be his “best man.”

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9780394722184Masks by Fumiko Enchi

A stunning and understated debut novel of seduction and infidelity about a woman who, devastated by the death of her son, takes an increasing interest in the personal affairs of her widowed daughter-in-law.

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9781400033430Sula by Toni Morrison

From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner: Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. This brilliantly imagined novel brings us the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio.

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9780385420174Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance, bittersweet wit, and delicious recipes.

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9780593315699 Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby

A hilarious new essay collection from Samantha Irby “engages readers with her characteristic combination of laugh-out-loud moments, heartfelt passages and plenty of awkward experiences…. Quietly Hostile will delight established fans and newcomers alike (Parade).

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9780679721888The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

An exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American.

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9780679767954Heartburn by Nora Ephron

A 40th anniversary reissue of the national bestselling author’s hilarious first novel that memorably mixed food, heartbreak, and revenge into a comic masterpiece—now with a new foreword by Stanley Tucci.

“Touching and funny…. Proof that writing well is the best revenge.” —Chicago Tribune

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