While scrolling through our Netflix queues, we are often so overwhelmed with choices that we spend more time trying to find a movie than actually watching the movie itself. That goes for TV, shows, too. However, this semester I’ve been trying to spend my time with a more old-school mode of entertainment—a book. The abundance of choices are just as overwhelming (perhaps even more so) due to the number of genres out there. From thrillers to poetry collections, I have tried it all.
Here are the female writers you should check out this spring (in every genre you could need!)
1. “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll (Image credit: www.amazon.co.uk)
“Luckiest Girl Alive” is a sucker-punch of a read. It’s fast-paced and follows TifAni FaNelli, a successful New Yorker working at a magazine. However, Ani has a dark past…as all protagonists in good thrillers do.
2. “Bluets” by Maggie Nelson (Image credit: www.chapters.indigo.ca)
This lyric poetry book is haunting, melancholy, and beautifully written. It will teach you about life, love, and yourself. Pick this up if you’re feeling a little blue.
3. “The Girls” by Emma Cline (Image credit: www.penguinrandomhouse.com)
This novel follows a fourteen-year-old who gets involved in a Manson-like cult. However, more so engages with the complexities of aging and gender. This is literature at its finest.
4. “Warcross” by Marie Lu(Image credit: www.penguinrandomhouse.com)
If you are into YA literature, this novel is for you. Reminiscent of the Hunger Games, it follows a young hacker living in a futuristic society in which virtual reality is the world’s newest obsession. Girl power, obviously.
5. “Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman” by Anne Helen Peterson
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This nonfiction book is the perfect feminist read if you’re interested in celebrity culture and the way it affects mainstream media. Peterson analyzes female celebrities from Hillary Clinton to Kim Kardashian and why their particular ideal of femininity is scrutinized.