Welcome back, book lovers! March is Women’s History Month, when we can reflect on the inspirational women who have fought for our rights and have paved the way. Not only do we celebrate them, but we look forward to the new generation of women that are creating their own history. All month long, Bookstr will be covering a diverse amount of women from both the past and future, so be sure to check back in! This week’s Three to Read is putting a spotlight on the next generation of women that are taking over the fiction genre. From a bookish rom-com, to fake dating, to a justice-seeking goddess, there’s a book for every woman!
The Neighbor Favor
by Kristina Forest
Lily Greene wants a few things in life: to not feel incomparable to the rest of her family and to have a career in editing children’s books. In reality, she feels there’s no way of succeeding in either of those areas. Her one source of solace is communicating via email with her favorite author until he suddenly ghosts her. After some months, she needs a +1 for her brother’s wedding, and who better to help her than her new (and attractive) neighbor Nick Brown? But what Lily doesn’t know is that Nick is an author who goes by a pen name…the same author that ghosted her all those months ago.
In Kristina Forest’s debut adult fiction novel, she spotlights a woman who sees herself as the odd one out in a family that exudes Black excellence. Lily is shy and bookish and has big dreams that she feels far away from accomplishing. She’s a woman worth rooting for!
Coffee Shop Read
This Time It’s Real
by Ann Liang
Eliza Lin’s romantic story about meeting the love of her life went viral, giving her instant popularity amongst her classmates at her new international school in Beijing. It also landed her a coveted internship at a major magazine. Her story has only one problem: she made it all up (cue “ceilings” by Lizzie McAlpine). In a desperate attempt to keep her new life together, she enlists the help of Caz Song, the charming and famous actor in her class. When the two are a little too good at acting in love, Eliza must face her lies and the future of her career.
Ann Liang made a name for herself when she successfully debuted with If You Could See the Sun. Her new rom-com is what every C-Drama (Chinese Drama) lover could ever hope for. Fake dating? A young woman working hard towards her career? Sign us up!
by Costanza Casati
Clytemnestra is known by many names, but not many know her story. From growing up the daughter of a king to her marriage to Agamemnon, Clytemnestra has been quietly planning. Whether it be for revenge or justice, she is taking control of her own life for once.
In her debut novel, Costanza Casati reimagines the story of Clytemnestra, one of Greek mythology’s most notable villains. For fans of Circe and those who love watching a woman gain agency, this one is for you!
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