There’s no better escape than reading a good book, and 2018 is shaping into an already a great year for reading. As much as we love classics and old books, it’s always interesting to grab a brand-new book, especially if you’re one of the first among your friends to read and share it. So get your to-read list ready. Here are 15 great new books — all by female authors — are already getting rave reviews.
1. Awayland by Ramona Ausubel
In these 11 stories, we meet a chef to astronauts, a Minnesota mayor trying to trigger a population boom, and a Cyclops looking for love online.
2. Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi
Find tips and outlines on ways they can change their diets for optimal brain health.
3. Educated by Tara Westover
This book highlights the importance of education and its ability to change lives.
4. Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
The author reckons with her own mortality and her long-held belief system to find her own understanding of life and death.
5. Feel Free by Zadie Smith
This collection of essays addresses a diverse range of topics including music, movies and current events.
6. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
This is a story of unbreakable friendship set in a harsh and impoverish corner of India.
7. Mrs. by Caitlin Macy
This titillating novel explores the complex social hierarchy of several Upper East Siders connected by an elite private elementary school.
8. My Dead Parents by Anya Yurchyshyn
The author conducts research by interviewing family and traveling abroad to ultimately gain peace.
9. Stray City by Chelsey Johnson
This book touches on the divide between the family we have and the families we choose.
10. The French Girl by Lexie Elliott
Six friends question each other’s innocence and the trustworthiness of their own memories.
11. The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
This story of loss and friendship follows a group of childhood best friends when they reunite as adults to grapple with a friend’s suicide.
12. The Italian Party by Christina Lynch
This novel addresses how the politics can influence us in personal ways, especially when traveling abroad.
13. The Kevin Show by Mary Pilon
This nonfiction book captures the highs and lows of life with mental illness.
14. The Queen Of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
For two friends, a resident from their med school years threaten to change the lives, careers and friendship they’ve worked so hard to build.
15. White Houses by Amy Bloom
This is an examination of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with journalist Lorena Hickok.