Tag: women’s fiction

More Wives, More Daughters, More Girls: A Trend that Won’t Die

More Wives, More Daughters, More Girls: A Trend that Won’t Die

I know what’s on your mind: When you roll out of bed in the morning, comb your hair, and brush your teeth, you think, “Gee, there just aren’t enough books with “wife,” “daughter,” or “girl” in the title. I read all the ones Booklist compiled last summer (here and here). If only there were more!” Well, fear not, voracious […]

Men Breaking the Rules (by Writing Believable Women’s Fiction)

Men Breaking the Rules (by Writing Believable Women’s Fiction)

While I love all of our Spotlights, I have a special place in my heart for the women’s fiction issue (after all, I wrote the book(s) on the topic!). In the very first Women’s Fiction Spotlight that I contributed to, I wrote up “Rebecca’s Rules: Defining Women’s Fiction,” since the term is so vague. (It’s not […]

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10 Literary Inspirations for International Women’s Day

10 Literary Inspirations for International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The women in these books are some of my favorites, exemplifying courage, conviction, and a willingness to speak their minds—whether in a whisper or a […]

Reviews of the Week: Lisa Jewell, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Don DeLillo, and More

Reviews of the Week: Lisa Jewell, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Don DeLillo, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from February 29–March 4 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 29 The Girls in the […]

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Reviews of the Week: Donna Leon, Maggie Stiefvater, Perri Camille, and More

Reviews of the Week: Donna Leon, Maggie Stiefvater, Perri Camille, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from February 22–26 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 22 The Waters of Eternal Youth, […]

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The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2016 Best Lists and Spotlight on Women’s Fiction

The Latest Booklist: ALA’s 2016 Best Lists and Spotlight on Women’s Fiction

The March 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 236 new reviews and 10 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

More Mother-Daughter Discoveries for Fans of Elizabeth Strout’s I Am Lucy Barton

More Mother-Daughter Discoveries for Fans of Elizabeth Strout’s I Am Lucy Barton

As in her powerful debut, Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, mines the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, exploring the cracks and crevices where unconditional love can hide. Readers who can’t get enough perspective on these complex relationships will enjoy these moving explorations. And Now You Can Go, by Vendela […]

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Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I think librarians fall into one of two camps: those who have […]

A Manual for Reading Women: Spectacular Short Stories

A Manual for Reading Women: Spectacular Short Stories

It’s big news when short story collections get major book buzz. And the story behind Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories is one worth repeating. Little known, but fiercely admired, Berlin published six collections of short stories before her death in 2004. Often compared to American great Raymond Carver, this compilation celebrates the work […]

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Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from March 16–20 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, March 16th Shopaholic to the Stars, by Sophie Kinsella, read by […]

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