There’s no better month than an official Month of Reading to get you to tuck yourself in with a cup of cocoa and a good book or join that bookclub you’ve always wanted to be a part of. In the UAE, March has been designated as the Month of Reading by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to motivate the community to read.
Here’s your guide to the best new books by female authors to pick up and read this month.
Let Me Tell You What I Mean By Joan Didion
Widely considered to be the most anticipated book of 2021, Didion’s collection of early writing between 1968 and 2000 is a peek into her literary world in politics, press and her inner-world – a true gem.
White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind by Koa Beck
This book demands you to participate in the important conversation on race and empowerment with a thorough examination on the history of feminism and how women of color have always been left out of the conversation. A thought provoking, enlightening read.
But You’re Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood by Kayleen Schaefe
Author Kayleen Schaefer tosses together psychology, first-hand reportage and personal anecdotes to weave in this succinct rhetoric on how 30-somethings navigate their lives and how the pandemic has marked a steady shift in 30s culture as we know it.
The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone’s memoir is a unique, never-before-seen perspective on the elusive 90s super star who opens the book with her waking up at the hospital after experiencing a brain haemorrhage that nearly killed her in 2001.
The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Written by Dutch author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening is an award-winning debut novel on innocence, loss and family that will stay with you long after finishing it.