Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? We’re kicking off our celebration with one heck of a contest this week. We’re giving away four of our favorite books by women writers published so far this year—which also happen to be some of the most buzzed about books of the moment.
Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes—our Fiction Top Pick for January—is an unconventional love story between small-town gal Lou and wealthy quadriplegic Will. Reviewer Abby Plesser calls the novel a “twisting, turning, heartbreaking novel” that “raises provocative moral questions while developing a truly unique relationship between two people brought together by chance.”
Saturday Night Widows, by Becky Aikman, is a memoir about Aikman’s struggle to move on from the loss of her husband by assembling the Blossoms, a group of fellow midlife widows who lean on each other for support and embark on new adventures together. Reviewer Kelly Blewett calls the book a “compassionate, inspirational and deeply personal read.”
Schroder, by Amity Gaige, is a heartbreaking tale of a desperate father who kidnaps his own 6-year-old daughter. According to reviewer Sheri Bodoh, Gaige “mixes warmth, lovely tenderness and wit with fear and loathing, nakedness and shame, moving her narrative swiftly to an end that hits like a punch in the gut.”
Drinking with Men, by Rosie Schaap—our Nonfiction Top Pick for February—is a deeply entertaining coming-of-age memoir that focuses on the bars Schaap has frequented—and the fascinating people she has met in them—over the years. Reviewer Henry L. Carrigan Jr. calls Schaap “a cracking good storyteller.”
TO ENTER: In the comments, tell us what your favorite book by a female writer is.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, March 8. The winner will receive copies of the four books listed above. Prizes must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Thanks to all who entered! Congratulations to the winner, Pamela Snelling! The contest is now closed.