There's something about reading that just transports you to another reality in a way that a show or movie simply can't do. No matter what your interests are, there's a book out there for you that you'll undoubtedly get glued to and won't want to put down until you've finished. So if you've just finished your latest read and are looking for the next one, check out this list to get your fix. And as an added bonus, all these books are written by female authors in honor of Women's History Month.

 

The Cuckoo's Calling - J.K. Rowling

Historically, there were a few notable female authors that published their books under a male pseudonym, usually to avoid the prejudice and limitations set on women in those times. But it's not just a historical phenomenon. You might remember that J.K. Rowling purposely used the initials J.K. so that the intended young male audience wouldn't be put off from Harry Potter because a woman wrote it. But that's actually not the only time J.K. Rowling used a male pseudonym. In 2013, she wrote The Cuckoo's Calling under the moniker Robert Galbraith because she wanted to the book to be critiqued without the bias of knowing it was by J.K Rowling. The Cuckoo's Calling is the first in a series of detective novels and was actually later adapted into a show.

The story is centered around a struggling private investigator who takes on the case of a famous supermodel who fell to her death from her apartment. The police ruled it a suicide but her brother is convinced otherwise. Now the PI must go into the world of the rich and famous to find the truth.

 

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Beloved is the most acclaimed book by Toni Morrison receiving the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. It's a story set in 1873 Ohio, centering on Sethe, a former slave who escaped 18 years earlier. But after all that time, she's still not entirely free from the awful memories of her old life. And her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

 

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

If you haven't yet read the book that spawned the massively acclaimed series, it's time you get to it! The Handmaid's Tale is about Offred, a women who lived free with her husband and daughter but after a revolution that overthrows the government, that's no longer the case. Now, she lives as a handmaid who are only considered valuable if they're able to have children.

 

The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory

An easy but fun weekend read. A woman gets stuck in an elevator with a stranger and ends up agreeing to go to a wedding with him.

 

Becoming - Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama's Becoming is a must read for any woman who wants to find their voice. It's a deeply personal memoir about Michelle's experiences that shaped her into who she is today. She covers her roots, her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. Although it's about Michelle, it's hard not to be inspired in your own life.

 

Room - Emma Donoghue

Room was turned into a movie starring Captain Marvel's Brie Larson. But like they say, the book is always better than the movie and the movie was great so you can imagine how good the book is. A young woman is kidnapped and held captive for 7 years, becoming pregnant by her captor. Her son has only ever known the world inside the room where they're both being held but as he's growing older, his curiosity increases so does her desperation to be free once again.

 

Have you read any of these books before? Which one do you want to pick up next? Let us know! @boxbeautyco