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Noteworthy Female Authors

Books Worth Escaping To

We're one quarter of the way through 2021. Some of us had hoped we'd be experiencing more adventure by now (I know I certainly did!)

As women, we need time of serenity and most often that means curled up with an amazing book. We're celebrating women this month and women authors are no exception. Let this list of books be the motivation for your next armchair escape.

The Divines By Ellie Eaton

With the emotional power of Normal People and the reflective haze of The Girls, a magnetic novel that moves between present-day Los Angeles and a British boarding school in the 1990s, exploring the destructive relationships between teenage girls. 

Just As I Am By Cicely Tyson

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony

The Turn Out By Megan Abbott

Bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott's revelatory and mesmerizing new novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio.

Yolk By Mary HK Choi

From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.

Crying In H Mart By Michelle Zauner

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

The Book Of Difficult Fruit By Kate Lebo

Inspired by twenty-six fruits, the essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends natural, culinary, medical, and personal history.

As much as we love authors from around the world, we love local even more. If your a local author and would like to be featured in Fort Collins Lifestyle Magazine, please email