May 2014 Book Recommendations

May 2014 Book Recommendations

Every month, our staff at The California Journal of Women Writers will be highlighting our current reading selections, in order to help grow exposure for the myriad of women writers who should be recognized for their work. Our collective voices as women have the ability to reach far and wide. By bringing you our favorite titles, our hope is that you’re introduced to new writers, new stories, and new visions. We promise you’ll find your next great reading choice from one of our lists.

Lexi Cary

Egan, Jennifer. A Visit From The Goon Squad.
2011. 352 p.p. Anchor (78-0307477477).

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Woman Warrior.
1975. 209 p.p. Vintage (978-0679721888).

MariNaomi. Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22.
2011. 336 p.p. Harper Perennial (978-0062009234).

Jewel Pereyra

Gertsler, Amy. Dearest Creature.
2009, 96 p.p. Penguin Books (978-0143116356). 

Naca, Kristin. Bird Eating Bird: Poems.
2009, 112 p.p. Harper Perennial (978-0061782343).

Petrosino, Kiki. Fort Red Border.
2009, 88 p.p. Sarabande Books (978-1932511741).

Catherine Ruiz

Brandeis, Gayle. The Book of Dead Birds.
2003, 256 p.p. HarperCollins (978-0060528041).

Goodman, Carol. The Lake of Dead Languages.
2002, 390 p.p. Ballantine Books (978-0792728368).

Romm, Robin. The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks.
2009, 213 p.p.  Scribner (978-1416567929).

Jennifer Carter

Choi, Franny. Floating, Brilliant, Gone.
2014. 88 p.p. Write Bloody Publishing (978-1938912436).

Gurba, Myriam. Dahlia Season.
2007. 224 p.p. Manic D. Press, Inc. (978-1933149165).

Kay, Sarah. No Matter the Wreckage.
2014. 100 p.p. Write Bloody Publishing (978-1938912481).

Cara MacNeil

Niffenegger, Audrey. Her Fearful Symmetry.

2010. 406 p.p. Scribner (978-1439169018).

Picoult, Jodi. Wonder Woman: Love and Murder.
2009. 128 p.p. DC Comics (978-1401217082).

Rowling, J.K. The Casual Vacancy.
2012. 503 p.p. Little, Brown & Co. (978-0316228534).

Stacey Balkun

Puhak, Shelley. Guinevere in Baltimore.
2013. 104 p.p. The Waywiser Press (978-1904130574).
Solnit, Rebecca. Wanderlust.
2000. 336 p.p. Penguin Books (978-0140286014).
Tretheway, Natasha. Bellocq’s Ophelia.
2002. 64 p.p. Graywolf Press (978-1555973599).
Bulawayo, Noviolet. We Need New Names
2013. 304 p.p. Raegan Arthur Books (978-0316230810).
Lineberry, Cate. The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
2013. 320 p.p. Little, Brown, and Company (978-0316220224).
Okorafar, Nnedi. Akata Witch.
2011. 349 p.p. Viking (978-0670011964).
Hopkinson, Nalo. The Midnight Robber.
2000. 336 p.p. Grand Central Publishing (978-0446675604).
Revoyr, Nina. The Necessary Hunger.
1997. 365 p.p. St. Martin’s Press (978-0312181420).
Tiptree, James Jr. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever.
2004. 508 p.p. Tachyon Publications (978-1892391209).
Clover, Carol. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film.
1992. 260 p.p. Princeton University Press (978-0691006208).
Kerman, Piper. Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.
2010. 327 p.p. Spiegel & Grau (978-0812986181).
Shriver, Lionel. A Perfectly Good Family: A Novel.
2007. 304 p.p. Harper Perennial (978-0061239496).
Colbert, Brandy. Pointe.
2014. 352 p.p. Penguin (978-0399160349).

Han, Jenny. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
2014. 368 p.p. Simon & Schuster (978-1442426702).

Jensen, Danielle L. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1).
2014. 469 p.p. Strange Chemistry (978-1908844965).

Claire Farley

Garcia, Cristina. Monkey Hunting.
2003. 288 p.p. Ballantine Books (978-034566105).
Goyette, Sue. Ocean.
2013. 80 p.p. Gaspereau Press (978-1554471225).
Watson, Sheila. The Double Hook.
1959. 152 p.p. McClelland & Stewart (978-0771094576).


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