Top 10 Recommended Books for Women’s Book Club

 

These books come highly recommended and would definitely make a value addition to any women’s book club. The genres may differ, the story lines varied but the characters and the tales they tell are both empowering and powerful enough for these books to hog the top spot when it comes to women’s book club suggestions.

 

The living infinite

  as a historical novel, it certainly stands out from its interesting take on the life of a Spanish princess, and while the author may have taken some liberty with a few details, the book manages to paint a rather poignant picture of a homesick princess, far away from home, dealing with unresolved issues. A good read on any day and would definitely make the list for women’s book club recommendations

Read it For:
an interesting take on Spanish society, and the life of a princess
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into historical novels, fiction or otherwise, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
for its tone, attention to detail and of course, the Spanish princess

The origin of others

Toni Morriison bases her book on the various lectures she had given at Harvard University and uses the same to explore the works by others on the same subject, including that of Hemmingway and Harriet Beecher Stove. The book explores the paradigm of racial politics and is forward enough to ascertain the role of literature in the interplay between history and race

Read it For:
for an interesting take on race and racial issues
Don't Read it For:
The book can be a tad long winded at times and if exploring history and the question if race is not your cup of tea, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The interesting take on literature and its role in racial policies pan America

Reset

remember the blogger who got fired from his high profile tech job in the Silicon Valley for making what could at best be termed as racial comments? Well, this book is based on the life of yet another tech worker who got worked for questioning the lack of diversity at the workplace. The book follows Ellen on her journey through her teen years to her campaign for diversity, even as the CEO of Reddit

Read it For:
The issues confronting Silicon Valley today
Don't Read it For:
If diversity issues or books on the same don’t interest you, you may want to give this a miss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The interesting take on diversity and how Ellen dealt with it, which is why this book stands out as a ladies book club suggestions.

Nomadland

the book is about exploring the iterant life of middle class America, as they travel from one city to the other in search of a job. Given the economic hardships, most Americans face today, this book certainly paints a poignant picture of endless frustration and glimmers of hope.

Read it For:
A closer look at urban America and the economic hardships most face today
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into reading about economic challenges most Americans face, you may want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The interesting interplay between various characters, including the larger than life Linda May
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Thanks Obama

David joined the Obama campaign fresh out of college and went on to become one of his youngest speech writers. The book paints an interesting picture of what went behind the scenes and coupled with interesting wit and humor makes this book an interesting read. While this book may not exactly be a page turner, it is still interesting enough to feature as one of the good books for the woman’s book club

Read it For:
an interesting take on one of the spell bounding campaigns run by any political leader
Don't Read it For:
If election campaigns are not your cup of tea, you may want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
for its sheer wit and innovative approach

Manhattan beach

a historical novel, it stands out from many others from the subject of its book (a Second World War diver and a woman at that) to the way it explores the innate nature of the army, and the conflict of interests that lie in-between. As one of the first female divers, the main character is tasked with repairing ships and making them sea safe but she is also determined to find out more about what happened to her dad. This sets the tone for the rest of the novel.

Read it For:
An interesting take on women and the novel explores the challenges they had to face back then
Don't Read it For:
if historical thrillers are not your cup of tea, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
Apart from the main plot, the way the various characters interplay with each other, the rapid development of the main plot makes it one of the recommended books for women’s book club

Her body and other parties

if you ever wondered what Law and Order would be like in a parallel dimension, then this book would be as good as it gets and more. It offers an anthology of short stories from the bizarre to the truly horrifying and as hard as it can be to believe, all these stories are but the work of one author. Each story stands out from the rest; offering an interesting take on what may well have been a stereotyped story. This book definitely makes the cut for woman’s book club suggestions

Read it For:
some of the most interesting collection of stories that you would have ever seen
Don't Read it For:
If the bizarre and strange turns you off, then you may want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the way each story has been developed and the interesting plot lines make this book stand out

A moonless starless sky

this book is a must read and definitely one of the top picks for ladies book club suggestions. The book explores in vivid detail four separate episodes of rising extremism in Africa and the challenges it posed and how some of the brave and the courageous stood up to the same. Alexis reported on these events and this forms the crux of this book, and it takes us on this enthralling journey as to how the human spirit remains unbroken despite the challenges posed by extremism

Read it For:
One of the most vivid retelling of extremism rising out of Africa
Don't Read it For:
If extremism and how others rose up to the challenge, is not your cup of tea, you may want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The remarkable stories, and how Alexis paints a vivid picture of the same

Nasty women

the book certainly rips off the blinkers with its vivid and descriptive style; it pans the last elections and the divisive nature of the same. The book consists of various viewpoints offered by various personalities, such as Rebecca Solnit, Samantha Irby and much more. It enables you to look under the hood into the pervasive nature of misogyny and racism rife in America since last elections and pushes you to ask why?

Read it For:
A closer look at Urban America and its insular nature
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into reading about last elections and its aftermath, then you would want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The overall tone, the rich description, various characters and the eventuality that rocked US last year

We Were Eight Years in Power

this book paints a vivid picture of the Obama years; it takes a closer look at the last eight years of Obama rule, and the challenges that he had to face and overcome as a president.  The book comes with eight essays, one for each year of Obama’s rule and points to a still pervasive problem of us versus others. It is a definite must read book and one of the good books for women’s book club

Read it For:
Essays on eight years of Obama rule
Don't Read it For:
if you feel that you have already read enough on Obama rule, then you may want to give this book a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
The essays and the details contained in the book.

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