March is Women's History Month

women's historyReading Recommendations for "Women's History Month"

March is "Women’s History Month." Here are some excellent books by or about women. For more recommendations, please see a Children or Adult Services Librarian.
Adult Fiction Classics Adult General Fiction Adult Nonfiction (Biographies) Books for Kids

Adult Fiction: The Classics


Jane Austen


My Antonia

Willa Cather



George Eliot


The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers


The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison


The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton


Adult Fiction: General


Started Early, Took My Dog

Kate Atkinson


Caleb's Crossing

Geraldine Brooks


The Grief of Others

Leah Hager Cohen


A Visit from the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan


Ten Thousand Saints

Eleanor Henderson


Great House

Nicole Krauss


Ghost Lights

Lydia Millet


The Tiger’s Wife

Téa Obreht


State of Wonder

Ann Patchett


A Trick of the Light

Louise Penny



Karen Russell



Mary Doria Russell


So Much for That

Lionel Shriver


Stone Arabia

Dana Spiotta


Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward


Adult Nonfiction: Biographies and Memoirs


Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Brad Asher


Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life

Lisa Chaney


The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking

Ying-Ying Chang


Agatha Christie, an Autobiography

Agatha Christie


Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

Stacy A. Cordery


Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life

Natalie Dykstra


My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

Noelle Hancock


The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

Wendy McClure


A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France

Caroline Moorehead


Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love and Fallout

Lauren Redniss


Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Richard Rhodes


No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

Condoleezza Rice


princess knightBooks for Kids





Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats

Julie Cummins


Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Carole Gerber


A Stranger At Home: A True Story

Christy Jordan-Fenton


In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

Monica Kulling


Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

Sue Macy


Cleopatra: Serpent of the Nile

Mary Fisk Pack


First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low

Ginger Wadsworth


Jazz Age Josephine

Jonah Winter



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