Bookish friends, I have been excited by SO MANY books already this spring! Making this list was exceedingly difficult for me, given that I obviously couldn’t include EVERY book, so I decided to give myself a criteria of “published in March and April 2018 AND written by a woman.” That definitely narrowed things down for me, but was still a struggle. Then I decided to only share the titles I have already read, so you can be sure that they are tried-and-true amazing titles that you need to pick up ASAP. I will be sharing more titles with you here in the future, don’t worry!

The Wild Birds by Emily Strelow
A perfect fit for naturalists and strong feminists alike, this is an ode to the natural world that will leave you yearning for a trip to the wilderness.

Tangerine by Christine Mangan
A dark suspense story set in Tangier, Morocco in the 1950s, this one is for fans of all things atmospheric and tense.

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
A twisty turny historical fiction tale that requires intense concentration as you travel from the Russian Revolution to the 1970s and back and forth continuously. Well worth the journey!

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman
A hilarious and irreverent look at a suburban neighborhood and all of the personalities and families living there. If you are a parent, you need this book in your life!

Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
An extremely steamy romance between a librarian and a PR executive set in NYC – everything romance fans dream of!

Hot Mess by Emily Belden
Belden’s debut is a delicious and messy foodie drama set in Chicago – this one is a wild ride in the restaurant world!

A Matter of Chance by Julie Maloney
A mother goes to the ends of the earth trying to find her missing daughter – this is a domestic drama/thriller that you will NOT want to put down!

The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner
Okay, I lied. I am in just starting this one as I submit this list, but I knew I needed to include it given how much I loved the author’s first book The Forever Summer from 2017! Here is the Goodreads blurb: When a young widow’s reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
A young medical resident is faced with a love from her past. Readers are passed back and forth from her teen years to present as the two storylines converge. A dishy read perfect for fans of romance and light women’s fiction.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
A blockbuster (and doorstop!) book that examines feminism from a multigenerational view. This one gives readers lots to think about in regard to women’s rights and how to best make a difference in the modern world.