5 Books Written By Women That You MUST Read In February

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2018 means new books to look forward to, and this year, there are so many books by women to read. These five books by women, all of which have recently come out or are soon to be released, are ones you should definitely check out this month!

Read on to see our top 5 picks for February.

Morgan Jerkins This Will Be My Undoing
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This Will Be My Undoing By Morgan Jerkins

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America by Morgan Jerkins is a collection of essays that deals with the author's experiences as a black woman in America today. She writes about feminism, black history, pop culture, misogyny, racism, and a multitude of other topics. This is definitely a book you'll want to read, given the current state of the country. This Will Be My Undoing is set to come out on January 30.

Halsey Street By Naima Coster
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Halsey Street By Naima Coster

Halsey Street by Naima Coster is a novel about family and belonging. The book focuses on two women, Penelope Grand and her mother Mirella in their attempts to rebuild their relationship and move forward with their lives. 

After The Eclipse By Sarah Perry
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After The Eclipse By Sarah Perry

After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry is a memoir about the author's mother's murder. Perry was twelve when her mother was killed, and she takes us through her life before and after, painting a clear picture of her mother throughout. 

Feel Free By Zadie Smith
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Feel Free By Zadie Smith

Feel Free is a collection of essays by Zadie Smith. Here, she includes previously unpublished work, along with popular essays of hers, discussing social media, politics, culture, and her own life. Feel Free comes out on February 6, 2018.

Not That Bad Edited By Roxane Gay
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Not That Bad Edited By Roxane Gay

Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture is a collection of essays addressing rape and assault. Roxane Gay edits the collection, and this is an essential read for 2018. The book technically comes out on May 1, 2018, but you should pre-order it RIGHT NOW. 

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DEENA ELGENAIDI

Deena ElGenaidi is a writer living in Brooklyn. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @deenaelg 

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