In case you weren’t aware, we love reading at Girls’ Night In, and we especially love reading and celebrating books by women. Here are a couple that have caught our eye recently and are sitting pretty on our shelf.

Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
A lovely book of Zadie Smith's best writing across a variety of topics across culture, politics, and examinations of life. This is a must read on a cozy night in when you're searching for something short but beautiful and wholesome.
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Number One Chinese Restaurant: Lillian Li
This is a debut novel by author Lillian Li. We're a sucker for books that examine multigenerational ties and themes. This book is "about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant."
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Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
The teaser on this caught our eye because we felt empathetic to main character's love for books: "Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra’s only companions—until she meets Ludo."
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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
"If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?" If this hook doesn't...er, hook you in, then we're not sure what to tell you. This one's definitely on our shelves for a captivating read and discussion with friends.
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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
We loved *The Interestings* by Meg Wolitzer, and therefore have high hopes for her new novel. "From the *New York Times*-bestselling author of The Interestings, an electric, multilayered novel about ambition, power, friendship, and mentorship, and the romantic ideals we all follow deep into adulthood."
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
This novel sounds gripping. In like an uncomfortable-but-I-can't-look-away sort of way. Here's the teaser: "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center." Also, it's Oprah's book club pick. 😉
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Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Teaser: "Two Chinese-American sisters—Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister’s protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister."
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Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
A book that examines friendship, distance, and culture? We're in. Teaser: "A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again."
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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
This felt like a lighter and fun read, perfect to take with you on a trip to someplace warm. "A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel."
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The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg
Mallory Ortberg is a Delight. The co-creator of the feministy website The Toast and author of Texts From Jane Eyre has created yet another humorous book that's witty and too real. The book is released March 13th.
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