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25 books by women authors to read before 2017 is out

The best books by women authors this year.

THIS WEEKEND, A New York Times columnist named Sam Sifton caused consternation when he asked readers for suggestions on books to read by women authors.

Critics called the request “insulting” and “demeaning,” and were critical of Sifton’s decision to crowdsource suggestions as opposed to doing the work himself.

With that in mind, however, we decided to highlight some great books published in 2017 that just so happen to be written by women.

Add them to your wishlist!

1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

2. Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

3. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

4. Conversation with Friends by Sally Rooney

5. All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

6. Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

7. The Break by Marian Keyes

8.  Tin Man by Sarah Winman

9. Hunger by Roxane Gay

10. Room Little Darker by June Caldwell

11. The Idiot by Elif Batuman

12. Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

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13. The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney

14. Madame President by Helene Cooper

15. The Party by Elizabeth Day

16. History of Wolves by Emily Fridland

17. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

18. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti


19. Things That Happened Before The Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

20. Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong

21. One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Khoul

22. Who Thought This Was A Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco

23. How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

24. Love In Row 27 by Eithne Shortall

25. Startup by Doree Shafrir

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