March Recommendations

All the books listed here are available at the library. Stop in, give us a call, or use the online catalog to place a hold and check one out.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with collective biographies following groups of women who changed the course of history.

Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt
Fly Girls by Keith O
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Queens of Animation by Nathalia Holt: Based on extensive interviews and access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation tells the story of the women who infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney Animation studios and created artwork we’ve come to know and love. Fighting sexism and harassment while working towards improving the portrayal of female characters for young audiences.

Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien: Airplane racing was one of the most popular, and dangerous, sports between the world wars. Follow the story of five remarkable women who fought to compete against men in the national air races of the 1920s and 30s, blazing the trail for women in all different fields in the future.

Radium Girls by Kate Moore: The discovery of radium made headlines across the country and became a wonder drug in the medical community, being included in all kinds of products from body lotion to tonic water. The girls working with these products in factories start falling mysteriously ill, while the factories are denying claims of gruesome side effects. Follow along with one of the biggest scandals of the 20th century and a turning point for worker’s rights

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister: Award-winning journalist, Rebecca Traister, began her research by exploring the 21st century phenomenon of the American single woman, staying single longer and getting married later in life. She found out that this phenomenon is actually nothing new but that when women are given options beyond early heterosexual marriage massive social change comes about–abolition, secondary education, and more. 

Page turners great for Spring Break. On the beach or staying home!

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
The Catch by Amy Lea
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand: When Link receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper from her desk. Flashing back to 1993, the bond between Link’s mother and the number she wanted him to call is forged. Following the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and how it has affected those around them.

The Catch by Amy Lea: When Boston fashion influencer Melanie goes to a rural fishing village in Canada as a last ditch effort to rescue her brand she finds herself mixed up in a fake engagement with a grumpy fisherman Evan. After long hikes and campfire chats, reeling in their feelings proves to be difficult.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty: When Jane moves to town, she brings her mysterious past with her. As she begins to interact with the other women in her circle, she finds out that little lies can often become lethal. Read the book or you can check out season one of the TV show from the library!

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid: After shattering every record and claiming twenty Slam titles, it’s time for Carrie Soto to retire. When someone threatens to take her record, she makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement with her father as her coach. This riveting emotional novel tells the story of the cost of greatness and what it takes to be a legendary athlete.

In honor of the Academy Awards (March 10) check out these books that have been adapted into films nominated for Best Picture.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann: After oil was discovered beneath their land, the members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma became extremely wealthy. When the Osage began to be mysteriously killed off one-by-one the newly created FBI took on the case. Follow the story of a fledgling FBI and one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup: This autobiography follows Solomon, a black man born free in New York state, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana where he stayed for the next twelve years. This harrowing, page-turning narrative shines a light on a portion of American history that is hard but extremely important to read about.

Women Talking by Miriam Toews: After finding out that a group of men in their community are taking advantage of the women in their community, eight Mennonite women meet to decide how they are going to move forward. What would you do when faced with the choice of staying somewhere where you and your family are not safe or leaving the only world you’ve ever known?

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque: In 1914, after their schoolteacher goads them to join into the “glorious war” a room full of fresh-faced German students sign up. We then follow a young “unknown soldier” as he experiences the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches of World War I.