In this post, I’m sharing a curated list of books I’ve recently enjoyed, featuring a strong presence of female authors. Delve into these captivating reads and discover stories that span various genres and themes. Only fiction works in this batch.
- Las Viudas de los jueves by Claudia Piñeiro: An engaging novel by an Argentine writer that explores life in a gated community outside Buenos Aires during the early 2000s economic crisis. Piñeiro deftly examines classism and racism in Latin American countries through a realistic lens.
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson: This classic gothic novel from 1962 masterfully portrays a dysfunctional family in a small town, capturing the eerie atmosphere and dark undertones throughout.
- Vista Chinesa by Tatiana Salem Levy: This powerful short novel delves into the emotional aftermath of a rape in Rio de Janeiro. Be warned – it’s not an easy read, but it’s an important one.
- Pelea de gallos by María Fernanda Ampuero: In her first collection of short stories, this Ecuadorian writer presents a series of violent, brutal, and shocking narratives that leave a lasting impact. These intense stories will challenge and engage you with their raw depictions.
- The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker: This captivating mystery novel follows an American novelist suffering from writer’s block as he investigates a murder, for which his former university professor is accused. The story keeps you hooked from start to finish.
- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro: When a Nobel Prize-winning author pens a science fiction novel, you know it’s bound to be thought-provoking. This tale of intelligent artificial beings in a semi-dystopian world raises numerous ethical questions that will linger long after you’ve turned the last page.
I hope you enjoy these recommendations. Comments and shares are welcome.
Check out my previous recommendation here.