It’s always exciting to spice up your daily routine with something new! That’s why Oxford at Iron Horse Apartments in North Richland Hills, Texas encourages you to try out our weekly recommendations and lifestyle tips.
We all love a good recommendation, especially when it comes to new reading material. They help us break out of the reading rut, which is all too unavoidable at times. So, if you’re looking for your next book to check-out from the local library or purchase at your favorite bookstore, take a peek at the recommendations we have provided below. Not only do they make for excellent reading material, but they are also written by women authors. In purchasing one of these books, you’ll be supporting all women creatives across the publishing industry by investing in their art. To begin a new trend in your reading habits, glance at the picks below.
The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
In Amanda Erye Ward’s The Jetsetters, everyone is, to put it mildly, a colossal wreck. Lucky for us, they each—all three Perkins children, plus their widowed matriarch Charlotte—also get a say. Told in chapters with alternating POVs, Eyre Ward’s genuine, hilarious writing rotates between each character’s perspective over the course of a week-long European cruise, producing a story of deep-seated familial discord and desire that falls apart as spectacularly as it wills itself back together.
A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
From a titan of literature comes a new novel that opens in 1930s Spain, where two refugees, including a pregnant widow named Roser, make a harrowing pilgrimage over mountains and oceans to escape civil war. Bound to her deceased lover’s brother in a marriage of convenience, she settles in the author’s native Chile. The protagonist builds a new home, while considering the one that she left behind. In this transporting novel, Isabel Allende is as transcendent and life-affirming as ever, locating joy in the refugee experience and light in the darkness.
Lurking by Joanne McNeil
Not a fan of fiction? Well, this non-fiction book by Joanne McNeil charts roving personal histories of the Internet, tracing the path from forums and Friendster to today’s caustic cesspool. Lurking is far-reaching and ferociously smart, told from the hearts and minds of users— rather than the profit and loss statements of tech conglomerates. In centering her research on the user experience, McNeil weaves a people’s history of the Internet, making for a humane, big-hearted narrative of how the Internet has changed — and how it changed us.