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ATHENA Grand Rapids List of Female Favorites: Top Books By Female Authors

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ATHENA Grand Rapids List of Female Favorites: Top Books By Female AuthorsATHENA Council member Mei Mah works on creating partnerships and on-ramps for learners at Grand Valley State University. She also has side hustles as a mom, spouse, chauffeur, personal shopper, maker and chef. 

“I love to learn, especially by immersing myself in new cultural experiences,” Mei shared. “These days I’m reverting to my love of reading to stretch boundaries of imagination and knowledge.  Books are just an old school version of the Starship Enterprise’s holodeck, where anything is possible.” 

 Check out this list of Mei’s favorite books by female authors.

Fiction:

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The AFTERWARD
E.K. Johnston

An American Marriage
Tayari Jones

Interpreter of Maladies*
Jhumpa Lahiri

Pachinko*
Min Jin Lee

Little Fires Everywhere*
Celeste Ng

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: a Novel*
Lisa See

The Hate u Give
Angie Thomas

Non-Fiction

Dare to Lead
Brene Brown

Wave*
Sonali Deraniyagala

Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America
Barbara Ehrenreich

Becoming
Michelle Obama

Boys & Sex
Peggy Orenstein

Educated
Tara Westover

Food & Cookbooks

Rosie’s Basics or The Pie & Pastry Bible
Rosie Levy Beranbaum

The Way to Cook
Julie Child

Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Gabriella Hamilton

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Marcella Hazan

I am Filipino: And This Is How We Cook*
Nicole Ponseca & Miguel Trinidad

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen*
Grace Young

*Asian books

Books are available by local woman-owned Books and Mortar via email or online shop. Kent District Library has an awesome book download program if you want to check it out from your local library. 

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