Women's History Month:
- Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (2011)
- In 1660 on Martha's Vineyard in the settlement of Great Harbor, fifteen year old Bethia Mayfield lives with her pastor father, her brother, and her sister. Bethia resists the female role that is expected of her, a Puritan girl of that time. She isn't allowed to study. She studies in secret. Her love of learning is her secret sin. The author is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.
- Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland (2011)
- Hoping to honor his father and the family business with innovative glass designs, Louis Comfort Tiffany launches the iconic Tiffany lamp as designed by women's division head Clara Driscoll, who struggles with the mass production of her creations. Vreeland has authored many historical novels including Girl in Hyacinth Blue.
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1986)
- Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States , now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy. In Gilead, women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes. The author has been published in over 35 countries and has written over 40 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)
- First book in this series. In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
- My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (2010)
- Traveling to Civil War-era Washington, D. C., to tend wounded soldiers and pursue her dream of becoming a surgeon, headstrong midwife Mary receives guidance from two smitten doctors and resists her mother's pleas for her to return home. This book focuses on the role of women during the Civil War.
- The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (1997)
- The story of Dinah, a tragic character from the Bible whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant. The novel traces her life from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman. A classic women's read.
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (2005)
- A story of friendship set in nineteenth-century China follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language. One of the author's best novels.