What We’re Reading for World Book Day

Happy World Book Day 2017, readers!

From the official site:

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

Depending on where you are, World Book Day is either celebrated on the first Thursday of March, or on the 23rd of April. But we love books, so we’re going to celebrate it twice. (We’d celebrate and write about books everyday if we could, but our editors might fire us.)

Here’s what #TeamFEMALE is reading on this wonderful day.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Illicia Alias, Special Projects Writer

Two highschool misfits, fully aware of the futility of first love, fall in love anyway in this novel by renowned Young Adult author, Rainbow Rowell.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Fairuz Nadia, Fashion Writer

The founder of the wildly successful (and once bankrupt) clothing brand Nasty Gal tells all in this irreverent yet inspiring book.

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

Ng Yi-Di, Senior Web Writer

Science journalist Jennifer Ackerman investigates bird intelligence, supplementing the latest research with charming accounts of her own observations.

Room by Emma Donaghue

Sarah Hani Jamil, Deputy Beauty Editor

Told from the point of view of an energetic five-year-old, this novel explores the bond between a mother and child and their attempts to escape from captivity.

Nice Girls Don't Get The Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel

Joanna Pinto, Special Projects Writer

Dr. Lois Frankel reveals why some women succeed in their careers and why others don't - and what you can do about it.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Alya Zulkernai, Editorial Assistant

In this New York Times bestseller set in Nazi-occupied France, a blind French girl and a young German officer fall in love and try to navigate the devastation of World War II.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Arielle Yen, Editorial Assistant

This historical account follows the careers of three black female mathematicians at NASA at a time when being black and female meant the odds were stacked firmly against them.

Me After You by Jojo Moyes

Vasenta Selvanayagam, Deputy Features & Lifestyle Editor

How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Get out the tissue box for starters.

Rose West: The Making of a Monster by Jane Carter Woodrow

Joan Kong, Senior Fashion Writer

True crime buffs should pick up this non-fiction account of how a beautiful little girl grew up to become one of England's most notorious and vicious serial killers.

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Tammy Chan, Editorial Assistant

An African American nurse faces a court hearing for tending to the sick baby of white supremacists, making for a moving commentary on race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion by Jodi Picoult.