Looking for a new read featuring characters from history? Here are a few recently received historical novels about women.
I, Eliza Hamilton – Alexander Hamilton is all the rage right now, so if you’d like to learn more about that period grab this novel that has his wife Eliza as the strong-willed main character.
Caroline: Little House, Revisited – This tale is told from the point of view of Laura Ingall Wilder’s mother Caroline, as she sets out west while pregnant.
If you are on the holds list for Hidden Figures, don’t despair! We have plenty of other great (and available) books to tide you over.
If you are interested in women who advanced our knowledge of and experience with outer space, pick up one of these.
- Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
- The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
- Rise of the Rocket Girls: Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
- Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist by Mary Sherman Morgan
- Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, an Gravity-Breaking Adventures by Karen Bush Gibson
If you want to read stories about innovative women who are trailblazers in other sciences, law, medicine and more, try one of these books.
- Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science–and the World by Rachel Swaby
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
- My Beloved World: A Memoir by Sonia Sotomayor (also available in Spanish)
- Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
- Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs
If you’d like more suggestions, remember you can always ask for us to create a custom list for you by filling out our What Do I Read Next? form.