FP Staff Picks: Best Books of 2018


To all the books we’ve loved in 2018 (plus a look at what’s coming from Feminist Press in 2019!)

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

by Brittney Cooper (St. Martin's Press)

Gift this book to all feminists, but especially Black girls at the intersection of Cardi B & Coretta Scott King

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Arid Dreams by Duanwad Pimwana, translated by Mui Poopoksakul

—Bry’onna, Intern

The Pisces

by Melissa Broder (Hogarth)

For fans of The Little Mermaid who obsessively check the Co-Star app

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Living on the Borderlines: Stories by Melissa Michal

—Lucia, External Relations Manager

Go Home!

Edited by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Feminist Press)

For folks willing to follow writers into exploring the idea of "home," and into the multiplicity of feelings this seemingly innocuous word evokes

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Mars by Asja Bakić, translated by Jen Zoble

—Jisu, Marketing/Sales/Publicity Manager

Confessions of the Fox

by Jordy Rosenberg (One World)

This book is for disillusioned humanities scholars, lovers of footnotes, queer romantics, and anyone who still believes in revolution

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin (with new material from Jeff VanderMeer!)

—Sophia, Development Manager

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

Edited by Glory Edim (Ballantine Books)

Buy this book for voracious readers, writers, and dreamers in need of inspiration, healing, and/or affirmation

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Ain’t I A Diva by Kevin Allred

—Jamia, Executive Director

Hey Ladies! The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails

by Caroline Moss and Michelle Markowitz,
illustrated by Carolyn Bahar (Abrams)

Gift this to any of your friends who are in a wedding party, attending a wedding, or maybe even give it to your bride friend who has a sense of humor

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Knitting The Fog by Claudia D. Hernández

—Julia, Intern

Against Memoir

by Michelle Tea (Feminist Press)

For those who bear unnecessary disdain for the pigeons of New York City

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: The Summer of Dead Birds by Ali Liebegott

—Nick, Editorial Assistant

Little Fish

by Casey Plett (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Gift this to anyone who is looking for a fresh take on trans futures in literature & wants to GET WRECKED and rebuilt by a debut novel

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: Original Plumbing edited by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos

—Hannah, Outreach and Operations Manager

The Naked Woman

by Armonía Somers, translated by Kit Maude

For anyone who likes to mix their thrill and thought pieces

Most anticipated 2019 FP book: WSQ: Asian Diasporas edited by Lili Shi & Yadira Perez Hazel

—Halle, Intern

Lucia Brown