FP Staff Picks: What We Can't Wait to Read In 2019


In addition to all the fabulous books we’re publishing this year, here’s what the FP team can’t wait to get our hands on:

How To Date Men When You Hate Men

by Blythe Roberson (Flatiron Books)

“Funny, sharp, and feminist fun in a way we’re led to believe isn’t possible. You’ll have a blast reading this and then date...or not date anyone because you are living your best single life with new best friend Roberson by your side.” —Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair

—Jisu, Marketing/Sales/Publicity Manager

The Collected Schizophrenias

by Esmé Weijun Wang (Graywolf)

"Esmé Weijun Wang sends out revelatory dispatches from an under-mapped land, shot like arrows in all directions from a taut bow of a mind…Her work changes the way we think about illness – which is to say that it changes us." —Whiting Award Selection Committee

Mouthful of Birds

by Samanta Schweblin (Riverhead Books)

"Surreal, disturbing, and decidedly original.” —Library Journal

—Hannah, Outreach and Operations Manager

Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience

by Anuradha Bhagwati (Atria)

"First-time author Bhagwati pulls no punches with this uncompromising memoir . . . [Her] candor and razor-sharp writing are in full evidence throughout her gritty and well-paced memoir." —Publishers Weekly

—Jamia, Executive Director

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

by Saidiya Hartman (W. W. Norton & Company)

“A startling, dazzling act of resurrection…Hartman has granted these forgotten, ‘wayward’ women a new life…[She] challenges us to see, finally, who they really were: beautiful, complex, and multidimensional—whole people—who dared to live by their own rules, somehow making a way out of no way at all.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

—Nick, Editorial Assistant

The Source of Self-Regard

by Toni Morrison (Knopf)

"Brilliantly incisive essays, speeches, and meditations considering race, power, identity, and art...Powerful, highly compelling pieces from one of our greatest writers." —Kirkus


by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead Books)

"Magical and show stopping." —Elle.com

—Lauren, Editor


by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright)

“A stunningly powerful inter-generational novel about the price―the ransom really―women must pay to choose themselves, their lives, their value, their humanity. Frank, funny, salty, heartbreaking, full of love, Dennis-Benn is a map-maker to those places in the heart held so closely, the holder may not know even they’re there.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Runaways: That Was Yesterday (vol. 3)

by Rainbow Rowell & Kris Anka (Marvel)

Superstar author Rainbow Rowell makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka in the series that will shock you and break your heart! A lot has changed for your favorite super-teens.

—Lucia, External Relations Manager

In the Dream House: A Memoir

by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press)

For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with wit, inventiveness, and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of work which is destined to become an instant classic. (📷: Art Streiber)

—Sophia, Development Manager

What 2019 books have you preordered? Tell us on twitter @FeministPress and we’ll add your suggestions to our to-read list!

Lucia Brown