Past Picks

2019-2020 Bookshelf

A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum

Naamah by Sarah Blake

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma by Tirzah Firestone

I Want You to Know We're Still Here by Esther Foer

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

We Ate Wonder Bread by Nicole Hollander

Here All Along by Sarah Hurwitz

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle Against Free Love by Miriam Karpilove, translated by Jessica Kirzane

I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum

Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

Becoming Eve by Abby Stein

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss

SoundMachine by Rachel Zucker


2018-2019 Bookshelf

Jewish Radical Feminism by Joyce Antler

Fruit Geode by Alicia Jo Rabins

Regina Persisted: An Untold Story by Sandy Sasso

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris

Never a Native by Alice Shalvi

A River Could be a Tree by Angela Himsel

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister

Eternal Life by Dara Horn

I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari

The Waiting Room by Leah Kaminsky

America's Jewish Women by Pamela Nadell

Disobedience by Naomi Alderman

If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt by Ken Krimstein

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss


2017-2018 Bookshelf

My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin (Discussion Questions)

The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis (Discussion Questions)

He, She, and It by Marge Piercy (Discussion Questions)

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey (Discussion Questions)

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg (Discussion Questions)

Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All by Jaclyn Friedman (Discussion Questions)

Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace by Masha Gessen (Discussion Questions)

The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit (Discussion Questions)

Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon (Discussion Questions)

The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky (Discussion Questions)

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (Discussion Questions)

The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe (Discussion Questions)


2016-2017 Bookshelf

You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein (Discussion Questions)

Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw by Elissa Altman (Discussion Questions)

Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown (Discussion Questions)

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Discussion Questions)

A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York by Liana Finck (Discussion Questions)

The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn (Discussion Questions)

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister (Discussion Questions)

The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb (Discussion Questions)

Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children by Marjorie Ingall (Discussion Questions)

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg (Discussion Questions)

All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan (Discussion Questions)

How to be a Person in the World: Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life by Heather Havrilesky (Discussion Questions)

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

Almost a Minyan by Lori S. Kline


2015-2016 Bookshelf

Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club by Eileen Pollack

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Unterzakhn by Leela Corman

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti

All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky

White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between by Judy Batalion

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman

I’ll Drink to That by Betty Halbreich and Rebecca Paley

The Little Bride by Anna Solomon

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner

The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor

The books from JWA's 2016-2017 Book List.

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