Thursday, March 07, 2024

Seven top titles with women behaving badly

Sophie Wan is a graduate of UC Berkeley and spent too long writing emails before she picked up writing fiction.

As a Bay Area native, she has no choice but to enjoy outdoor activities, but prefers those where her feet remain firmly on the ground. She’s currently shivering her way through grad school in Philadelphia.

Wan's debut novel is Women of Good Fortune.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven of her "favorite books with women behaving badly." One title on the list:
Yellowface by R. F. Kuang

It doesn’t get worse than stealing the unpublished manuscript of the woman who was supposedly your friend, all while appropriating an identity that was never yours. Yellowface is an unsettling portrayal of the publishing world and the lengths one woman is willing to go for recognition and fame, helped along by the arbitrary opinions of a judgmental public. June Hayward’s transformation into Juniper Song is chilling, more so because it hits a bit too close to home.
Read about another entry on the list.

Yellowface is among Leah Konen's six top friends-to-frenemies thrillers and Garnett Cohen's seven novels about characters driven by their cravings.

--Marshal Zeringue