Celebrating Books by Houston women: A Summer Reading List

June 8, 2018, by

As we think about good books to read during the dog days of summer, we invite you to add the following books to your list. Released during the 2017-2018 season, these books of literary fiction, poetry, and personal essays are by Houston women. We applaud them and the many other female authors who continue to enhance and expand our literary landscape. Happy reading!

Katherine Center, How to Walk Away: A Novel

Jane Chance, Tolkien, Self and Other: “This Queer Creature”

Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Nightbloom & Cenote

Patricia Hunt Holmes, Searching for Pilar

Sean Johnson, All My Heroes Were Assassinated: Poems for Our Beautifully Tragic Experiences

Caroline Leech, Wait for Me and In Another Time (coming out in August)

Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie: A Novel

Jasminne Mendez, Night-blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry

Robin Reagler, Teeth & Teeth

Analicia Sotelo, Virgin: Poems

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, House of Stone

Mimi Swartz, Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart (coming out in August)

Amita Trasi, The Color of Our Sky: A Novel

Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss

Holly Walrath, Glimmerglass Girl (coming out in August)

Cait Weiss Orcutt, Valleyspeak


This list is a start, so let us know who we may have missed by emailing the author names and books to info@inprinthouston.org. We will be updating the list weekly so check back here for updates.

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