On one day each year, the whole world comes together to celebrate what I think, in my humble opinion, is the best species in the world: women! March 8th is International Women’s Day, and here at Wonderfully Bookish, I’m joining in the celebration with a few other great gals.
If you missed my Valentine’s Day post that I did with the four awesome people in the image above, you can read it right here. We’re all joining together again for another blog hop to celebrate International Women’s Day. We’ll each be sharing our favourite female authors, female characters, or anything to do with women in fiction!
Without further ado, here are my top four favourite female authors (in no particular order).
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Happy International Women’s Day!
My Top Four Female Authors
My first favourite female is Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child and To The Bright Edge of the World. The Snow Child is one of my all-time favourite books – I love it for its mixture of magic and realism, and it’s one of those books that I could read over and over again!
Eowyn Ivey become one of my favourite authors based on that book alone. I have a beautiful proof copy of her second book too, but I haven’t got around to reading it yet. I must make time to read it because if it’s as incredible as The Snow Child, I’ll love it!
Juno Dawson is one of those people that lights up a room. The first time she walked into the room at YALC last year, her goddess-like presence almost made me want to bow at her feet. In case you hadn’t guessed by now, I LOVE HER.
Juno has written several books, including This Book Is Gay, a bestselling book that gives an uncensored look at what it’s like to grow up as LGBT; Margot & Me, a book about a girl called Fliss who finds her grandmother’s wartime diary and discovers a life-changing secret; and her latest release, Clean, about a woman called Lexi who almost overdoses and is forced into an exclusive rehab facility.
Juno’s books are so versatile that there’s something there for literally anybody. I can’t wait to hopefully meet Juno again at YALC this year!
One of my most favourite authors is Lisa Heathfield, another person I met at YALC last year. (She’s so lovely!). She has three books: Seed, which follows fifteen-year-old Pearl’s life within a small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S; Paper Butterflies, about June who lives a secret abusive life with her stepmother and stepsister (that not even her dad knows about), and finds freedom in a boy named Blister; and Flight of a Starling, about sisters Rita and Lo who spend their lives travelling with their family’s circus.
I’ve read all three and I find it almost impossible to decide which one I love most. They’re all so different, but all incredible. These are the kind of the books that I’d recommend to absolutely anybody, and they’ll stay with you long after you finish reading them!
The final author on this list is Nicola Yoon. She’s written two books so far and I think is working in her third. Her first book, Everything, Everything, remains to be one of the biggest plot twists I’ve ever read (and I’ve read a lot of plot twists!) and I loved it. You may have seen the film adaptation that was released not too long ago.
Yoon’s second book is The Sun Is Also a Star, which I loved as much as the first. I don’t actually own a physical version of the book because I got a copy on NetGalley, but I need to get a proper copy! I did manage to nab a big poster from YALC last year though, which is cool! (OKAY, hold up: I’ve just looked on Amazon and I have bought it! What?! I need to find it because it’s definitely not on my shelf…)
- Read my review of The Sun Is Also a Star here
Who are you favourite female authors? Have you read any of the books, or books by any of the authors, that are on my favourites list?
Before you go, nip over to visit the other wonderful women taking part in this blog hop!
The Other Bloggers Taking Part…
Kayla – The Page Turner
Kayla loves strong women who aren’t afraid to be themselves. Most of her favorite authors are women, and she really relates to those female characters that are just a little bit different. Visit her list on The Page Turner to see some of her favorite ladies of literature!
Megan – The Hungry Bookworm
Raised by a strong mother in a house full of women, Megan appreciates books that are able to realistically capture the trials and triumphs of everyday women. She often seeks out fiction and memoirs written by women, especially those about lives that are different from her own. At The Hungry Bookworm, she pairs every book review with a recipe inspired by that book. Visit her blog for some of her favorite female-centric reads.
Kerrie – Blog Name
For this mother of 2 little ones, reading has become a personal escape. One of her favorite things to do is find and devour books by powerful women. On International Women’s Day, Kerrie would be honored to share with you a list of women she has found inspiration from over the years, and some of the books that they’ve written that she can’t seem to get out of her head.
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