Celebrating Female Authors for International Women’s Day!

Celebrating Female Authors for International Women’s Day!

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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Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield – Book Review

Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield – Book Review

I was accepted to read Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield recently on NetGalley and I was so happy! I met Lisa Heathfield at YALC this year and she was SO lovely. I loved her other books, Paper Butterflies and Seed (read my snippet reviews of them here), so I couldn’t wait to start this one. I’ll talk a little bit about meeting Lisa at YALC and then get straight to my review.

I read Flight of a Starling before I went to YALC in July. It's the third book by Lisa Heathfield that I've read and loved! Here's my review.

Rita and Lo, sisters and best friends, have spent their lives on the wing – flying through the air in their trapeze act, never staying in one place for long. Behind the greasepaint and the glitter, they know that the true magic is the family they travel with.

Until Lo meets a boy. Suddenly, she wants nothing more than to stay still. And as secrets start to tear apart the close-knit circus community, how far will Lo go to keep her feet on the ground?

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Snippet Reviews: Paper Butterflies & Seed by Lisa Heathfield

Snippet Reviews: Paper Butterflies & Seed by Lisa Heathfield

For my birthday a few months ago, my friends and co-workers Jo and Siobhan bought me two books, both by Lisa Heathfield: Paper Butterflies and Seed. Lisa Heathfield is one of Jo’s favourite authors, and I was so happy that she sent me her books! I’ve finally got around to reading them. Lisa Heathfield is going to be at YALC, so now was the perfect time to read them!

You know when you love everything about a book so much you’re left speechless? That’s how I felt with Paper Butterflies and Seed by Lisa Heathfield...

You know when you love everything about a book, but you’re left speechless and you can’t actually think of what to write or say about it? That’s how I felt with Paper Butterflies and Seed. So, I thought the best thing to do is to write slightly extended snippet reviews. If you’re not sure what I mean by a snippet review, you can find my first ones here.

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