My reading is dominated by female authors. I have a few male authors I like, but on the whole, I will always pick up a book written by a woman before one written by a man. It’s not something I do on purpose, I just tend to gravitate more to books written about and by women. So today I thought I’d share with you five female authors that I love.
I tried to stay away from the authors I talk about all the time—that means no Agatha Christie, no Sylvia Plath and so on. So without further ado…
Cecelia Ahern is the only adult chick-lit writer that I will read. Her stories always have a little bit extra to them that sets them apart from the rest. Not only that, but there is no one in this world who can reduce me to tears quite as quickly as she can…and I love her for it!
If you watch my videos then you’ll know that I’m obsessed with Margaret Atwood at the moment. 2017 has been my year of Atwood, and that’s something I plan on discussing soon. She has such a unique voice, and she’s incredibly versatile so I just completely adore her writing. I highly recommend picking her work up.
I don’t know if I’ve ever spoken about my love for Angela Carter on here before, but I think her writing is incredible. I had a creative writing tutor back in my second year of Uni that used to bring in excerpts of Carter’s work to read and analyse and I fell in love with her way of using words and I haven’t stopped loving her yet.
What kind of list would this be if I didn’t have at least one Love OzYA author? Lili Wilkinson has been one of my favourites for ages. Her books always make me smile and laugh, so I definitely recommend them if you need something lighthearted after one of these other brilliant women.
Okay, so I’ve only read one out of two of Hannah Kent’s published books but she is kind of my literary hero/crush. I’ve heard her speak a few times and I honestly think she’s the most intelligent person I’ve ever listened to. She can articulate her thoughts so well, and the amount of research and time she puts into her books is incredible.
And there you go! There are five female authors I love. I’m hoping to make this a semi-regular thing, but I’m not entirely convinced of it yet. Let me know what you think!