Unlike most of the other Book Foxes, I had never read Georgette Heyer before we planned this week. Though Founder Fox Leena had been recommending her books for years and it was she who suggested I do this novel for our theme week. 479 more words
I can't recall reading too many women authors when I was young. This sucks because I think I might've been missing out on some good writing. I've been trying to catch up on my reading recently and I'm currently going through a really interesting sci-fi book by Ann Leckie, 'Ancillary Justice,' and it happens to be up there with my favorite books this year, 'The Flame Throwers' by Rachel Kushner and 'The Blind Assassin' by Margaret Atwood, who are, in case you didn't notice, also women. It shouldn't be a big deal but considering that the male/female ratio on this planet is around 50/50, it would make sense that half of the stuff we all read is written by women.
Today I came across this is very useful list in the interwebs. I've got a few of these authors already on queue. Now I've got a few more names to add to that list.