So, I’m taking part in Joanne Hall’s Increasing Discoverability Challenge for 2016. The idea is to read 12 new (to me) female authors throughout the year. As she puts it…
I’m continuing the trend into 2016 because I think there’s still a need for it, because reviewers and good friends of mine have confessed that they still read far fewer women than men, because a recent Facebook post I read asking people to list their five favourite FEMALE SFF writers was crammed with replies like “Mark Lawrence” and “Brandon Sanderson” and because some idiots complained that Mad Max : Fury Road had too many women in it to be a proper action film… We clearly still have some way to go *rolls eyes*
So! My list so far:
- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.
- Vermillion by Molly Tanzer
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Ill Wind by Rachel Caine
There are plenty of other female authors on my wish-list, but that’s it that I currently own…I’ll definitely be buying more as I go through the year, though. I’m definitely up for ideas as well – put your weird, wonderful, fantastic and awesome suggestions below, or tweet me @writingandcoe!