Women’s History Month Reading Challenge is hosted by Margaret @ Weird Zeal. I am not participating in the actual reading challenge, but Margaret has also come up with a prompt for each Monday in March, and I will be doing those!
March 4th’s Prompt was Female Characters That Inspire Me
Last Week’s Prompt was Books with Women on the Cover
This Week’s Prompt is Female Authors
I’m not gonna lie, I kind of forgot it was Monday … well no, thats not quite right, today was definitely a Monday, but I forgot I was supposed to do this post! Lets see if I can get this written in 1 hr and 48 min!
Female Authors I have Read This Year
The prompt is just “female authors” and Margret wrote about her favorite female authors, but I decided to write about all the Female Authors I have read so far this year. I don’t really know if I have any favorite authors, regardless of Gender, other that Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling, so instead of doing my favorites I am going to highlight all the female authors I have read so far this year!
Elle Katharine White
Amy Rose Capetta
Amie Dean and Susan Keeter
Of the 19 books I have read so far this year, 15 of them were written by females! I very rarely pick books based on the author and I never select them based on an author’s gender or race (basically I will only pick a book based on the author if I loved their other books!) So, it is really cool that 79% of the books I have picked this year were written by females! Hopefully this is a sign that Woman are becoming more prominent in the publishing world, but it is more likely a testament to the types of books I gravitate towards? Also, I feel like I need to point out that all these wonderful woman are Caucasian, so it would seem we still have a long way to go for true representation. Of the 11 authors/illustrators listed above, 9 are from the United States, 1 is from Australia, and 1 is from New Zealand.
If you want to check out more female authors, take a look at my Female Characters That Inspire Me post because it turned out that all my favorite female characters were written by females which I thought was super cool!
What percentage of the books you have read this year were written by female authors? Have you read any good books by female authors this year? Let me know!
P.S. It only took me 55 minutes to write this post so I succeeded in posting it on the 18th! (with 53 min to spare!)