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Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Discussion: Women's History Month Edition

So, it is the first Monday in March, which means it is time for Women's History Month.

I thought today we could talk about some of our favorite female authors.  I decided to focus on current female authors who I really enjoy.  I have linked to my reviews of their works for you to see why.  These links are to any time I have mentioned them.
But, I have already written quite a bit about these women here on RA for All.  Now it is your turn.  What female writers now or in the past are among your favorites?  Now is your chance to talk them up and get us to read them.

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Betty said...

Jacqueline Winspear for the Maisie Dobbs series. I wonder where or how she got her understanding of war, especially World War I. I can't believe it was just research. She must have actually met somebody who knew first hand.

She also wonderfully sneaks in practices that we think are present day, like meditation and pilates.

Anonymous said...


I enjoy Edith Wharton's novels
very much. Deep and insightful
writing that deserves to be
viewed as classic American Lit
and Alison Weir, a modern day
historian who has written many
excellent books on the Middle

John said...

Anne Rice
Mary Shelley
Poppy Z. Brite
Emily Dickinson
Virginia Woolf
Agatha Christie
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Joyce Carol Oates

In that order.

Kimberly said...

I read (and suggest) many books by women authors - Romance, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Mystery have so many wonderful female authors and so many wonderful female protagonists, but Mystery was my first love and I must say "Brava!" to Sara Paretsky and the other women authors who formed Sisters in Crime in 1986 to promote networking, advice and support to mystery authors. Today, members are “authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by their affection for the mystery genre and their support of women who write mysteries” and a walk through the mystery section of a public library shows how successful the group has been! Think – Paretsky, Picard, Krich, Henry, Maron, D’Amato, Dunlap, Hart, MacLeod, McCrumb, and how many, many more who have written and encouraged others to write such wonderful reads.

Christi said...

Most of my favorite female authors are classic authors:

Jane Austen
Charlotte Bronte
LM Montgomery
Agatha Christie
Frances Hodgson Burnett

There are a lot of other books that I love, but I wouldn't necessarily call the authors of those books my favorite authors, although I certainly love what they have written. Otherwise I could add these ladies to the list:

Suzanne Collins
Lauren Oliver
Maria von Trapp
Catherine Marshall
Madeleine L'Engle
Laurie Halse Anderson
Daphne du Maurier
Helen Fielding
Meg Cabot
Jennifer Weiner
Lucy Christopher
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Marjane Satrapi
Sophie Kinsella

And more -- I'm actually really surprised by how many of the books I love are written by women, probably more than two thirds!