Monday, 23 July 2018

7 Female Authors to Binge Read

Whenever I discover a new-to-me author, I feel compelled to go out and get my hands on everything they've ever written, which is exactly what I did with the authors below.

Sarah Addison Allen


I discovered Sarah Addison Allen a few years ago after randomly finding an unread copy of Garden Spells in my mom's basement. I promptly took it home, read it, and fell in love. Her books always have a touch of magic in them that make them unique and enchanting. Garden Spells is my favourite novel of hers, but you also can't go wrong with The Girl Who Chased the Moon, The Peach Keeper, or The Sugar Queen.

Bunmi Laditan


If you ever need some real-talk about the outrageous expectations put on new moms or the realities of dealing with toddlers, check out Bunmi Laditan's books asap. Confessions of a Domestic Failure is an oh-so-relatable novel about a new mom, and The Honest Toddler is written from a toddler's perspective. Both are laugh out loud funny!

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


My first Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book was Half of a Yellow Sun. It was a book club pick ages ago, and it completely blew me away. A few years later I read Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions and The Purple Hibiscus. Her books will always leave you thinking about the role of women in the world and the power they can hold. Next from her, I'd really like to read We Should All Be Feminists

Jennifer Robson


Jennifer Robson writes beautiful historical romance with charming touches of romance. Moonlight Over Paris was the first book I ever read by her and immediately ordered everything else from her backlist. I didn't realize it at the time, but Moonlight Over Paris is a book in The Great War series. Somewhere in France is book one; however, each novel can be read as a standalone. I also loved Goodnight From London and am looking forward to her new release later this year, The Gown.

My Favourite Series By Women

An easy way to binge-read an author is to get lost in a series. Here are three of my favourites!

Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery (8 books)


I have to confess, I haven't yet read all of the books in this series. I do have them all, waiting patiently on my shelves, but I love Anne, and look forward to happily living in Anne's world again soon. Gilbert Blythe was my first ever "book boyfriend," and the movies with Megan Follows are 💫💫💫💫💫!

A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas (4 books and counting)

I discovered this series a few years ago and have spent the last year reading and rereading all of Sarah J. Maas' books. The A Court of Thorns and Roses series is my favourite of her two, but I also love her other series, Throne of Glass. If you enjoy/are willing to try a fantasy-romance series, her worlds are easy and fun to get lost in.

Fun fact - A Court of Thorns and Roses begins as a Beauty and the Beast retelling!

Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling (8 books)

What's not to love about Harry Potter? I've been collecting the illustrated editions lately and hope to start reading them with Sebastian soon. 

If I were to write this post in 6 months from now, I'm certain I'd be adding Jasmine Guillory and Helen Hoang to this list. I read each of their debuts this year and sincerely loved their sweet and sexy stories. They each have a second book coming out within the next year, and I predict they will be just as wonderful to read!

Who are some of your favourite female authors to binge on?

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