The Female Author Project

Absolute Must Reads for EVERYONE:

  1. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

For those that enjoy “Game of Thrones” but with less fantasy:

  1. Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

For those that enjoy a good romance:

  1. All Susan May Warren (Christian Romance with adventure/wilderness)
  2. The Obsession by Nora Roberts (Crime/Suspense Romance)

For something humorous, yet real:

  1. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

For those of you that like Young Adult Dystopian Fiction (aka The Hunger Games):

  1. Secondborn Series by Amy A. Bartol


Recently added (Last 10 Added):

NigeriaChimamanda Ngozi Adichie x2

U.S.: Amy A. Bartol (MI), Nora Roberts (MD), Glennon Doyle Melton (VA), Susan May Warren (MN) x3, Lynette Eason (SC), Mary E. Pearson (CA), Diana Gabaldon (AZ) x4

CanadaScaachi Koul

ItalyElena Ferrante




Recently I participated in a “secret santa” book exchange through the app, Litsy. I was mailing an international user a gift to prepare them for summer. As I am currently not in my home country and I’m in a country that doesn’t have a lot of English Literature, the exchange became a little more difficult.

I decided to go with an international theme. I would send the reader one book from every continent, and an extra book (Antartica’s book) would go to the Middle East region. The only self-made rule was that the author had to be from there and the book had to be set, at least partially, in that continent.

As I neared the end of the selection process, I got to thinking about female authors. Most of the authors I had chosen, I had already read, yet there were a few that I wasn’t sure about. A crazy desire overtook me to replace all of the male authors with female authors, and thus began my “Female Author Project”. In an industry where the most classic of literature usually has ties to time periods when it wasn’t as common for women to participate or sometimes have a reading ability, I want to read a book written by a woman from every country, and every state of the U.S. All will be documented here, starting with each continent.

I imagine the female voice to be a powerful thing, I know lately I’ve been reading more and more female authors, and with Mother’s Day upon us, what better way to honor all of these beautiful women?