Saturday, 31 December 2016

Reading Challenge: Read only female authors for a year part 3/3

I thought I'd update my list of female authors/books that I've read since I wrote in March.

* - indicates a book I've not read before
  • The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries - Emma Thompson*
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen*
  • The Otori Trilogy, The Harsh Cry of the Heron and Heaven's Net is Wide* - Lian Hearn
  • Emma - Jane Austen*
  • Shadow Scale - Rachel Hartman*
  • The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
  • Volumes 1 - 7 of My Love Story!  - a Manga by Kazune Kawahara*
  • Anya's Ghost - Vera Brosgol*
  • Everyone Worth Knowing - Lauren Weisberger
  • A Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
  • Uprooted - Naomi Novik*
  • Go Set A Watchman - Harper Lee*
  • The Mediator series (6 books) - Meg Cabot*
  • Eligible - Curtis Sittenfeld*
  • Alice - Christina Henry*
  • Red Queen - Christina Henry*
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars - Kiran Millwood Hargrave* (Urgh! She's the same age as me!)
  • Virgins of Paradise - Barbara Wood
  • The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories - Jane Talbot*

So so far, 24/34 books have been ones I'd either never finished (Heaven's Net is Wide, Emma) or not read before at all.  Well done me.

I'm currently rereading Curse This House by Barbara Wood, but that won't be done by midnight tonight!  I have some new books coming by her, as I couldn't find my copy of Green City in the Sun and when searching for it on Waterstones Marketplace, I saw they had copies of her other books, so I have two of those coming as well. And I have a tonne on my kindle that I bought or got for free that I need to read, including Austen I've not read, Middlemarch and The Cursed Child screenplay.

I've really enjoyed reading only female authors - I've come across some really fun and interesting literature. But I will not mind being a bit more flexible next year - there are a couple by male authors I want to read!

Happy New Year!

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