International Women’s Day 2021 #authors #BookRecommendations

As a tribute to this year’s International Women’s Day, I have compiled a post celebrating some sometimes overlooked women authors. Sure I have a myriad of favourite women authors, most of whom you have heard of, or at least have heard of their work. Some of these include Delia Owens who wrote “Where the Crawdads Sing“, Sharon Bolton who wrote “Little Black Lies“, Charity Norman who wrote “The Secrets of Strangers“, and many, many more.

However, with this post, I want to highlight a few of my favourite novels written by women authors who are not everyday names… but perhaps they should be.

I’ve linked the cover graphic to my reviews of the book in case any of them spur your interest.I have read several of Cassandra Parkin‘s novels now, and I wish she was more well known.

Loved this novel by Cynthia Hilston and on the strength of that reading experience I have just purchased her newest book “Murder: it’s all in your head“.

I’ve read two of Joanne Graham‘s books to date and enjoyed them both.

I’ve read several of this Swedish author’s novels and this is my favourite novel by Karin Alvtegen.

Miriam Polli, an Italian American author, wrote a book that has stuck in my mind for several years now.

Amanda Berriman‘s debut novel was an amazing read that will tug at your heartstrings.

French novelist Marie-Sabine Roger, has written many novels but is not so well known in North America.British author Sarah Winman‘s work deserves to be more well know in my opinion. Liese O’Halloran Schwarz‘s novel was a favourite as well. I am anxious to read her latest offering “What Could be Saved“.

British author Kerensa Jennings debut novel made a real impact on me.

Have you read anything by any of these authors? Would you like to?

Are there any lesser known female writers that you would recommend?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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6 Responses to International Women’s Day 2021 #authors #BookRecommendations

  1. gayebooklady says:

    Lynne, like you, Shadow by Karin Alvtegen is one of my favorite books (not just by this author)! I remember shelving her titles…..they seemed to all arrive at once and after reading Shadow I read all the titles we carried. Some were very unique (if you remember….the one about the apt). They were all paperbacks and I gave them away. Of course, now I would like to read them again and they are very difficult to find. Thanks for the memories. (I still have a trade edition of Shadow so will read that again!). Like you, I have so many books but keep purchasing more…lol!🤪

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  2. I haven’t read of these Lynne but I do recognise some of them. 😀


  3. Intentergy says:

    Thank you for these recommendations! I will definitely have to give some of these authors a read. Happy reading!
    – Melanie A. Peters


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