2019 Goal: Reading Female Authors, A-Z

One of the things I love about summertime is reading non-children books. Please don't get me wrong, I *adore* children's picture books, novels, poetry... everything! But there is something freeing about escaping into a book written specifically for adults.

I've been dabbling around in WWII fiction like The Nightingale, All the Light We Cannot See, and Beneath a Scarlet Sky (Warning: I like heavy reads but these three are so good!!), but wanted to challenge myself this year, all year, with a solid reading goal. Something I realized I was not well-versed in was female authors. Many of the books on my nightstand or authors' names that come to my mind automatically were male. Therefore, this year I want to delve deeper into the long list of accomplished female authors of both the past and present.

Making this list was much more challenging than I thought. It was difficult to leave off so many well-known, talented authors on some of the more popular letters, while it took a long while to discover authors with the more unique letters. I also took some liberties with "last" names and used middle names if there was an empty space and I really wanted to read her work!

After creating this list, I want to share it with you in case you are interested in joining me this year. With the amount of books, this is probably definitely longer than a yearlong project, but I am excited to explore so many different genres and styles from female authors from around the world!

If you'd like to see the list, click HERE to be taken to your own copy of the Google Doc. It's a clickable document that will take you to the book page and the author's page on Amazon, in case you would like to explore more of her work. As soon as you click the link, press the blue "Make a Copy" button to have full access and edit this list to your liking. Please keep this for personal use only.

If you would like the downloadable PDF with my current list, click HERE.

As you look through this list, who are the authors you would add? Please feel free to share your personal favorite female authors in the comments so we can all enjoy more fabulous literature in 2019 and beyond!

I'll share some of my progress and favorites throughout the year on social media, so follow along with me on Facebook and/or Instagram.

Happy reading!

PS: Have you checked out my 2019 Classroom Organizing Challenge? January's challenge has started and I'd love if you joined me to get (and keep!) our classrooms organized all year long!

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