Amelia always watches in fascination as I read, and then gets angry when she can’t turn the thick cardboard pages of her own books. This got me thinking that much of the literature I read is by male authors, and in the future, I will be wanting to introduce Amelia to a good blend of both men and women.
As most of my readers are of the female variety, this is where your expertise would be greatly appreciated. I would love some recommendations for good authors, especially beyond the women who wrote the classics. I have a bit of list of books gathered already but would love to add to it and have a richer reading list.
I am already a huge fan of Virginia Woolf, Irène Némirovsky as well as the recently read Marguerite Yournecar, and Daphne Du Maurier, and plan to read some more Barbara Kingsolver, Dava Sobel, Eowyn Ivey, and Enid Blyton.
Admittedly that’s setting the bar high, and aiming for the future, I’m interested in authors for all ages so I can give them a read first and hopefully my enthusiasm for books I enjoy will encourage Amelia to dive into the world of books.
On my TBR pile are the likes of Diana Wynne Jones, Elizabeth Taylor , Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Han Kang, and Elena Ferrante, as well as some authors who will hopefully be obscure enough for me to introduce them to you, and reward your input here.
I don’t normally suggest sharing this around and getting other people involved but the more the merrier, I’m eager to find more books, and to cement Amelia in reading riches. My enjoyment is purely coincidental in all this, honest.