I’ve really missed doing Friday Favorites, and since no one was currently hosting it, Cait @ Functionally Fictional decided to jump into the gap. Each week, she provides a prompt, and I get to talk about my favorite books that fit the topic. Feel free to join in – the more the merrier!
Since I’ve been tracking my books each year, I noticed that I tend to read more female authors. And of those, there’s definitely a few that I truly admire. They write beautifully, create amazing characters and storylines that pull me in, and build worlds that I hate saying goodbye to. Some female authors that I truly admire include:
- R.F. Kuang—she writes incredible stories, merging history with fantasy, and offering sharp social justice commentary, especially focusing on the experience of minorities.
- Tasha Suri—I can’t help but be in absolute awe of her ability to create vivid fantasy worlds while weaving in Indian influences, and incorporating a beautiful sapphic romance into at least one of her series, while also making a classic that I never wanted to read feel accessible and actually enjoyable.
- Elodie Harper—she took one of the most intriguing periods of history and brought it to life in a startling and vivid way in a series that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about.
- Ayana Gray—while I’ve only read one book, I fell in love with her African-inspired fantasy with well-developed characters and a plot that hooked me from start to finish.
- Rena Rossner—she takes historical fiction to a new level, combining Jewish beliefs and mysticism with fantasy in the most beautiful and absorbing ways.
- Patricia Cornwell—one of the first mystery/suspense writers focusing on crime thrillers, she has become one of my favorite writers with the Kay Scarpetta series.
- Leigh Bardugo—not only do I love her stories, but I also love seeing a main character with a disability involving the need for a mobility device.
Who are some female authors that you admire?
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