Sunday, 25 May 2014

Read Women Month 2014!


For the whole of June I have decided to only read books written by female authors and I'd like you to join me!

I think it's pretty common knowledge that female writers get a bad deal. Books written by women are often described as 'light' or 'fun' or, my personal least favourite, 'chicklit', whereas books written by men about the same themes are rarely spoken of in these terms. When was the last time you heard a book by a male writer described as 'light'? Nicholas Sparks is very successful for writing romance novels and yet his books are never deemed 'chicklit'. Why is that? I think you can guess.

So for the month of June I want to encourage you to only read books written by women! That's literally the only rule. You don't even have to have a blog.

If you want to talk about Read Women Month on twitter, instagram, facebook, tumblr, your blog, or anywhere else then you can use the tag #readwomenmonth and if you'd like to use the header image I've used in this post then feel free (although, of course, you don't have to at all. I won't mind, I promise.)

I'm also planning to post a few blog posts linked to #readwomenmonth throughout June so keep an eye out for those. ;) (emoticons? I know. I'm sorry. I'm just very excited about the whole thing.)

So what do you think? Let me know in the comments if you're planning on taking part and if you do mention it on your blog or anywhere else then I'd love it if you'd leave me a link so I can check it out!

4 comments:

  1. This just made me realise the most recent books I've read have all been male authors! I'd love to see some posts on what you decide to read x
    http://whatsuesees.blogspot.ie

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    1. I'm the same, that's partly what made me decide to do this, and I'll definitely be posting about the books I decide to read! :) x

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  2. Oh look a sign up post
    amaze
    it's so belated omg:

    http://syntaxreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/readwomenmonth.html

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    1. Yaaaaaaaaas. Better late than never. :P

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