#BookishBloggersUnite – International Womens Day

Hey folks!

This week our #BookishBloggersUnite post is in Celebration of International Women’s Day. #BookishBloggersUnite came about when a group of like minded writers decided they wanted to talk about books together. This week’s host is fellow Aussie, the lovely Bron, so make sure you visit her delightful blog. Remember anyone can play, so if you would like to join in, post your link in the linky on Bron’s page.

This week’s challenge is to talk about three women writers:

  • One who is a favourite, whose writing you love and love to recommend;
  • One whose work you have read some of and would like to read more; and
  • One whose work you haven’t read but totally want to.

I’m sure we all know how crap I am at picking favourites or just one of anything to know how this will go down. Gird your loins people!

A favourite whose writing you love and love to recommend

Dr Anita Heiss is a proud Wiradjuri woman who now lives in Brisbane. Her work ranges from memoir and poetry through to historical fiction and what she refers to as “choc-lit”. She is an auto-buy author for me and I always learn something from her books.

Special mentions to Hannah Kent, Emma Viskic and Becky Chambers.

Someone whose work you have read and would like to read more

N.K. Jemisin and Octavia Butler are both in this category for me. From Jemisin I’ve read the Broken Earth trilogy and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. From Butler I have read Dawn, Fledgling and Kindred. Their writing is both amazing and challenging in very different ways.

Someone whose work you haven’t read, but totally want to

I think this is best answered with a photo. And this isn’t even all of them.

I’m having on of those ‘why can’t all the books be in my brain right now’ moments. Do you get those? There are so many amazing women authors that I want to read!

What would your answers to these questions look like? What do you think of my selections?



  1. Ah Sue, great picks ๐Ÿ™‚
    I need to read Anita Heiss, I think she could tick off quite a few boxes for the Aussie Challenge ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also is that a Shuri FunkoPop I spy?
    That spine for the Bone People is stunning, I want to see the cover now.
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Jade City, City of Brass and Warcross are also on my ever-growing TBR ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • She is pretty awesome, and you could definitely use her for a bunch of the Aussies Rule Challenge. Yes, that is Shuri! (Wakanda Forever) That copy of the Bone People is gorgeous. It has both French flaps and deckled edges!


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