The Women of Genre Fiction reading challenge has a simple enough premise. 12 months. 12 books. 12 reviews. Picking female genre authors whose work you haven’t read before.
That’s the hardest part for me, actually. Picking ones I haven’t read before. That isn’t to say that I read a vast number of books by female authors, but more that there are plenty of female authors whose books I’m just not that interested in, for one reason or another. Or I’ve already read one or more of their books, so reading a sequel wouldn’t count for the challenge. I could cheat, I suppose, but where’s the fun in that?
I’m looking forward to this challenge, really. It will give me the prodding to pick up a couple of books that I’ve had lying around for a while but for one reason or another have gotten passed over in favour of other books. Books by Stina Leicht, Elspeth Cooper, Freda Warrington, and more. I always love a good challenge, and I think this one’s going to be quite interesting.
Anyone else signed up for this, or will be signing up? There are even prizes to be won, in the form of Amazon gift cards! But more important is the chance to spread the word about awesome authors who, as awesome and talented and well-loved as they are, still don’t tend to get the pbulicity that some male authors will get.