My Favorite Female Authors // #WHMReadingChallenge

Hi, everyone! You know what’s amazing? Female authors. Female authors are amazing. Let me share with you some of my favorites.

Today’s post is part of the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge created by the awesome Margaret @ Weird Zeal! Check out her blog for more details on this challenge!
(Also shhh, I know this post is a little late, but Margaret already gave me her blessing so it’s fine.)

There are two parts of the challenge: a bingo challenge (which I will probably post next week) to see how many books by female authors you can read this month, and a blogging portion (which includes this post). You can still participate in the March 25th blog post (#ownvoices books about diverse women) if you want! Don’t forget to use #WHMReadingChallenge!

Awesome Female Authors

Of course, I can’t include every female author I can think of, so I’m only going to share the ones who are either my favorites or deserve more attention!

(And it’s right about now when I realize that most of my favorite books are written by males! I’m a little embarrassed, I guess. *shakes my head* So I’m sorry if this list is short or pretty basic!)

Alice Oseman

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I’ve only read her book Radio Silence, but it was one of my favorite books I read last year! I’m looking forward to reading some of her other books soon!

RELATED: Radio Silence Book Review

Holly Black


I haven’t read all of her YA books, but those I have read were really great! The Darkest Part of the Forest was my first Holly Black book, and after that, I was determined to read more of her stories.
If you’re a little sceptical after reading The Cruel Prince, I suggest reading The Wicked King anyway! You might like it even more than the first book in the series, like I did!

RELATED: The Wicked King Book Review

Courtney Summers


I loved her book, Sadie! It was so unique, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I hope to one day read some more of her novels!
If you haven’t read it yet, you should add it to your TBR! I suggest reading Sadie as an audiobook 🙂

RELATED: Sadie Book Review

Rachel Hartman


I read her first book, Seraphina, about two years ago, and I loved it. I actually believe that book was what got me into dragons, tbh. I bought the second book, The Shadow Scale, in a book haul recently and I can’t wait to read it soon!


(P.S. If you love dragons, you should try Seraphina! Let me know what you think!)
Also, if you want to buy Seraphina, you should buy the 1st edition cover! The publisher recently changed the covers and I personally think they are… not the best.
P.P.S Please love it. 

Leah Thomas


I’ve literally never ever heard anyone else in the book community mention Because You’ll Never Meet Me, and I’m so confused? Like, when I picked it up at my library, I was under the impression that it was a “popular book”? I mean, please please go read the synopsis and tell me if you want to read it, please. When I finished it a whole year ago, my feelings were lonely because the fandom is practically nonexistent.
I mean, sure, it’s not the best book or whatever but I personally devoured it in about a day. There’s also a sequel!

Honorable Mention:
J.K. Rowling

If ya’ll know me at all, you probably know I love Harry Potter (so very, very much). But! J.K. Rowling has been creating some chaos lately in the HP universe, so I’m kind of staying away from mentioning her explicitly because she herself is not my favorite, per se (and I’m pretty sure a lot of my strangeness with her started with The Cursed Child stuff). But I had to throw her in here in case you thought something was wrong with me for not including Harry Potter. (Also, I’m still embarrassed that these are pretty much the only female authors I have enjoyed, so… I’m trying to include authors outside of those I mention like all the time!).

And of course I still love Harry Potter with everything I have! We’ve also established that I may or may not be Harry’s long-lost sister!

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Have you read any of these authors?

Who are your favorite female authors?

I want to hear all of your thoughts! 🙂

You can also be my friend on Goodreads! 📚

Happy reading, everyone! 😀

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23 thoughts on “My Favorite Female Authors // #WHMReadingChallenge

  1. Ahhh these are some awesome authors!!! 😍 Alice Oseman is definitely on my list as well, and I can’t believe I didn’t include Rachel Hartman since I love seraphina so much 🤦‍♀️ And I feel much the same way about JK Rowling – a lot of the stuff she’s said recently is…not the best, but she did create Harry Potter, which means I couldn’t not consider her a favorite 🤷‍♀️

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    Sorry for screaming, I’m just so happy to see someone talking about this book haha. and Alice Oseman ahhhhh I adore all of her books so, so much, I hope you’ll read more from her 🙂
    Lovely list! 😀

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  3. I haven’t read any of the author’s you mentioned, but I’ll have to check them out. My favorites are Anna Lee Huber, Marissa Meyer, and Jane Austen. I could reread their books a million times and never get tired of them.

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  4. Holly Black is the absolute queen of faeries! Another female author I love is Leigh Bardugo, and I’m currently reading Sadie by Courtney summers and really enjoying it! I haven’t read anything by Alice oseman yet, but I’ve heard such good things and I will for sure pick up one of her books before I die

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