Thursday 26 May 2016

Read Women Month 2016!

That's right, it's that time of year again! For those of you who don't know, Read Women Month is something I've done in June for the past two years here on this blog of mine. The idea is simply to read exclusively books written by women during the month of June. It's that simple and that wonderful. There are many male authors whom I love but I, much like many others, feel that female writers often don't get taken as seriously as male authors. So Read Women Month is a chance to spend an entire month celebrating female authors! You can find posts from the last two years of Read Women Month here if you so wish.

For my TBR this year (post coming soon!) I'm going with something a little different. The truth is, I read a lot of female authors all through the year, but most of the authors I read, female or otherwise, are white. This, of course, is not on purpose, but then I hope that most people do not read mostly male authors on purpose either. So this year I have decided to dedicate my Read Women Month to books written by female authors of colour and I encourage you to do the same!

You don't have to, of course. The great thing about Read Women Month is that the only rule is to read books by women. But if you, like me, can look back at your recently read books and see a very large percentage of white writers, then this is as good a time as any to redress that imbalance, right?

So, whatever you choose to read, I hope you'll think about joining me for Read Women Month this year. Share this post, make and share your own posts, use the banner if you want, definitely use the hashtag, and let's spend the whole of next month celebrating women writers!



  1. That is a damn good idea. I already have a planned TBR (of ladies! everything I read is ladies!) and all are white now I think about it, so I will definitely make a point to read POC too

    I'll be partaking in RWM again for sure ;)

    1. Woo! So glad you're taking part again. I'd be devastated if you weren't!! :P