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5 female authors and their books I plan to read in 2022

Hi all, in my last post, I had spoken about why I love setting reading challenges (read here) and the adrenaline rush I get every time I close a book after completing it. today, I am going to share with you all the top 5 women authors that I have picked to read this year.

Every year I try to bring some changes into my reading style. From reading murder mysteries one year, to Indian authors the other and now tapping on more and more Asian authors, I love to venture and experiment with my books. But reading books by female authors has always been a treat for me and this year too, my reading list is going to be dominated by them, minimum of 5 out of my 25 planned books.

You ask why? Well for some reason unknown, I feel female authors tend to strike a chord with me and I understand them much better and resonate with their writing.

So lets see my list of 5 female writers and their book.

  1. The Mountain Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

5 female authors and their booksHistorical fiction is my favorite genre and this book is based on the lives of two women, a grandmother and a granddaughter who see their country being pushed to a breaking point but they don’t give up on their family. The author of this book is also a Vietnamese and has herself witnessed war devastating her country.

  1. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko 5 female authors and their booksAgain, a historical fiction by a Korean author, this book talks about a family who moves base from Korea to Japan. The book touches upon topics like racism, stereotyping and other 20th century experiences of Koreans in Japan. The book is 490 page long so I am going to take my time to complete this one for sure.

  1. The Last Queen by Diva Banerjee Divakaruni

The last queen 5 female authors and their booksI have been an ardent fan of her writing and devoured many of her books in the past. Her latest release of 2021, The Last Queen is about Rani Jindan, the last and the most loved Queen of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The book tells her story and how she strived to protect her kingdom from the clutches of the Britishers. I have heard and read raving reviews about this book and can’t wait to start and review it myself.

  1. When the moon is low by Nadia Hashimi

when the moon is lowNadia Hashimi is an Afghan American Pediatric and this is her 2nd book which is again based on the plight of women in Afghan. This book is a story of a woman of her beloved land to a refugee of an unknown land.

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help Female Author The Help is an international bestseller and now an Oscar nominated movie. This book is about Black women raise white children but are not trusted a bit in the same house. The book has acclaimed a lot of appreciation world over and now is in my TBR list. This again is a lengthy read of 464 pages so it’s going to be a slow read.

So, this is my curated list of female authors and their books that I plan to read in 2022 and if I stumble up on some new and interesting books, I will be adding them too to my list and if the book really wins my over, a review will follow on my blog. So, stay tuned.

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26 replies on “5 female authors and their books I plan to read in 2022”

This going to be the most needed recommendation that anyone needed ever …I am in love with the post you depicted… talking about yours goals of reading books by female authors…I too will then read the books u recommended all are new to me..will enjoy it for sure.

The Last Queen by Diva Banerjee Divakaruni is one book I am looking for such a long time. The cover itself and also the reviews I read about teh book gave a clear picture that its worth a read. The list you planned for authors is outstanding.

These are some books that are new to me. I loved this post so much that it has inspired me to read more books by female authors. The Last Queen is on my tbr for a long time now.

Great planning! I hope you don’t mind me getting some ideas from your listing as these women are really amazing. Judging through your writing, I can already see how much interested I can be on their other works. Truly a great recommendation and I hope you continue inspiring!

Totally agreed with you.. i too love to Ecole female write-ups n if you ask me them my all time fav will be by Rashmi bhansal she really writes so well and on point

Thats a good variety. I want to pick The Last Queen and then The Help. I usually don’t have any TBR list. I mostly read whatever god come along and way and matches my interest. But now I will look into these two books.

-Alpana Deo

Cool list. I have heard the audio book of The Help and that is equally interesting. The last queen is on my TBR list as well. If you get your hands on it, do review it.. would love to hear your thoughts.

Oh wow, your reading list looks quite impressive. I haven’t read any of these books but I would really like to pick The Help as it sounded more like what I like to read. All the best with your reading challenge.

Having a particular authors and their work to read is a good way to complete the reading challenge. I would pick ‘The Last Queen’ from the list as I had to read it last year too. We also made a conscious effort on reading Hindi books as regional lietrature also needs to be read.

Of these five, I’ve only read The Help and I had loved it. I also have The Last Queen on my TBR this year!

Wow, you’re already planning your reads. I’m going to make a conscious decision and read more female authors this year. The Last Queen is in my TBR too.

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