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#BookishBloggersUnite-Women and Genre Writing

Bookish Bloggers Unite was formed when a group of like-minded writers decided they want to talk about books together.

This week’s tag is Favorite Women Writers Across Multiple Genres and is being hosted by Sue at doddyaboutbooks. Anyone can join and it’s never too late. Just head over to Sue’s blog and add your link.

Well, I may have to fudge this one a little bit. Several women came to mind and I’m not sure if the “genres” I use are actually genres. I’m also going to add many that I haven’t read….yet.

Children’s Series Fiction

Carolyn Keene and Nancy Drew

Carolyn Keene was the pen name of Mildred Wirt Benson, a fact everyone knows. Maybe it’s not great literature, but I am in awe of the number of books MWB was able to write…and usually with just a few notes from the publisher. Nancy Drew makes me happy and I will never be too old to read them.

Further reading I’ve actually read: Girl Sleuth-Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

Science Fiction


Kindred by Octavia Butler

If you haven’t read this yet, stop reading this post and go get yourself a copy. I read this in one day. I could not put it down. It often gets put under “Science Fiction”, which is why I avoided it for so long. Now that I’ve read it, I still don’t know why I’ve seen it listed there.

Further reading I haven’t gotten to yet: The Parable of the Sower series


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

One of the few books out there about working class women in New York. Don’t believe me? Just listen to Tara Clancy talk about trying to find another book like The Wanderers.

Further reading I haven’t read yet: The Clancy’s of Queens by Tara Clancy and The Street by Ann Petry

Magical Realism

Como agua para chocolate by Laura Esquivel

This is a book I can read over and over and over. I’ve only read it in Spanish, but I’m sure it’s just as good in English.

Further reading I haven’t read yet: Malinche and La Ley de Amor

So that’s what I have. Now, I’m off to go read the other posts on the link list. I’m looking forward to seeing what other participants have listed.

10 thoughts on “#BookishBloggersUnite-Women and Genre Writing”

  1. Ooh, Nancy Drew! I think I once wanted to read every single book, but I don’t know if I did. There were so many of them, and I don’t know if the school library had a full set.

    I also read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I have no idea why. Some adult might have given me a copy.

    And I have La Ley de Amor but…I haven’t read it yet.


    1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my all time fave.

      I really need to get around to Malinche and La Ley de Amor. And honestly, I feel myself wanting to read Como agua again. I think it’s the MasterChef Latino effect.


    1. I hear such great things about Parable of the Sower. I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. There are just so many books an I have so little time and right now I am in the slumpiest slump I’ve ever slumped!

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  2. Oh I loved Nancy Drew Books.
    I read Kindred for the first time his year and it was excellent!
    I am going to add the others to my TBR, it feels like everyone has read them at this stage except me.
    Great post 😊

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    1. Thank you!
      Now that I’m blogging more and following more bookish blogs I realize what a slow, non-productive reader I am! Maybe I should call myself a collector of books lol.


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