I asked myself that question today and I found I wasn't particularly impressed with the response. While I haven't exactly read a ton this year (work and business school are keeping me plenty busy) I think I've only read
I've got some women at the top of my queue - Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire, Elizabeth Bear, Helene Wecker, Rachel Swirsky - but after reflecting, I really need to should make an attempt to make sure I give those books the attention they deserve. The bias isn't intentional, but it is there.
You don't need to share your number but I hope you'll think about whether or not you're happy with it.
If you are happy with your number, what's the best book you've read that was written by a woman this year?
If you aren't happy with your number, hopefully you will find a list of books that are worth checking out from the first half of 2013.
I'll start with some books that I've heard a lot of good things about and hopefully we can build on this together.
- Lauren Beukes's The Shining Girls
- Kate Atkinson's Life After Life
- Elizabeth Bear's Shattered Pillars
- Sofie Samatar's A Stranger in Olondria
- Mira Grant's Parasite
- Helene Wecker's The Golem and the Jinni
- Marie Brennan's A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent