#FaeFriday: Favorite Books Written By Women

#FaeFriday is a weekly book tag created by Kristy at CaffeinatedFae, who is also the creator of the tag image above. 

Here’s the rules:

  • Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae.
  • If the prompt idea comes from another blog, link to that blog as well.
  • Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
  • Participate when you can and have fun with the prompt!

Happy Women’s History Month! Since it’s the first #FaeFriday in March we’re going to start off with the prompt:

What are some of your favorite books written by women?

I realized with this prompt that the majority of the books I read are written by women, probably because the majority of what I read is romance, which is mostly written by women. To make this easier I focused on books that I read in 2020 only.  Here are 5 series/books that I loved that are written by women and that I read in 2020. 

Dark Archives by Megan Rosenbloom

Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom

This was a fascinating nonfiction book about books bound in human skin. Rosenbloom does extensive research into each skin bound book or item, and its donor if it is known. She also discusses her own feelings about researching this topic, including relief when an object isn’t human skin. If you have any interest in library science, book history, macabre history, or medical science this book might be for you. 

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper’s Women by Hallie Rubenhold

This is a fascinating look into the women Jack the Ripper murdered. Rubenhold takes us through each of their lives and what led them to be on the streets the day they were killed. It was beautifully written and researched. Also it was extremely sad to realize how easy it was for a woman to end up living on the streets during this time. 

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
and
When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney

These two books focus solely on the women of Egypt who are believed to have ruled. It was a fascinating look at some of these amazing women, who are not really well known. Cooney does an amazing job at discussing what is known and what is speculated. If you are interested in Egypt, I highly recommend these two books. 

Vampires Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter

Nocturne Falls series by Kristen Painter

This series always brings a smile to my face. I have read it multiple times now and did a reread of it at the end of 2020. Basically a lot of paranormals living in a small town in Georgia called Nocturne Falls that is Halloween themed all year around. The books are all short, sweet, and have great couples. 

Marcus by Anna Hackett

Hell Squad series by Anna Hackett (or anything written by her)

Hackett is one of my favorite SciFi indie authors. Her post-apocalypse Hell Squad series is definitely my favorite though. Hunky men, kickass heroines, lots of aliens, and of course lots of action and emotions. 

This is another series that I have read multiple times. Also this series is complete now.


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