Fae Friday – Fav Books Written by Women

Happy Fae Friday everyone! I hope you all had a nice week and are ready for the weekend. I know I am! This month is women’s history month, so of course there will be some fun topics to do with that!

Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt:women

“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?”

A fun fact is that like 90% of the books on my shelves are written by women. Probably because I own a lot of YA, and well, I guess there just aren’t that many male YA authors out there (yet?). At least not in the genres I like to read. But that’s okay for now, because that means I have a lot of books to choose from for this prompt! But uh, to keep this post to a reasonable length, I’ll tell you about three that have stuck in my mind the most lately!

The City of Brass

By S.A. Chakraborty

Starting with what is for me the most obvious choice. When it comes to series written by women, I think this one might be my all time favorite. So far… I mean, gotta keep my options open right? Anyway, this series is just very complete. It has great world building, amazingly fleshed out characters, and the plot is just difficult enough that you really need to pay attention while reading.


By Rebecca Coffindaffer

I read this one in January, but I’m already sure it’ll make my top 10 favorite books of the year. Where The City of Brass is complex, this book was actually quite simple. A lot of science fiction authors tend to drag on the actual “science” part of their books, which usually just makes me confused. This book however, is super fast-paced and easy to follow. It has exactly the right amount of banter without it becoming annoying, and plenty of action that’ll make you want to keep reading. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that I read it in a single day.

From Blood & Ash

By Jennifer L. Armentrout

So I had never read a book by JLA before this one, and now I’m quietly wondering why. I know I might be in the minority here, but I actually liked From Blood & Ash better than A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire. Probably because FB&A came with a lot of ~tense moments~ and I really liked the slow-burn romance and anticipation of the big reveal. I’m excited that April is next month already, and we get to read The Crown of Gilded Bones!

And that’s it! Like I said, I have read so many books written by women, I have more than just these three favorites. What are some of your favorite books written by women? Let me know!

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  1. March 5, 2021 / 3:09 pm

    I totally agree with the majority of the books I’ve read (and loved) being written by women. City of Brass 🤩 definitely earned its place here! I just finished Kingdom of Copper and was blown away. I have From Blood and Ash on my TBR and feel like I see it everywhere. Awesome list.

    • simonevanheijst
      March 5, 2021 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you!! I know for sure you’re going to love Empire of Gold. It’s chonky too🤩 I only read FB&A because I saw it everywhere too. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!😄

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