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FromMyBookshelf: 16 Women Authors I Would Love To Meet

Hey Reader… I think one of my best discoveries is finding out I enjoy books written by women. My reading depicts and so does my blog. This made me wonder, given the chance, who would I want to meet. So I made a list. There are those authors who I have only read one book by them (with the hope of reading more) and absolutely fell in love, and those who I read their works and went back for more, over and over.

Here are 16 authors I would love to meet in no particular order.

Read Only One Book

  • Arundhati Roy

There is something about how Arundhati writes, with care that brings in comfort. Read my review of The God of Small Things here

  • Maaza Mengiste

One word to describe her, Brilliant! Read my review of The Shadow King here

  • Lola Shoneyin

I remember how Baba Segi and his wives made me feel and I would like just to listen to her thought and writing process of this book. (I have met her virtually though) Read my review of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives here

  • Kristin Hannah

I read her for the first time this year and I was stunned by how moved I was. Read my review of Home Front here

  • Bernardine Evaristo

Time and again I think about Girl,Woman,Other and what a fanatastic book it is. I had the pleasure of hosting a bookclub session on it which made me love the book even more. Read my review of Girl, Woman, Other here

  • Wanjiru Koinange

The Havoc of Choice is so near and dear to my heart that I struggle to put it into words, meeting Wanjiru would be such a treat. Read my review of The Havoc of Choice here

  • Ayobami Adebayo

The perfect experience of reading the right book at the right time! Read my review of Stay With Me here

  • Tayari Jones

I remember being shocked that I waited so long to read an American Marriage. Such an evocative book. Read my review of An American Marriage here

  • Abi Dare

I dare you to read this book and not love it, especially Adunni. Ps: I do not accept The Girl With The Louding Voice slander and I am blind to any negative reviews. Read my review here

Read More Works

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I am yet to read a Chimamanda book and not love it. Read my reviews: Americanah , Purple Hibiscus ,Half Of A Yellow Sun , The Thing Around Your Neck

  • Ann Patchett

I remember reading Truth and Beauty and being hooked to the point I went in search of her other books. Read my reviews: Bel Canto , Commonnwealth , State of Wonder , Truth and Beauty

  • Elif Shafak

Shafak’s writing is so beautiful and tender, and I’m on course to reading all she writes. Read my review of Honour here

  • Lisa See

Another author who writes so beautifully, and emotive. Read my review of Shanghai Girls here

  • Helen Hoang

I can confidently say she is my favorite romance author. Look out for my reviews of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test coming soon on the blog

  • Wayetu Moore

How can one person be so talented, brilliant, with such a calm demeanor that translates to her books! I met her virtually last week and I am still stunned. Read my reviews: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women , She Would Be King

  • Kate Quinn

She never misses with  her books and I can’t wait till I physically own all of them. An absolute favorite.

That’s it for my list. To be honest, it took a lot in me to only cull it at 16, this list could have gone upto 50! if not more.

I would love to know, which women authors would you like to meet?

6 thoughts on “FromMyBookshelf: 16 Women Authors I Would Love To Meet

  1. I would very much love to meet, Kristin Hannah, Ayobami, Katherine Center and Taylor Jenkins Reid

    And of course Chimamanda. I feel like I have listened and watched all her interviews. She is one person who expresses herself effortlessly.

    1. I aspire to be as eloquent and masterful as Chimamanda! Oh I love your list as well. I hold hope that one day we’ll meet them

  2. Would definitely love to meet Chimamanda. I love her writing style. Joan Thatiah is someone else I’d love to meet. I enjoyed reading her books so much and can’t wait to get my hands on her latest release.
    Imagine (I speak and write like a Kenyan cos I’m one) I struggled with Girl, Woman Other. I’ll give it another try

    1. No worries, you and I speak & write the same. 💕
      Yes to Chimamanda! I simply lover her.

      I’m yet to pick a Joan Thatiah book, hopefully next year I will.

      I struggled with the first 20 pages of Girl, Woman, Other but then I got into the writing and it was amazing. I hope you’ll love it when you do get around to picking it up again.

  3. I love this list! For me it would be Ayobami Adebayo. Stay With Me was a stunningly written book. I’ll read anything she writes!

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