Femme Friday

FemmeFriday is something I decided to do on my blog after reading this article here. (I’m aware that a feminist friday exists which is why I’ve turned it to femmefriday). I realised how litte I read women and how few female authors I supported. Not because I didn’t like them but simple because I didn’t know about them.

The only female author I’ve seen get much attention in the Indian media is Preeti Shenoy (and I don’t read romance). Of course there are others but they don’t get the attention tht an Amish Tripathi or a Chetan Bagat gets.

I don’t think I can change society but I can certainly change my reading habits.

So, every friday (or every friday possible), I shall post something female related.

Be it my favourite strong female characters, female authors, women run publishing houses. Whatever.

I’d like to tag a few of my favourite (female) bloggers to join me. But if you are tagged don’t fell pressured to do the post. Just recommend me some female authors.

Jen from Combustible reviews.

Astra from astrangersguidetonovels


Brittany from thedreamcarriers

Cat from thebookfinch

Also check out this blog here.

Check out this post from Feminismincoldstorage.

Please link back to me if you do the FemmeFriday posts so others can see and do it too! And use the #FemmeFriday hashtag when sharing.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you like it.


68 thoughts on “Femme Friday”

  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy! I can babble!!

    It’s a really interesting topic. It’d be great to find some strong female characters who are comfortable as they are or grow to be. And not love interests. Please save me from that. I definitely want to join in, although I need to figure out in which way I can.

    Maybe tweet you some and you can always use them in your post ect. How are planning to set out your friday post? Maybe we can all contribute to it as a group thing?

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  2. Oh thanks for telling me you tagged me here! I had yet to see it. This sounds awesome, but kind of funny because I’m the total opposite.

    I rarely (seriously I can think of 2) read books by authors who are male. Every author I read is female. To be honest in the YA genre I actually avoid male-written books because I don’t find them as good (I KNOW, I KNOW). It’s a terrible thing to say. Let me know when you want me to do something and I will 🙂 no problemo.

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  3. Brittany | thedreamcarriers said:

    This sounds so cool!!
    I actually rarely read make authors for some reason so that’s kind of funny. I’ve had a pretty bad reading year for 2014/15 and I think this would help a lot!

    I’m in! I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to participate but I definitely wanna participate as much as I can 🙂

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  4. Hello Vicky!

    Thank you so, so much for tagging me. This is a brilliant idea! I definitely want to join in. As soon as I read your concept for this exercise, my mind whirred full of ideas –most of them still half-baked and in need of fleshing out. Bear with me though, as I am a very slow writer and as such will probably only manage one Femme Friday post per month (lol).

    I won’t do a post for today (too late) but definitely will pull something together next week. Maybe a spotlight on the brilliant British press Persephone Books? A lot of book bloggers know this gem of a publisher already but more word about it can’t hurt, right?

    Surprisingly, I think my bookshelves have a really good gender balance: 50% male authors – 50% female authors. I feel so proud of myself for supporting equality yo! Hahaha.

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    • Yay. I’m so glad you’re on board. And good on you for the equality. I’d love to see your post next week.
      Maybe it’s here that the equality isn’t so strong. I’ve never been recommended a female author by any of my friends. Exact ones from abroad. I’d love to get an equal balance on my shelves too.


  5. Thank you for tagging me! I would love to start doing this on a frequent basis. So you just have to post something that about a female in the bookish world?

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  6. This sounds like a great idea. And what a fantastic blog you have.

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  7. Sounds like a great idea! If you want a really good urban fantasy, I’d advise Sorcerer To The Crown by Zen Cho. Excellent steampunk with a heavy flavour of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

    I personally have decided that I have a similar problem with POC authors. While I already do something called POC character of the month, I realised that although I do have a bias towards books with POC characters, my reading list is greatly skewered towards white writers out of ignorance. I’m going to try and rectify this by looking at at least 1 book by a POC writer each month (especially black writers).

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    • Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll look it up. POC is so hard what with being an Indian and all. If I think about it here I’d have to say POC are authors from non majorly Hindi speaking areas because as far as I see those are the ones that get published and publicised. The north east is particularly ignored. But globally I don’t think I read black authors either. Damn. Let me check my list.


  8. Hi! Finally posted a Femme Friday post on my blog: a guide on the London publishing house Persephone Books — they publish neglected (mostly) women writers from the interwar period.

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  9. queerhogwarts said:

    What a lovely idea!

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  10. You should try Tanushree Podder and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni..!! I have a few other female Indian Authors I love to Read…!! chk out a few Indian authors I follow @ https://vipashabansal.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/top-ten-tuesday-19th-july


  11. Thanks for the positive comments!

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  12. Hey! I just thought you would be intrested in doing a new tag. I loved your tag Femme friday. I just came across this taylor Swift Book tag by the book life. I tagged you in my post. You should do this tag and this is really cool. Once you see the questions you will definitely want to do.

    I am linking both my post as well as the original post.

    The Book Life: https://booksnblogging.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/book-tag-taylor-swift/

    My post: https://booksnblogging.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/book-tag-taylor-swift/

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  13. U could read Agatha Christie. She was a pioneer of thrillers. I havent heard of female authors in India, much I would gladly discover them through your blog. But do read Agatha Christie.

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  14. Hi I just read a book by Ruth Ware called “The Woman in Cabin 10”. You should read that. She is an upcoming female author with a different narration style. Go for it.


  15. I love Anita Nair’s writing. If you haven’t yet, you should definitely read her books. Her most popular is- Ladies Coupe. But I really loved her collection of short essays about books, reading and everything in general- Goodnight, Godbless. I think I will do a review on that soon, because it is so comforting to read that book. I highly recommend.

    Another author I really really loved reading books of is- Nilanjana Roy. I enjoy reading writings of authors who are exceptionally well read. You can also tell that the author is very well-read in such a case. So is Nilanjana Roy. Her book- The girl who ate books, is about her obsession about books and talks about so many authors, publishers and classics, known and unknown that it is almost a big treasure. Highly recommend.


    • Anita Nair is a favourite of mine but I’m yet to read Roy. Unfortunately I made the mistake of following her online and haven’t been keen on reading her books since then. Must learn to separate the author from their craft. Sigh


  16. kindleandkompass said:

    Hello Vicky, This is a super cool idea. I want to name a a few lady writers from India. Devi Yashodaran , Diksha Dwivedi, Aishwarya Rajnikanth. They have made their debut in the field of writing. I think we should recognize and appreciate their work. You can read about their works from the blog.

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