It could be a matter of less books out there by women, too. I have never noticed it before the “check out these books” posts that seem to come at the beginning and end of a year, when we are all looking over our reading habits. men tend to recommend all books by men. It looks like you are widely-read and absorb lots of different perspectives and cultures — which I do as well, only more with fiction. I try to go to a different place, different culture with each book that I read. I want to literary-travel, lol.

I read mostly literary fiction and it looks like you like non-fiction so I am not sure who to recommend. Iyanla Vanzant has written some very interesting self-help books; interesting blends of spirituality, memoir, and self-help. She has a remarkable way of shocking the reader with her past and then working the reader through their own traumas. Very interesting lady.

If you have not read “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Dehlia Owens — just read it. It is a phenomenal debut. (Literary fiction) I understand it took her 10 years to write it so I hope she’s got another book in her!

I can’t wait to read Michelle Obama’s book — I am hearing great things about it!

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