International Women’s Day | Recommendations

In honor of International Women’s Day and as inspired by Tor’s post on the ‘best and boldest female authors in SFF’, I’ve put together a recommendation list of some of the amazing female authors whose books I’ve read or who are on my TBR. As I tend to talk mostly about SFF, I wanted to open up my own recommendations post to include female authors across the different genres which I read and have broken the recommendations down into their respective genres below. There are some very talented multi-genre authors on this list who have published books of different genres so I have decided to include the books that I have read under its respective category.

Of course, there are so many brilliant female authors out there and this list is just a tiny proportion of some of the authors whose works I have read or want to read so please do share your own recommendations in the comments below ❤

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Nine Worlds | Reading List

It’s that time of year again when I head off to Nine Worlds and we only have 3 more days to go, so in true Avery fashion, I am doing all of my very last minute organizing and posting.

On Wednesday/Thursday, I will do a post about what sessions I am doing this year, where you can find me and what other sessions I am going to! Annoyingly, it didn’t occur to me do a book blogging session (which I’m kicking myself for but there’s always next year), so to bring some bookish love to Nine Worlds I wanted to share some my 9W reading list (let’s not talk about the fact that I don’t have much time left).

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Book Tag | The Book Blogger Test

I was tagged by Destiny for this a little while ago but have been terrible at keeping up with my posting schedule but I finally have my answers!


1) Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2) Answer the questions asked on this post — don’t stress it’s quick!
3) Nominate and notify some peeps. 5 preferred.

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ARC Review: Queering Sexual Violence | The Sexual Violence Resource that Everybody Needs to Read

TITLE: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
AUTHOR: edited by Jennifer Patterson
RELEASED: April 2016; Riverdale Avenue Books
GENRE: Non-fiction

KEY INFO: non-fiction, anthology, advocacy and activism, radical organizing
REPRESENTATION: queer authors, non-binary, trans women, trans men, cis queer women, women of colour, people of colour, survivors, mental illness (not complete list)
CONTENT NOTICES: pretty much everything you can think of – rape, sexual violence, incest, child abuse, eating disorders, BDSM, institutional violence, suicide attempts, physical violence, racism, racialized violence, neglect, emotional abuse, domestic abuse.

amazon // book depository // goodreads


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ARC Review: Yes, You Are Trans Enough | An Empowering Memoir of Self-Love and Self-Acceptance

TITLE: Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love
AUTHOR: Mia Violet
RELEASED: June 2017; Jessica Kingsley Publishers
GENRE: Memoir
FORMAT: Physical

KEY INFO: Memoir, Self-Help, LGBTQ education, self-acceptance, empowerment
Trans Woman

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