A short message from Glitzlit: #ReadWomen2014

readWomenGlitzlit spend a bit of time on twitter, interacting with our readers and following our favourite authors.  One hashtag we’ve seen a lot recently is #readwomen2014.

The brainchild of Joanna Walsh, #readwomen2014 started off as a bookmark to make up for not sending out Christmas cards but quickly grew to represent the bias of literary editors and reviewers towards male authors and the tendency of publishers to give female authors pink covers so they seem less threatening.

Here at Glitzlit, we have received criticism for our name and colour scheme but over 90% of the books we review and promote are by women authors.

We pride ourselves on being able to see beyond the pink cover and have unearthed brilliant writing hidden beneath the girly facades.

These books written for the YA market deal with issues relevant to our audience; and although not afraid to embrace the covers of a fuchsia variety we have also included some other brilliant books by women of the non-pink cover type.

We’ve grouped them together this list.

Happy reading!

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