Charlie Jane Anders is the most popular editor-in-chief of the website io9, which is a famous tech–and–culture website. But over the years, Anders established herself as a successful science fiction and fantasy author. From her debut novel All the Birds in the Sky, we cannot deny that Anders has a genius level of engineering skills that focuses on human relationships and emotions.
So, if you want to read a masterpiece that is not written by men, why not consider the judgment of a genius like Charlie Jane Anders? Her list of recommended books ranges from the book by non-male authors that range from magical themes to feminist friendships.
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Written by the Nobel Prize Winner Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook, published in 1962, is a masterpiece. The book has brought to the surface the silenced voices and stories of underclass women and how they are ill-treated by men who use absolute power over them during the uncertain time of the nuclear war.
The book tells the story of Anna Wulf, a divorced single mother and a struggling writer living in London in the 1950s. But what makes the novel intriguing is the form of the book. We will be reading the story of the protagonist in two structures. The first is the standard third-person narration titled Free Women, which has five parts. The second is a first-person narration in the form of diaries or notebooks. The book enables the readers to travel through the struggles and crises of a woman writer.
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
Girls Burn Brighter is an electrifying novel by Indo-American author Shobha Rao 2018. Set in India and America, the novel shows the unusual bond of friendship between two girls, Poornima and Savitha, who are driven apart. The friendship that develops between these two young women gives hope for a good future.
But when a cruel incident drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves everything and takes a journey to the darkest corners of India to find her friend.
Through Shobha Rao, the readers can see the most urgent issues faced by women today, including domestic abuse, immigration issues, trafficking, and feminism. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. If you are someone who would like to explore the mysterious, dangerous, and adventurous apocalyptic world, Trail in Lighting is the best fantasy fiction that we have got.
Maggie Hoskie is a monster hunter and a skilled killer. So, when a small town needs help to find a missing girl, everyone approaches Maggie as a last resort. But what Maggie uncovers is not just a mystery but much more terrifying than what a human could imagine.
With the help of a medicine man, Maggie uncovers clues from the legends, trades favors with tricksters, and confronts witchcraft. With the combination of a fallen United States and many figures from Indigenous American folklore, this book is a work of a genius. So, read these top three picks by the brilliant author Charlie Jane Anders to enjoy reading.