#ReadWomen December

I don’t know if any of you have been following the happenings on twitter on the article about Scott Bergstrom’s book and his thoughts on YA. It has provided some controversy and outrage in the book community. Twitter is blowing up with the #morallycomplicatedYA thread.

“The morality of the book is more complicated than a lot of YA so I wanted to try doing it on my own,” Bergstrom said. “In a lot of YA, the conflict takes place inside a walled garden, set up by outside adult forces. If you think of those stories as a metaphor for high school, they start to make a lot more sense, but that was one thing I wanted to depart from.”

Has this man never read YA before? I am not going to get into how I feel about this because there is so much I could say and I doubt anyone would want to read my rambling rants about it. So instead I have decided to participate in #readwomen

@ladybookmad made this thing, #readwomen, where you dedicate the month of December to only reading works by women! The fact is that women write some kickass books so I thought i’d compile a list that might help others decide what to read in December, and also to remind everyone of the exceptional talent that we get to enjoy from lady authors!- FreshsnowHolidayHoe on tumblr

I plan on making a TBR for this as well as some post dedicated and revolving around women writers throughout the month of December! Follow the hashtag on twitter as well as tumblr for posts, suggestions and others participating in the #readwomen December to remind us what women have done for not only YA but the book industry as a whole!

Let me know if you are going to participate or any of your thoughts on the subject and controversy that has appeared since that article and regarding morally complicated YA.

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6 thoughts on “#ReadWomen December

  1. I wasn’t aware of the controversy…I need to catch up on that.
    Regarding #readwomen I guess I’ve been doing it all year long! 😊 I just looked at my shelves and just realized I read mostly female authors. I haven’t done this on purpose, I just noticed it.🙂

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  2. A majority of the books I read and own are by women too. I just felt like it was important to promote women authors and even female characters in books! I feel like for young girls who read they can be so influenced by what they read and its important to have strong diverse female leads for them to see as role models!

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