Female authors are marginalised by newspapers and literary journals, and their books are given 'girly' covers. Take action against this inequality by making sure the next book you read is by a woman
Although women read more than men, and books by male and female authors are published in roughly the same numbers, women authors are more easily overlooked. Women are underrepresented in literary journals both as the reviewers and the reviewed.
To respond to this, British writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh has created #ReadWomen2014, a call to people around the world to commit that the next book they read be written by a female author.
The movement is already going gangbusters - check out the thousands of people on twitter who are sharing the terrific books that they have read.
Participating is simple:
1. Pick a book by a female author.
2. Read it. (Really... it's that easy).
3. Share your thoughts about the book with the YPWB community, to encourage more people to #ReadWomen2014
If you like, you can share the title of the book on Twitter or Instagram using the #ReadWomen2014 hashtag.