Things in Print Thursday :: current New York Times bestsellers + women AND LGBTQ characters

14 Aug

Top 25 lists.

Female authors
Hardcover
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
A Perfect Life by Danielle Steele
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Silkworm by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovitch
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
California by Eden Lepulcki
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Power Play by Catherine Coulter
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Print and Ebooks
Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James
A Perfect Life
by Danielle Steele
Gone Girl
by by Gillian Flynn
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance
Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein
The Silkworm by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith
Don’t Say a Word by Barbara Freethy
Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
Mastered by Opal Carew and others
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Hot Alpha Seals by Cristin Harber and others
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

For hardback: 14/25 (or 56%) and for print/ebooks: 15/25 (or 60%) are by women.  Yay good.

Female characters listed in the synopsis (only 1-15 listed with synopses)
Hardback
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (with Diana Bishop)
A Perfect Life by Danielle Steele (with an unnamed TV anchor)
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovitch (with Stephanie Plum)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (with “a blind French girl”)

Print & Ebooks
Fifty Shades of Gray
by E.L. James (with a college student who I sadly know to be Anastasia Steele)
A Perfect Life by Danielle Steele (with an unnamed TV anchor)
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (with Diana Bishop)
Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance (with Joanna Brady)
Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (see the above)
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovitch (with Stephanie Plum)
Don’t Say a Word by Barbara Freethy (with an unnamed woman)

For hardback: 4/15 (or 26%) and for print/ebooks: 7/15 (or 46%) have female characters listed in the synopsis.

AND tragically-hilariously… none of any of these books are about LGBTQ characters, apparently.

–your fangirl heroine.

this is the only way

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