RWA/NYC members share their summer reading lists.
So pull up a beach chair, breakout the sun tan lotion
and open a book (or tablet)!
FROM ERICA OBEY: I always use the summer to take down some books from my shelves that I haven’t had time to read before. Here’s my list:
1. A CIVIL CAMPAIGN by Lois McMaster Bujold
How can you resist a science fiction homage to Regency romance, dedicated to “Jane, Charlotte, Georgette, and Dorothy”?
2. MERLIN’S MIRROR by Andre Norton.
Arguably not neglected, but very much a woman author.
3. THE FIVE MINUTE MARRIAGE by Joan Aiken
Certainly not neglected as a children’s book author: Wolves of Willoughby Chase is still one of my all-time favorites. But her grown-up books deserve more recognition.
4. THE MABINOGION TETRALOGY by Evangeline Walton
Discovered when she was in her sixties, after languishing in obscurity for forty years, Walton had twenty more years to enjoy public recognition and create new work.
5. THE ENCHANTMENTS OF BRITAIN OR KING ARTHUR’S ROUND TABLE OF THE STARS by K.E. Maltwood
My dissertation was on Lady Charlotte Guest, a female folklorist, and I still collect their work.♥
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When she is not writing or teaching courses on mystery fiction, fairy tale and fantasy, and Arthurian romance at Fordham University, Erica Obey collects Arthuriana, neglected women writers, and best of all, Arthuriana by neglected women writers. Her latest novel, THE LAZARUS VECTOR, is coming from Amphorae Publishing in October, 2016. Visit her at www.ericaobey.com and https://www.facebook.com/EricaObeyAuthor/