I originally compiled this list for the 2018 Women Writers Bingo, but decided to undust it and continue using it for this year's "Around the World in 80 Books Mostly by Female Authors."
Basically this is an extract from my bookshelves (both TBR and read -- "read" where I've already read other books by the same author and am interested in further exploring her work). Further authors are added on an ongoing basis as they come to my notice. This ought to keep me busy for the next couple of years, I think ...
(Note: I'm tracking the precise reading year from 2018 onwards, and only authors read from 2018 onwards are crossed out / checked off. Rereads count as "read" in the year of the reread for purposes of this list. Authors who write under several pen names are added to the list under all names, with a note as to their alias(es).)