Reading and Recipes

Monday, April 24, 2006

Books by Women meme

Found this list on several blogs I've read today. Thought it seemed appropriate for here :-)

Just BOLD those you’ve read, ITALICIZE the ones you’ve been meaning to read and ??? the ones you have never heard of.

Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women
Allende, Isabel – The House of Spirits
Angelou, Maya – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Atwood, Margaret – Cat’s Eye
Austen, Jane – Emma
Bambara, Toni Cade – Salt Eaters???
Barnes, Djuna – Nightwood???
de Beauvoir, Simone – The Second Sex
Blume, Judy – Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret
Burnett, Frances – The Secret Garden
Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights
Buck, Pearl S. – The Good Earth
Byatt, A.S. – Possession

Cather, Willa – My Antonia???
Christie, Agatha – Murder on the Orient Express
Cisneros, Sandra – The House on Mango Street ???
Clinton, Hillary Rodham – Living History
Cooper, Anna Julia – A Voice From the South ???
Danticat, Edwidge – Breath, Eyes, Memory
Davis, Angela – Women, Culture, and Politics
Desai, Anita – Clear Light of Day
Dickinson, Emily – Collected Poems

Duncan, Lois – I Know What You Did Last Summer
DuMaurier, Daphne – Rebecca
Eliot, George – Middlemarch

Emecheta, Buchi – Second Class Citizen ???
Erdrich, Louise – Tracks ???
Esquivel, Laura – Like Water for Chocolate
Flagg, Fannie – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Friedan, Betty – The Feminine Mystique
Frank, Anne – Diary of a Young Girl

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins – The Yellow Wallpaper ???
Gordimer, Nadine – July’s People ???
Grafton, Sue – S is for Silence???
Hamilton, Edith – Mythology ???
Highsmith, Patricia – The Talented Mr. Ripley
Hooks, Bell – Bone Black ???
Hurston, Zora Neale – Dust Tracks on the Road ???
Jacobs, Harriet – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Jackson, Helen Hunt – Ramona
Jackson, Shirley – The Haunting of Hill House

Jong, Erica – Fear of Flying
Keene, Carolyn – The Nancy Drew Mysteries (any of them)

Kidd, Sue Monk – The Secret Life of Bees ???
Kincaid, Jamaica – Lucy ???
Kingsolver, Barbara – The Poisonwood Bible
Kingston, Maxine Hong – The Woman Warrior ???
Larsen, Nella – Passing???
L’Engle, Madeleine – A Wrinkle in Time ???
Le Guin, Ursula K. – The Left Hand of Darkness
Lee, Harper – To Kill a Mockingbird
Lessing, Doris – The Golden Notebook ???
Lively, Penelope – Moon Tiger

Lorde, Audre – The Cancer Journals ???
Martin, Ann M. – The Babysitters Club Series
McCullers, Carson – The Member of the Wedding ???
McMillan, Terry – Disappearing Acts
Markandaya, Kamala – Nectar in a Sieve ???
Marshall, Paule – Brown Girl, Brownstones ???
Mitchell, Margaret – Gone with the Wind
Montgomery, Lucy – Anne of Green Gables
Morgan, Joan – When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
Morrison, Toni – Song of Solomon
Murasaki, Lady Shikibu – The Tale of Genji
Munro, Alice – Lives of Girls and Women
Murdoch, Iris – Severed Head
Naylor, Gloria – Mama Day ???
Niffenegger, Audrey – The Time Traveller’s Wife???
Oates, Joyce Carol – We Were the Mulvaneys ???
O’Connor, Flannery – A Good Man is Hard to Find???
Piercy, Marge – Woman on the Edge of Time
Picoult, Jodi – My Sister’s Keeper

Plath, Sylvia – The Bell Jar
Porter, Katharine Anne – Ship of Fools
Proulx, E. Annie – The Shipping News

Rand, Ayn – The Fountainhead ???
Ray, Rachel – 365: No Repeats ???
Rhys, Jean – Wide Sargasso Sea
Robinson, Marilynne – Housekeeping
Rocha, Sharon – For Laci ???
Sebold, Alice – The Lovely Bones
Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein
Smith, Betty – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Zadie – White Teeth
Spark, Muriel – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Spyri, Johanna – Heidi
Strout, Elizabeth – Amy and Isabelle

Steel, Danielle – The House???
Tan, Amy – The Joy Luck Club
Tannen, Deborah – You’re Wearing That

Ulrich, Laurel – A Midwife’s Tale
Urquhart, Jane – Away ???
Walker, Alice – The Temple of My Familiar
Welty, Eudora – One Writer’s Beginnings
Wharton, Edith – Age of Innocence
Wilder, Laura Ingalls – Little House in the Big Woods
Wollstonecraft, Mary – A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Woolf, Virginia – A Room of One’s Own

Hmmmm - I've got rather a lot highlighted compared to many of the blogs this list is on. Worst thing is that I own a sizable number of those higlighted as well - in boxes somewhere ... I'm beinging to see where I spent my earnings over the last few years !!


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