Monday, April 17, 2006

In the Words of Women

Once again motivated by Kimananda...(she's a very good influence).

Listed below are some books written by some very impressive women. As I understand it, this is the markup key:
Bold = I read it
Italics = I've been wanting to read it, or I might like to read it.
Question marks= Titles or authors I've never heard of.
Asterisks = I've read something else by this author.
Plus signs = My own additions

So many I haven't read; so many I hadn't even heard of...this is gonna cost me a fortune.

Allcott, Louisa May–Little Women
Allende, Isabel–The House of the Spirits
Angelou, Maya–I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Atwood, Margaret–Cat's Eye (She has several titles I would like to read someday.)
Austen, Jane–Emma (I've read everything except Northanger Abbey)
Bambara, Toni Cade–Salt Eaters ??
Bank, Melissa-Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing
Bardi, Abby - The Book of Fred ++ Funny, edgy, fresh, real
Barnes, Djuna–Nightwood
Beauvoir, Simone–The Second Sex ??
Blume, Judy–Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (Childhood favorite)
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
Chopin, Kate–The Awakening (Has been on my To Be Read shelf for about 5 years)
Christie, Agatha–Murder on the Orient Express (I've read everything of hers.)
Cisneros, Sandra–The House on Mango Street
Clinton, Hillary Rodham–Living History
Cooper, Anna Julia–A Voice From the South
(I really need to get this book. I've heard she was a fiercely independent and dynamic woman.)
Danticat, Edwidge–Breath, Eyes, Memory
Davis, Angela–Women, Culture, and Politics
Desai, Anita–Clear Light of Day
Diamant, Anita-The Red Tent
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
Fielding, Helen-Bridget Jones's Diary
Flagg, Fannie–Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Friedan, Betty–The Feminine Mystique
Frank, Anne–Diary of a Young Girl
Gedge, Pauline-Child Of The Morning ??
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins–The Yellow Wallpaper
Gordimer, Nadine–July's People ??
Grafton, Sue–S is for Silence (I've read this entire series. )
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 (* I have The Bean Trees on my TBR shelf.)
Kingston, Maxine Hong–The Woman Warrior
Klein, Naomi-No Logo
Larsen, Nella–Passing
Laurence, Margaret-The Stone Angel
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 (any of them)
McCullers, Carson–The Member of the Wedding (LOVE her. I also recommend The Heart is a Lonely Hunter)
McMillan, Terry–Disappearing Acts **
Markandaya, Kamala–Nectar in a Sieve ??
Marshall, Paule–Brown Girl, Brownstones ??
Mccullough, Colleen-The Thorn Birds
McDonald, Anne-Marie-Fall On Your Knees
Mirvis, Tovah - The Ladies Auxiliary ++ On being an Orthodox Jew in Memphis
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 (I tried, I really tried.)
Muller, Marcia - Till the Butchers Cut Him Down ++ (Or any of her excellent mysteries)
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 ??
Nin, Anais-Little Birds
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
Rice, Anne-Interview With A Vampire
Robinson, Marilynne–Housekeeping??
Rocha, Sharon–For Laci
Sebold, Alice–The Lovely Bones
Sexton, Anne-Transformations
Shelley, Mary–Frankenstein
Shields, Carol-The Stone Diaries
Smith, Betty–A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Zadie–White Teeth
Spark, Muriel–The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (I should read this again, as a tribute in light of her recent death.)
Spyri, Johanna–Heidi
Strout, Elizabeth–Amy and Isabelle
Steel, Danielle–The House **
Tan, Amy–The Joy Luck Club
Tannen, Deborah–You're Wearing That **
Townsend, Sue - The Adrian Mole Diaries (all of them) ++
Tyler, Anne-The Accidental Tourist
Ulrich, Laurel–A Midwife's Tale??
Urquhart, Jane–Away??
Walker, Alice–The Temple of My Familiar **
Waters, Sarah-Tipping the Velvet
Welty, Eudora–One Writer's Beginnings (Shhh, don't tell anyone. Every woman in the southern U.S. is supposed to read her. I. Just. Can't.)
Wharton, Edith–Age of Innocence (*Her Custom of the Country is on my TBR shelf.)
Wilder, Laura Ingalls–Little House in the Big Woods
Winterson, Jeanette-Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Wolf, Naomi-The Beauty Myth

Wollstonecraft, Mary–A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Woolf, Virginia–A Room of One's Own
Banana Yoshimoto-Kitchen??

Well, that was embarrassing.

Off to read something fluffy and unimportant,


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