Thursday, April 13, 2006

Female writers

Lazy blogging, but I found this very interesting meme from Under the Ponderosa. I had to add an extra categorisation - for books which I own, but haven't got around to reading, because there is an embarrassingly large number of those.

Bold the ones you've read.
Italicize the ones you have wanted/might like to read.
-Place a dash if you own the book, but haven't got around to reading it
??Place question marks by any titles/authors you've never heard of
*Put an asterisk if you've read something else by the same author.

* 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–Nightwoodde
-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
? Chopin, Kate–The Awakening
* 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 (any of them)?
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 Lac
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


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