Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Books by Women (meme)

Stole this from Poppy...

Rules: BOLD those you’ve read, ITALICIZE the ones you’ve been meaning to read.

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
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 (I think I did, and I know I plan to re-read it)
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 (I think only one of them, though)
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–A 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 (actually, my husband wants this one)
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

I've read more than I thought I did... plus there are some that I might have read and just don't remember. I read so much when I was young (Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc.), that I'm really appreciating re-reading them with an adult perspective.

14 comments:

hannah said...

The Rachel Ray cookbook is overrated. I have it and that whore can not possibly complete half of those meals in 30 minutes or less. I still love that bass-mouthed hack though, in spite of her flaws.

wire said...

wow, you are one well read lady.

don't call me MA'AM said...

hannah: I can't stand to listen to Rachel Ray! My husband just wanted an easy cookbook to have around when he needs to cook. :-) I suppose I can handle that.

wire: I LOVE to read!!! I just didn't think that I had read that many women authors. Plus... I'm old. So, I've had more time to read than you have. haha

Maliavale said...

Wait a second. Who made that list? "Books by women"? That sounds like that's all that women have ever written! (I know you didn't make up the title. Don't let my misplacement bewilderment affect you.)

Master Peebody said...

I haven't read any of them. Where did you get that list from?

don't call me MA'AM said...

maliavale and MPB: the list came from Poppy Cedes, who got it from Living Juicy, who got it from Living Bookroom, who got it from somewhere else. Too many links to list... sorry. The one place I could trace it to as probably the blogger who started it is My So Called (ABD)Life. Apparently, the list was compiled from "several top book lists around the web." Follow So Called's link to view those lists.

*whew* That probably the most difficult comment I've ever had to type! Too much work! ;-)

nabbalicious said...

Ahh, good old Judy Blume. I have fond memories of sneaking her books out of the library because my mom wouldn't let me read them.

don't call me MA'AM said...

nabbalicious: didn't we all. I even snuck some of her *ahem* "adult" novels. Wow. What an education THAT was.

hannah said...

Random side note:

I have a friend who sings lead in a band. The band used to be called "The Memes". Everyone always used to mispronounce it and call them "The Mee-Mees." And that made her mad.

So she changed the name of thet band to "North."

I preferred "The Mee-Mees" above all else.

Margus said...

I read Yellow Raft, Floating in Blue Water," and I'm pretty sure that it was written by a women.

Other than that:
Wrinkle in Time
To Kill a Mockingbird

don't call me MA'AM said...

hannah: The "Mee-Mees" would be much cooler than North. Maybe WE should start a band called the "Mee-Mees!"

margus: well, that's a good start!

Jege (Jen) said...

The list is missing Laurie Notaro!!! Her "Autobiography of a Fat Bride" fucking rocks.

nabbalicious said...

Ha! DCMM, I remember reading "Wifey" with a friend and being alternately horrified and fascinated!

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