Monday, March 27, 2006

Women Writer's Meme

From the Fabulous Mon

Instructions: Bold the ones you've read. Italicize the ones you've been wanting/might like to read. ??Place question marks by any titles/authors you've never heard of??

Allcott, 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
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, Geroge--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 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

For this list I at least feel like I've read enough to post my response. Is it a good sign or a bad sign that I haven't heard of so many of these books/authors? I think I'd be up for reading a lot of these that I didn't italicize, but I tried to limit myself to ones that I have told myself that I was going to read (at some point in my life). Got any recommendations for me?


Writer Chica said...

I just might have to do this one. I'm familiar with lots of them. I loved Lois Duncan during middle school and junior high. She writes suspense/mystery books. Fun, fun, fun to read. Too bad they made a really lousy movie out of "I know what you did last summer". You didn't read any Babysitter's Club books?? Even though they are not on the list, I recommend Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams. It is about her, her mother's illness, the Great Salt Lake and birds. I also recommend anything by Susan Orlean, especially The Orchid Thief. It is the book that 'Adaptation' is sorta based on. Her writing is a joy to read.

Adrienne said...

You probably know the Edith Hamilton 'Mythology.' It is THE compilation of Greek/Roman mythology, and usually has a black cover on it. Not the kind of book you read all the way through. If you're looking for fiction, I would suggest 'Daughter of the Empire' by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts. It's the beginning of a trilogy about a young woman who was one gong away from becoming a priestess when she discovers he father and brother have been killed in war and she has to run her family's part of the empire. It is a fantasy novel, but has good parallels about women in politics.

guile said...

the lovely bones.. i love that book :)..