Monday, April 10, 2006

Women Writers Meme

Instructions: Bold the ones you've read. Italicize the ones you have wanted/might like to read. ??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–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, 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

Although some quibble is in order for 'Carolyn Keene' -- Keene is a corporate pseudonym used by a number of a hired ghostwriters; there are actually many authors of the Nancy Drew series, some of whom were women, some of whom were not. Apparently there are lot of women authors I don't recognize at all; but I've apparently read more than one of most of the women authors I have read.

(HT: The Little Professor)

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