Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Women Writers Meme

Via Brandon. Instructions. Bold the works you've read, italicize the works you might like to read, place question marks by the authors you've never heard of, place an asterisk by authors if you've read any of their other works.

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, 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--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
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

Not really a canon, but a mirror to hold up to your reading habits. I've never been a great reader of fiction, as you can see. Many of the authors I know through their poetry or essays rather than their fiction. My favorites works of fiction on the list are probably Housekeeping, The Awakening, and Genji Monogatari.

posted by Fido the Yak at 2:06 PM.


Blogger peppylady said...

The good Earth I'm reading right now and I would give it a B+ possible even an A

April 12, 2006 3:06 PM  
Blogger Fido the Yak said...

Hi, Peppylady. Being from Bonners Ferry, maybe you have a good sense about Robinson's Housekeeping. It seemed pretty down to earth to me, in a dreamy, dreary, lyrical sort of way. But I've never actually lived in Idaho.

Oh boy. It's been ages since I read that book. And how long has it been since I read The Good Earth? Way back in the Precambrian, I'm sure.

April 13, 2006 7:46 PM  

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