Monday, April 24, 2006

Women Writers Book Meme

I got this meme from Deb Roby. I'm a little embarrassed to admit how many of these books and/or authors I've never even heard of, never mind read! But oh well, I'll do it anyway. Here are the instructions:
  • Bold the ones you've read
  • Italicize the ones you might like to read
  • Put question marks - ?? - by any titles and/or authors you've never heard of
  • Put an asterisk - * - if you've read a different title 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 (In the case of both Bronte sisters' stories, I know the plots and have seen some movie versions, but have never actually read the books [blush!!]) Buck, Pearl S. - The Good Earth ??Byatt, A.S. - Possession Cather, Willa - My Antonia ??Chopin, Kate -T he 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 (Have read lots of her poetry, but don't think I've read the whole collection) 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 (hated it!!!) 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 (I read A through D before losing interest) 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 (seen the movie, I think, unless I'm confusing this with Pollyanna...Hhhmmm...) ??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 (I like that title!) 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 (movie! heh) ??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 (movie!) 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 Debra wrote: "If I spent the time, I could add other women writers that I've read who probably deserve to be on this list." And I write: I think I will add a few. I have no idea what the original criteria was for making the list, other than being female and a published author, but here are some more women writers I like a lot and/or want to read more of their work. Several of these are a bit "fluffy", I suppose, but hey...if the list above can include Danielle Steel, I can include the ones below. HA! *Crusie, Jennifer - Bet Me *Dean, Pamela - Tam Lin *Evanovich, Janet - One For The Money *Gabaldon, Diana - Outlander *Hambly, Barbara - A Free Man Of Color *Henderson, Zenna - Pilgrimage *Heyer, Georgette - The Grand Sophy *Hooper, Kay - Out of the Shadows *Huff, Tanya - Summon the Keeper Kenny, Kathryn - The Trixie Belden Mysteries (any of them) *Kimmel, Haven - The Solace of Leaving Early (I was less than crazy about the other HK book I read, but still really want to read this one and "A Girl Named Zippy"!) *Lackey, Mercedes - Burning Water *Leon, Vicki - Uppity Women of Ancient Times *Michaels, Barbara - The Dark on the Other Side *Elizabeth Peters - Crocodile on the Sandbank *Stewart, Mary - The Ivy Tree I'm not tagging anyone officially, but if you want to post your version of this list, with or without additions, please do. I'd love to read it! Today's photos are of an oak tree branch after a rain, two versions: "Spring Oak and Raindrop" "Spring Oak and Raindrop - Altered"