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Friday, April 28, 2006

books books and more books

I stole this from Freakazojd and since it looks like she's currently visiting Europe, I don't think she is going to mind.

My litterature snob parts instantly came out when I saw this list.

BOLD: What you’ve read
Italics: What you’d like to read
*Asterisks: If you’ve read other works by this writer, but not this particular one
*??Question marks: If you’ve never heard of the writer??

That's too much work, so I am just going to bold what I've read and *asterisk what I would like to read. (Yes, this is a cheap cry for new books. Maybe if you have it you will let me borrow it. :)

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: "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"
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 Café"
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, Bella: "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"
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"
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 Maud: "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"

I didn't check to see where this list came from, but it looks like someone just took a womens' studies class.


  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger the good time girl said…

    joy luck club isn't one of my favorites, but i love song of solomon.

  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger Rockstar Jessie said…

    Song of Solomon...tis good. Takes me back to good ol' Glenwood.

  • At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Monica said…

    Thank you very much Melissa for making me feel like the most uncultured person ever...I've got the Babysitter's Club Series and other than that, not much else on the list...I have seen a few of them in the movies though, does that count? Life goal #892: Read more of "The Classics"

  • At 8:16 AM, Blogger Marilyndrew said…

    GTG- I read 100 Secret Senses and The Bone Setter's Daughter and really enjoyed them - it's dissapointing to hear that the Joy luck isn't as good!

    Jessie - We didn't get to read that one - does it happen to go against christian beliefs of values? Our AP English teacher was a fanatic.

    Monica - While I'm home reading books and being a nerd you're out livin' it up. Thank YOU for making ME feel like the biggest nerd ever :).

  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger Rockstar Jessie said…

    I don't think it did. It was on the Oprah book club as well.

  • At 5:53 AM, Blogger Freakazojd said…

    Hey, thanks for the link! I didn't even realize you'd done that until I updated over at Technorati. I'm not sure where this list came from either, but it was definitely making the rounds.
    Hope to see you again soon!


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