Friday, March 20, 2015

Book List: Essential Books

I was looking through my Bloglovin' queue earlier and came across this article about the 74 Essential Books for Your Personal Library: A List Curated by Female Creatives and I decided that I would add this list to my TBR book lists. I've read some of these books, and others I haven't crossed out even though I've read them because I want to read them again. Check back to see my progress!

Agatha Christie – The Mousetrap
Albertine Sarrazin – L’Astragale
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
Anaïs Nin – Little Birds
Angela Carter – Nights at the Circus
Angela Davis – Are Prisons Obselete?
Anita Desai – Clear Light of Day
Anne Carson – Autobiography of Red
Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Sexton – Live or Die
Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things
Banana Yoshimoto – Kitchen
bell hooks – Ain’t I a Woman?
Beryl Bainbridge – Master Georgie
Beryl Markham – West with the Night
Buchi Emecheta – The Joys of Motherhood
Carson McCullers – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
Charlotte Roche – Feuchtgebiete
Chris Kraus – I Love Dick
Colette – Chéri
Daphne du Maurier – Rebecca
Doris Lessing – The Golden Notebook
Edith Wharton – Age of Innocence
Eileen Myles – Inferno
Elfriede Jelinek – Women as Lovers
Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights
Flannery O’Connor – Complete Stories
Françoise Sagan – Bonjour Tristesse
George Eliot – Silas Marner
Gertrude Stein – The Making of Americans
Gwendolyn Brooks – To Disembark
Hannah Arendt – The Human Condition
Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
Hillary Mantel – Wolf Hall
Iris Murdoch – The Sea, The Sea
James Tiptree Jr. – Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea
Jhumpa Lahiri – Interpreter of Maladies
Joan Didion – Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Joyce Carol Oats – A Bloodsmoore Romance
Jung Chang – Wild Swans
Kate Zambreno – Heroines
Kathy Acker – Blood and Guts in High School
Leonora Carrington – The Hearing Trumpet
Leslie Feinberg – Stone Butch Blues
Lorrie Moore – Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
Louise Erdrich – The Beet Queen
Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
Marguerite Duras – Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft – A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Michelle Cliff – Abeng
Miranda July – No One Belongs Here More Than You
Monique Wittig – Les Guérillères
Murasaki Shikibu – Genji Monogatari
Muriel Spark – The Driver’s Seat
Octavia Butler – Kindred
Rachel Carson – Silent Spring
Roxane Gay – An Untamed State
Sappho – Fragments
Sara Stridsberg – Darling River
Sei Shōnagon – The Pillow Book
Simone Weil – Gravity and Grace
Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha – Dictée
Toni Morrison – Beloved
Tove Jansson – Mumintroll series
Tsitsi Dangarembga – Nervous Conditions
Ursula K Le Guin – The Left Hand of Darkness
Virginia Woolf – The Waves
Willa Cather – The Song of the Lark

Zadie Smith – On Beauty

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