Saturday, April 08, 2006

Now this is a cool Meme

A book meme! Yay!

I probably should be embarassed that I haven't heard of or read a lot of these....

Instructions: Bold the ones you've read. Italicize the ones you've been wanting/might like to read. ??Place question marks by any titles/authors you've never heard of?? Plus I'm adding this, as Turtlebella noted that the choice of books by each author is a mite idiosyncratic: put an asterisk if you've read something else by the same author.

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, Willaâ y 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 ust 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, Jamaic “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 Go 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 - started it, hated it, never finished it.
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 (much as it pains me to admit)
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


Shannon said...

Ooh goody!! I have something to do today! Thanks for posting this.

Joke said...

Just looking at the list made me ovulate.


Beanie Baby said...

You've read le Guin! I love you forever.

I too didn't recognize a lot of them. I found it utterly bizarre that so many women I've never heard of are on this list, but no Carol Shields.

julia said...

World Weekly News would pay a lot for that story, joke.

Lyrehca said...

Terrific list, Julia. Did you come up with it yourself?

Lyrehca said...

Terrific list, Julia. Did you come up with it yourself?

Joke said...


Reading WWN would make me go into premature labor.


guile said...

the lovely bones.. i love that book :)..

julia said...

lyrecha - no, I swiped it from Decomposition/Beanie Baby. I forgot to credit her, though. Whoops. Bad blogger.