Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Feme Meme

Stolen from Bezzie and then Jo.

I've highlighted all the books I've read, and starred the authors I've read, but not specifically the book listed. If they're highlighted and starred, then I've read more of that author's catalogue in addition to the book listed.

Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina, 1992
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 ***
Atwood, Margaret. Cat's Eye, 1988 ***(read The Blind Assassin)
Bainbridge, Beryl. The Bottle Factory Outing, 1974
Bambara, Toni Cade. Gorilla, My Love, 1992
Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood, 1937
Barker, Pat. Regeneration, 1992
Brookner, Anita. Hotel du Lac, 1984
Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle, 1973
Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth, 1931
Byatt, A.S. Possession: A Romance, 1990***
Carter, Angela. Nights at the Circus, 1984
Castillo, Ana. So Far From God, 1993
Cather, Willa. My Antonia, 1918 (I own though...should read)
Chopin, Kate. The Awakening, 1900
Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street, 1984
Compton-Burnett, Ivy. Elders and Betters, 1944
Desai, Anita. Clear Light of Day, 1980
Dinesen, Isak. Out of Africa, 1938
Doerr, Harriet. Stones for Ibarra, 1984
Drabble, Margaret. The Radiant Way, 1987
DuMaurier, Daphne. Rebecca, 1938
Emecheta, Buchi. Second Class Citizen, 1974
Erdrich, Louise. Tracks: A Novel, 1988
Fitzgerald, Penelope. At Freddie's, 1985
Flagg, Fannie. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, 1987
Frame, Janet. Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room, 1969
French, Marilyn. The Women's Room, 1977
Goldstein, Rebecca. The Mind-Body Problem: A Novel, 1983
Gordimer, Nadine. July's People, 1981
Gordon, Mary. The Rest of Life, 1993
Hall, Radclyffe. The Well of Loneliness, 1928
Head, Bessie. When Rain Clouds Gather, 1968
Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1955
Hobhouse, Janet. The Furies, 1993
Hulme, Keri. The Bone People, 1983 (another one I own, but haven't read)
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937
Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House, 1959
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. Heat and Dust, 1975
Jong, Erica. Fear of Flying, 1973
Kincaid, Jamaica. Lucy, 1990
Kingsolver, Barbara. The Bean Trees, 1988
Kingston, Maxine Hong. Tripmaster Monkey, 1989
Kogawa, Joy. Obasan, 1981
Laurence, Margaret. The Fire-Dwellers, 1969
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960
Lessing, Doris. The Golden Notebook, 1962
Lively, Penelope. Moon Tiger, 1987
Loos, Anita. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1925
McCarthy, Mary. The Group, 1963
McCullers, Carson. Ballad of the Sad Cafe, 1951*** (read The Heart is A Lonely Hunter)
McMillan, Terry. Mama, 1987
Manning, Olivia. The Balkan Trilogy, 1981
Miller, Isabel. Patience and Sarah, 1969
Mitchell, Margaret. Gone with the Wind, 1936 (twice! 6th & 8th grade?! maybe I should read it again as a grown-up!)
Moore, Lorrie. Anagrams: A Novel, 1986
Morrison, Toni. Beloved: A Novel, 1987 *** (I've read almost all of her novels. Probably one of my favorite authors and I still remember reading this book for the first time as a freshman in high school. Another I've read twice)
Mukherjee, Bharati. Wife, 1975
Munro, Alice. Lives of Girls and Women, 1971
Murdoch, Iris. A Severed Head, 1961
Oates, Joyce Carol. You Must Remember This, 1987
O'Brien, Edna. House of Splendid Isolation, 1994 (Is there an Irish authors meme? I've read quite a few of those! Have a few more of hers on my bookshelf that I haven't gotten to yet)
O'Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find, 1955
Olsen, Tillie. Tell Me a Riddle, 1979
Paley, Grace. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, 1974
Parker, Dorothy. The Collected Dorothy Parker, 1973
Phillips, Jayne Anne. Black Tickets, 1979
Piercy, Marge. Braided Lives, 1982
Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar, 1963
Porter, Katharine Anne. Ship of Fools, 1962
Powell, Dawn. The Golden Spur, 1962
Proulx, E. Annie. The Shipping News, 1993
Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead, 1943
Renault, Mary. The King Must Die, 1958
Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966
Robinson, Marilynne. Housekeeping, 1980*** (another one I own, but after reading Gilead, well, no desire to read Housekeeping)
Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things, 1997
Sarton, May. Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, 1965
Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries, 1994 (another one I have, but have yet to read)
Shreve, Anita. The Weight of Water, 1997***
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Almanac of the Dead, 1991
Simpson, Mona. Anywhere But Here, 1986
Smart, Elizabeth. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, 1966
Smiley, Jane. The Age of Grief, 1987 *** (read A Thousand Acres)
Sontag, Susan. The Volcano Lover, 1992
Spark, Muriel. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1961
Stead, Christina. The Man Who Loved Children, 1965
Stein, Gertrude. Three Lives, 1909
Taylor, Elizabeth. Angel, 1957
Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club, 1989
Tyler, Anne. If Morning Ever Comes, 1964 *** (can't remember which one we read for book club)
Urquhart, Jane. Away, 1993
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple, 1982
Weldon, Fay. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, 1983
Welty, Eudora. Selected Stories, 1943
West, Rebecca. The Return of the Soldier, 1918
Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome, 1911
White, Antonia. Frost in May, 1933
Winterson, Jeannette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, 1985 *** (read Written on the Body)
Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway, 1925

Doing this meme makes me miss reading! I've always loved to read but I'll admit, with the knitting obsession, its hard to do both sometimes. I really need to make more time for it (e.g., put the needles down once in awhile). Any great books by women authors you would recommend (either on this list or not)? Happy Reading!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Alison Boon said...

This list made me realise that I have not read anywhere near enough female literature and I did a lit degree. I am going to use this list to put that right. Many thanks for it

Jo said...

Read more Canadian authors (same advice I gave Bezzie and doing my bit for Cancon). A quick read - even if you have seen the movie is the Joy Luck Club (which is on the list). I bawled my eyes out on that one and at times had to put it down then come back to it. I was just thinking I am surprised Louisa May Alcott is not on the list - I love Little Women.

Bezzie said...

I'll sit on my bed, and use my gingher scissors as a book weight to keep the pages open as I knit. But it can't be lace or anything that takes any concentration--TV knitting!

Spinning Ninny said...

Great list - I totally recommend My Year Of Meats by Ruth Ozeki. Gotta love the Asian-American women authors.

hearthead said...

Didn't you have to read the Joy Luck Club in HS too? We did. You are such a nerd! I love you anyway.

Disco said...

Oooh, you read Possession. What a GREAT book that was. I loved the ending - it almost made my heart stop and I couldn't breathe for the loss and pain of it all. Beautiful.

I'm recommending Snowflower and the Secret Fan to everyone I know.

I'm reading the Glass Castle right now for book club. It's brilliant in a totally horrific way :0)

Batty said...

I also loved Possession!

Rani said...

I "read" all my books on itunes.. tee hee.

Anne Lamott. Love her. Funny and smart.

cpurl17 said...

You've been a busy girl while I've been away!

I've got a lot of catching up to do!