100 Women Writers Project | TBR Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Suitable Poetry Sketch – A Bit of Fry and Laurie – BBCMarshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking at the UN Climate Leaders Summit in 2014 29 thoughts on “100 Women Writers Project | TBR” Emma Donahue. Reply Emma Donahue. Reply Sarah Waters Reply How are you doing with this project? Have you read any books by Holly Bourne? She writes about feminism x Reply I would read Octavia E. Butler and start with either Kindred or the Parable of the Sower. It's super, super readable and compelling sci-fi but not in a way that's inaccessible. Also, Charlotte Perkins Gillman's The Yellow Wallpaper is super short! c: Reply Have you read 84 Channing St by Helene Hanff? A classic for sure. Their Eyes Where Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Reply This is a really cool idea, and that's awesome you're making progress! Maybe I'll make a list like this… 🤔 When choosing authors, did you add authors that you'd already read to start you off, or did you add all authors that were new to you? Reply Such an interesting project! 😊 Reply Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is so gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it, or whichever of her books you read. I've read 26 so far, although there are quite a few you've read which I haven't yet! Reply Such a great list! Very pleased to see I have already ticked off 12 of these! Which is more than I expected, and better than I usually do on these types of lists (the male-dominated ones). I'm excited to see Judith Butler on the list as well and glad that you haven't given up on her! I would also recommend Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote the Anne of Green Gables series, for some excellent children's literature that's very friendly to queer and feminist readings. =) Reply Ohh I think I will definitely make my own list for this I think! Reply I think this a great way of reading female authors you have read or never heard of it or thought of reading before love it!! Reply This is such a great project! I've read about 15 authors from the list, and I've been trying to read more female authors over the past year or so. How come you've never read any Agatha Christie?? She's really amazing and she's written a ton of books to chose from! Reply Surprised that Alice Munro, Dorothy Parker, Sarah Waters and Doris Lessing didn't make the cut… Reply I'm so happy to see Liz Lochhead on your list! She a fantastic poet 🙂 Reply If you want to read Mary Wollstonecraft read The Wrongs of Woman. It's a gothic novel where there are no monsters or ghosts, the real world is gothic enough. It's about women's rights and it is one of the first English protofeminist works Reply Great list! Elizabeth Gaskell is amazing! BTW, is Murasaki Shikibu, not Marasaki Shikibu =). I'll definitely copy your list. Love your videos ❤ Reply This is such a great idea, I will definitely have to gather female authors for my own list. There are a few females I didn't see on your list but are really amazing : Merce Rodoreda, Dubravka Ugresic, Clarisa Lispector, Albertine Sarrazin. If you have read any of them, let me know what you thought, I'd love to hear your opinion. Reply Love this idea! And i love the authors on your list! I would recommend reading "Woman at Point Zero" by Nawal El Saadawi. Just read this for university and it really does illuminate discrimination towards women x Reply If you like Haruki Murakami I would suggest Banana Yoshimoto 🙂 And a little bit different, a fairy tales writer, I would suggest to go and check Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić. Reply This is so inspiring! I love this idea, I want to make my own list now. Reply What a brilliant idea for a project. Hoorah for Daphne Du Maurier and hoorah for Rebecca. I would suggest sneaking Sylvia Brownrigg onto the list. I've just read two of hers virtually in a row and am now a HUGE HUGE fan. I'm going to check your list out in full over the weekend. Reply I've read 34, but I'm curious about so many more! Reply Perfect list! I've only read 23 authors on that list and I have about 12 more on my shelves waiting to be read 🙂 I agree with you and your mum, female authors are often overlooked. I took as many classes at uni on female writers as I could and it somehow still wasn't enough, I feel. And I have to say, during my entire high school education, I could count female authors we were taught about on the fingers of my hands. That is incredibly sad and ridiculous, and I'm incredibly thankful you've undertaken this tremendously needed task. Thank you 🙂 Reply Ooh, now I'd love to make a list myself. Yours is definitely a great jumping-off point. And I know I probably don't have to push it because it's one of the most hyped books of history, but read Frankenstein. Even though it's been kind of interpreted to death, it still remains one of my favorite books to discuss and think about from all of my 5 years of studying English literature. Reply I've read books from 10 authors from your list. I think I'm going to start my own 100 woman writers project, taking some authors from your list and adding some Finnish female authors to my list too! I love this idea 🙂 Reply Wow I love the idea of this project. Definitely going to pick up a few authors from your list. I have only read 12 of those, haha kind of ashamed of myself. Reply I've only read about 12 from your list huhu but so many of them are in my TBR so I'll definitely be prioritizing! 😀 Kate Chopin is lovely and so is Anne Bronte; hope you'll love their works as much as I did. 🙂 Reply Have you read Iréne Némiròvsky? She was a french-ukranian author that her work was rediscovered years ago with her missing novels? She died in Auschwitz but she is worthy of love Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.