Friday, June 23, 2006

What I've read. What I will read. The rest is a blur.

Book Meme Via Pomegranate and Paper. Working on a book meme, was a great way to start my day. So many books still to read.

If you do this, just BOLD those you've read, ITALICIZE the ones you've been meaning to read and ??? the ones you have never heard of. Leave unmarked anything you know you will never get around to reading. Add your own comments at will.

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 (Countless times and still reading it)
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 - that would be a no.
Cooper, Anna Julia--A Voice From the South??
Danticat, Edwidge--Breath, Eyes, Memory??
Davis, Angela--Women, Culture, and Politics (Nope. Grew up in the 60's. Heard it all)
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 (Actually I think any will do here)
Hamilton, Edith--Mythology??
Highsmith, Patricia--The Talented Mr. Ripley
hooks, bell--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 (any of them)
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 (any-Read them with my daughter)
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--Anne of Green Gable
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??
Sylvia 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 (Why is she on a list of women WRITERS?)
Rhys, Jean--Wide Sargasso Sea
Robinson, Marilynne--Housekeeping??
Rocha, Sharon--For Laci (I live 20 mins south of Modesto. Don't need to read this)
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 (if you've read one, you've read them all)
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


paris parfait said...

This is a wonderful list and I'm happy to say I've read many of them. My favourite female author is Isabel Allende and I'd highly recommend any and all of her books (I have them all, that's how much of a fan I am) and Amy Tan as well. I started working on a book meme a while ago, but felt overwhelmed by trying to narrow the books I love down to one list!

Beth said...

My what a lists of books,,I do Love to read too,,but art and gardening are my loves right now. I have read many of the same books that you have. I found a little publication that I just love. Its called "Green Prints",,just a wonderful collection of short storys, poems, and illustrations,,and of course all about gardening and nature. I live for when those little books come to my house,,
Have a great week-end Annie!

Janet said...

This is such a fun meme. I recently did it on my blog. I think we've read many of the same ones.
Also thanks for stopping by my blog.

Joy Eliz said...

Wow! that a lot of reading!!!

AnnieElf said...

Everyone - I Googled "Green Prints", the publication Beth referenced above. What a little treasure. I think I will be subscribing. I highly recommend going to take a peek.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Books are like old friends! I am glad to see we share many of the same.

Orion said...

Hiya Annie - found you over at Tammy's blog and thought I'd take a gander and say hello. Love this exercise...going to give it a try...looks like we've got a lot of reading in common :-)Best wishes.