Some great lists of female-authored books, in honor of International Women’s Day:
- VIDA, an organization that focuses on gaining critical attention for women’s writing, has a great list of life-changing books by women up at LitHub. The list features several books I’ve read and loved, including The Girls Who Went Away by Anne Fessler, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and Beloved by Toni Morrison.
- My local library, the Boston Public Library, has posted a a list of fiction and nonfiction books chronicling the experiences of women. Their list includes the wonderful Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins, a book I adored when I read it a few years ago.
- Book Riot is devoting the whole day to posting great articles about women and books. I’m especially loving the Karina Glaser piece on 50 of the Best Heroines From Middle Grade Books. Anne Shirley 4-ever.
Some female authors I love who aren’t on these lists: Shirley Jackson, Amy Hempel, Flannery O’Connor, Aimee Bender, Kyung-sook Shin, Paula Bomer, Karen Russell, Ruth Ozeki, and Donna Tartt.
Who are your favorite female writers? What are you reading in honor of International Women’s Day?