100 Women Writers

100 Women Writers

100 Women Writers

I am a huge fan of JeansBookishThoughts on YouTube and also as a blogger. She is a PhD student and the Social Media Producer at Pan Macmillan. She is also a successful BookTuber and an inspiration to me.

She has started a challenge for herself, on her blog, to read a book or story by one of each pf these 100 female writers.

This list she has written is below.  She updates it regularly and has invited others to take part in the challenge.

As a stringent feminist and a lover of female writers and feminist books I was thrilled to discover the list and to take part in the challenge.

To see Jean’s original blog post click here.

For now, here is the list and a tick against the authors I have read:

100 Women Writers

1. A. L. Kennedy
2. Agatha Christie
3. Ali Smith ✔
4. Alice Walker
5. Angela Carter
6. Angela Davis
7. Anne Bronte
8. A. S. Byatt
9. Anne McCaffrey
10. Anne Radcliffe
11. Anne Tyler
12. Arundhati Roy
13. Audre Lorde
14. Audrey Niffeneger ✔
15. Azar Nafisi
16. Bell Hooks
17. Betty Smith
18. Carol Ann Duffy ✔
19. Charlotte Bronte ✔
20. Charlotte Perkins Gilman ✔
21. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ✔
22. Christina Rossetti ✔
23. Daphne Du Maurier ✔
24. Donna Tartt
25. Dorothy Sayers
26. E. Nesbit ✔
27. Edith Wharton
28. Edna O’Briean
29. Ellen Feldman
30. Emily Bronte
31. Emily Dickinson
32. Emma Donaghue ✔
33. Elena Ferrante
34. Elizabeth Gaskell
35. Elizabeth Goudge
36. Erica Jong
37. Fanny Burney
38. George Elliot
39. Han Kang
40. Harper Lee
41. Hilary Wainwright
42. Helen Oyeyemi
43. Hilary Mantel
44. Ida B. Wells
45. Isabel Allende
46. Lynne Segal
47. J. K. Rowling ✔
48. Jackie Kay
49. Jane Austen ✔
50. Jaqueline Wilson ✔
51. Jean Rhys
52. Jeanette Winterson
53. Jhumpa Lahiri
54. Jacqueline Susann
55. Joanna Russ
56. Judith Butler
57. Kate Atkinson
58. Kate Chopin ✔
59. Alexandra Kollontai
60. Liz Lochhead
61. Louisa May Alcott ✔
62. Louise O’Neill
63. Madeleine L’engle
64. Marasaki Shikibu
65. Margaret Atwood ✔
66. Margaret Cavendish
67. Malorie Blackman ✔
68. Marjane Satrapi
69. Mary Beard
70. Mary Shelley
71. Mary Wollstonecraft
72. Maya Angelou
73. Maxine Hong Kingston
74. Monica Ali
75. Muriel Spark
76. Naomi Mitchison
77. Naomi Wolf
78. Nnedi Okorafor
79. Octavia E. Butler
80. Pat Barker ✔
81. Robin Hobb
82. Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
83. Roxanne Gay
84. Ruth Ozeki
85. Sappho
86. Sarah B. Pomeroy
87. Sarah Walker
88. Sheila Rowbotham ✔
89. Shirley Jackson ✔
90. Simone De Beauvoir
91. Stella Gibbons
92. Sylvia Pankhurst
93. Sylvia Plath ✔
94. Toni Morrison
95. Ursula K. Le Guin
96. Virginia Woolf
97. Vita Sackville-West
98. Willa Cather
99. Zadie Smith
100. Zoe Fairbairns

In total, as of 22nd June, I have read 22 women writers out of this list of 100! How about you?

Happy Reading!
Love Ellie x

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