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 Ph.D. student and Social Media Producer at Pan Macmillan. Jean is also a successful BookTuber and an inspiration to me. And she recently created the 100 Women Writers challenge.

She has started a challenge for herself, on her blog, to read a book or story by one of these 100 female writers over the coming years. She has invited others to take part in the challenge and I took the bait.

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:

The 100 writers I want to read:

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 Niffenegger ✔
15. Beatrix Potter ✔
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’Brien
29. Ellen Feldman
30. Emily Bronte ✔
31. Emily Dickinson
32. Emma Donaghue ✔
33. Elena Ferrante
34. Elizabeth Gaskell ✔
35. Elizabeth Goudge ✔
36. Evelyn Waugh
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. Joan Didion ✔
56. Judith Butler
57. Kate Atkinson
58. Kate Chopin ✔
59. Katherine Mansfield
60. Liz Lochhead
61. Louisa May Alcott ✔
62. Louise O’Neill
63. Madeleine L’Engle
64. Murasaki 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. Nora Ephron ✔
79. Octavia E. Butler ✔
80. Pat Barker ✔
81. Robin Hobb
82. Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
83. Roxanne Gay ✔
84. Ruth Ozeki
85. Sappho
86. Sally Rooney ✔
87. Sarah Waters
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 2017, I have read 22 women writers out of this list of 100! How about you?

Happy Reading!
Love Ellie x

100 Women Writers

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