21ST CENTURY LITERATURE BY WOMEN: A READING LIST

  1. Megan Abbott – The End of Everything (2011)
  2. Diana Abu-Jaber – Crescent (2003), Origin (2007)
  3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus (2003), Half a Yellow Sun (2006)
  4. Isabel Allende – Portrait in Sepia (2000), Ines of My Soul (2006)
  5. Julia Alvarez – Before We Were Free (2002), Saving the World (2006)
  6. Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin (2000), Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009)
  7. Anita Rau Badami – Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? (2006)
  8. Aimee Bender – An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000), The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010)
  9. Jane Borodale – The Book of Fires (2010)
  10. A.S. Byatt – The Children’s Book (2009)
  11. Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2004)
  12. Edwidge Danticat – The Dew Breaker (2004)
  13. Lauren B. Davis – The Radiant City (2005), Our Daily Bread (2011)
  14. Lydia Davis – The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Short Fiction – 2009)
  15. Kiran Desai – The Inheritance of Loss (2006)
  16. Anita Diamant – Good Harbor (2001), The Last Days of Dogtown (2005)
  17. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – The Palace of Illusions (2008)
  18. Emma Donoghue – Life Mask (2004), Room (2010)
  19. Jennifer Egan – A Visit from the Goon Squad (2012)
  20. Louise Erdrich – The Plague of Doves (2008)
  21. Lyndsay Faye – The Gods of Gotham (2012)
  22. Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl (2012)
  23. Kay Gibbons – The Life All Around Me (2005)
  24. Xiaolu Guo – Village of Stone (2003), A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers (2007)
  25. Lauren Groff – The Monsters of Templeton (2008), Arcadia (2012)
  26. Carol Guess – Gaslight (2001)
  27. Jennifer Haigh – Mrs. Kimble (2003), Baker Towers (2005), Faith (2011)
  28. Melinda Haynes – Willem’s Field (2004)
  29. Alice Hoffman – The Dovekeepers (2011)
  30. Helen Humphreys – Wild Dogs (2004)
  31. Siri Hustvedt – The Summer Without Men (2011)
  32. Joshilyn Jackson – Between, Georgia (2007), A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty (2012)
  33. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees (2003), The Mermaid Chair (2005)
  34. Haven Kimmel – The Solace of Leaving Early (2002)
  35. Barbara Kingsolver – Prodigal Summer (2000), The Lacuna (2009)
  36. Elizabeth Kostova – The Historian (2005)
  37. Nicole Krauss – The History of Love (2005), Great House (2010)
  38. Aryn Kyle – The God of Animals (2007)
  39. Jhumpa Lahiri – The Namesake (2003), Unaccustomed Earth (Short Fiction – 2008)
  40. Ursula K. Leguin – Lavinia (2008)
  41. Anne-Marie MacDonald – The Way the Crow Flies (2003)
  42. Claire Messud – The Emperor’s Children (2006)
  43. Lydia Millet – My Happy Life (2002), Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (2005)
  44. Lorrie Moore – A Gate at the Stairs (2009)
  45. Laura Moriarty – The Chaperone (2012)
  46. Toni Morrison – Love (2003), A Mercy (2008), Home (2012)
  47. Kate Morton – The House of Riverton (2006)
  48. Alice Munro – Runaway (2004), The View from Castle Rock (Short Fiction – 2006)
  49. Eileen Myles – Inferno: A Poet’s Novel  (2010)
  50. Sena Jeter Naslund – Four Spirits (2004)
  51. Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003), Her Fearful Symmetry (2009)
  52. Joyce Carol Oates – I’ll Take You There (2002), The Falls (2004), A Fair Maiden (2010)
  53. Heather O’Neill – Lullabies for Little Criminals (2006)
  54. Julie Otsuka – When The Emperor was Divine (2002), The Buddha in the Attic (2011)
  55. Helen Oyeyemi – The Icarus Girl (2005), Mr. Fox (2011)
  56. Ann Pancake – Strange As This Weather Has Been (2007)
  57. Ann Patchett – Bel Canto (2001), State of Wonder (2011)
  58. Marge Piercy – Colours Passing Through Us (Poetry – 2003)
  59. Francine Prose – Blue Angel (2000)
  60. Nina Revoyr – Wingshooters (2011)
  61. Marilynne Robinson – Gilead (2004), Home (2008)
  62. Mary Doria Russell –  A Thread of Grace (2005), Dreamers of the Day (2008)
  63. Diane Setterfield – The Thirteenth Tale (2006)
  64. Elissa Schappell – Blueprints for Building Better Girls (Short Fiction – 2011)
  65. Sarah Schulman – The Child (2007), The Mere Future (2009)
  66. Mary Ann Shaffer – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008)
  67. Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)
  68. Marisa Silver – The God of War (2008)
  69. Jane Smiley – Private Life (2010)
  70. Ali Smith –  Hotel World (2001), The Accidental (2005), There But For The (2011)
  71. Zadie Smith – White Teeth (2000), On Beauty (2005), NW (2012)
  72. Kathryn Stockett – The Help (2006)
  73. Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge (2008)
  74. Donna Tartt – The Little Friend (2002)
  75. Jeannette Walls – The Glass Castle (Non-Fiction 2005)
  76. Karen Thompson Walker – The Age of Miracles (2012)
  77. Sarah Waters – Fingersmith (2002)
  78. Kathleen Winter – Annabel (2010)
  79. Alissa York – Effigy (2007)

 

List reposted from BookRiot

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