Read Women 2012


Esi Edugyan’s Half Blood Blues

Yvette Edwards’s A Cupboard Full of Coats

Kate Mosse’s Labyrinthe

Kate Mosse’s The Sepulchre

 Isabelle Allende’s Island Beneath the Sea

Aminatta Forna’s The Memory of Love

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s Half a Yellow Sun

Marilyn French’s A Woman’s Room

Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple


Marian Keyes’ is another author I came across on the Mumsnet Feminism Board. I never picked up a copy of her books whilst shopping as they all had the same pink cover used by most romance novels. And, I would have lost out as Keyes books are all incredible feminist fiction 

I also started reading Charlaine Harris’ Aurora Teagarden mysteries, which, again were recommended by the Mumsnet Feminism Bard. The books are great; the TV movies starring Candace Cameron Bure are not. I also enjoyed Elizabeth Peter’s Vicky Bliss books.


Dale Spender’s The Writing or The Sex


History and Memoir:

Maya Angelou’s I know why the caged bird sings

Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl