101 Dead Women

I’ve been looking for a new reading project for a while – in fact, this blog is almost a year old and has zero posts. While I was a seething ball of rage about the current misogynistic incarnation of the U.S. Republican party, I came up with it.

101 Dead Women. This is a list of women authors that I will read over the next five years. To be sure, I’m already well-read in many of these women, so some of the books will be their lesser known works or will be rereads. Over time, I will probably adapt and modify the list. But for right now, here it is:

101 Dead Women:

    1.  Jane Austen
    2. Charlotte Bronte
    3. Anne Bronte
    4. Emily Bronte
    5. Elizabeth Gaskell
    6. Maria Edgworth
    7. Ann Radcliffe
    8. Fanny Burney
    9. Charlotte Dacre
    10. Gertrude Bell
    11. Mary Shelley
    12. Elizabeth Von Arnim
    13. Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    14. Frances Hodgson Burnett
    15. George Eliot
    16. Margaret Oliphant
    17. Baroness Orczy
    18. Sigrid Undset
    19. Pearl S. Buck
    20. Nadine Gordimer
    21. Zora Neale Hurston
    22. Toni Morrison
    23. Alice Walker
    24. Olive Schreiner
    25. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    26. Willa Cather
    27. Sylvia Townsend Warner
    28. Louisa May Alcott
    29. Patricia Highsmith
    30. Winifred Holtby
    31. Stella Gibbons
    32. Muriel Spark
    33. Molly Keane
    34. Elizabeth Taylor
    35. Molly Panter-Downes
    36. Monica Dickens
    37. D.E. Stephenson
    38. Antonia White
    39. Rose Macauley
    40. Rumer Godden
    41. Angela Thirkell
    42. Barbara Pym
    43. Margery Allingham
    44. Agatha Christie
    45. Dorothy Sayers
    46. Patricia Wentworth
    47. Anna Katherine Green
    48. Mary Roberts Rhinehart
    49. Ngaio Marsh
    50. L.M.M. Montgomery
    51. Eleanor Estes
    52. Elizabeth Enright
    53. Madeleine L’Engle
    54. Mary Renault
    55. Dorothy Dunnett
    56. Edith Pargeter
    57. Octavia Butler
    58. Elizabeth Bowen
    59. Iris Murdoch
    60. Ivy Compton Burnett
    61. Edith Wharton
    62. Elaine Dundy
    63. Daphne du Maurier
    64. Margery Sharp
    65. Georgette Heyer
    66. Eudora Welty
    67. Shirley Jackson
    68. Barbara Comyns
    69. Rosamund Lehmann
    70. Tove Jansson
    71. Barbara Michaels: The Houses of Stone (Read 9/29/18).
    72. Mary Stewart
    73. Phyllis Whitney
    74. Eleanor Hibbert
    75. Dorothy Eden
    76. Rosemary Sutcliffe
    77. Helen MacInnes
    78. Caroline Keene
    79. Anita Brookner
    80. E.M. Delafield
    81. Ruth Rendell
    82. Laurie Colwin
    83. P.D. James
    84. Sarah Orne Jewett
    85. M.M. Kaye
    86. Taylor Caldwell
    87. Anya Seton
    88. Catherine Cookson
    89. Elizabeth Jane Howard
    90. Virginia Woolf
    91. Gwen Bristow
    92. Rebecca West
    93. Angela Carter
    94. Katherine Mansfield
    95. May Sinclair
    96. Dodie Smith
    97. Winifred Holtby
    98. Emily Eden
    99. E. Nesbit
    100. Joan Aiken
    101. Enid Blyton