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 (alphabetical by first name):

Agatha Christie
Alice Walker
Angela Carter
Angela Thirkell
Anita Brookner
Ann Radcliffe
Anna Katherine Green
Anne Bronte
Antonia White
Anya Seton
Barbara Comyns: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (Read 1/19/19)
Barbara Michaels: The Houses of Stone (Read 9/29/18).
Barbara Pym Excellent Women (Read 1/30/19)
Baroness Orczy
Caroline Keene
Catherine Cookson
Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Dacre
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
D.E. Stephenson: Bel Lamington/Fletcher’s End (Read 12/20/18)
Daphne du Maurier
Dodie Smith
Dorothy Dunnett
Dorothy Eden
Dorothy Sayers
E. Nesbit
E.M. Delafield
Edith Pargeter
Edith Wharton
Elaine Dundy
Eleanor Estes
Eleanor Hibbert
Elizabeth Bowen
Elizabeth Enright
Elizabeth Gaskell: Mary Barton (1848)
Elizabeth Jane Howard
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Emily Bronte
Emily Eden
Enid Blyton
Eudora Welty
Fanny Burney
Frances Hodgson Burnett
George Eliot
Georgette Heyer
Gertrude Bell
Gwen Bristow
Helen MacInnes
Iris Murdoch
Ivy Compton Burnett
Jane Austen
Joan Aiken
Katherine Mansfield
L.M.M. Montgomery
Laurie Colwin
Louisa May Alcott
M.M. Kaye
Madeleine L’Engle: A Wrinkle In Time (read 1/11/19)
Margaret Oliphant
Margery Allingham
Margery Sharp
Maria Edgworth
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mary Renault
Mary Roberts Rhinehart
Mary Shelley
Mary Stewart
May Sinclair
Molly Keane
Molly Panter-Downes
Monica Dickens
Muriel Spark
Nadine Gordimer
Ngaio Marsh
Octavia Butler
Olive Schreiner
Olivia Manning
P.D. James
Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Wentworth
Pearl S. Buck
Phyllis Whitney
Rebecca West
Rosamund Lehmann
Rose Macauley
Rosemary Sutcliffe
Rumer Godden
Ruth Rendell
Sarah Orne Jewett
Shirley Jackson
Sigrid Undset
Stella Gibbons: The Bachelor (read 1/6/19)
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Taylor Caldwell
Toni Morrison
Tove Jansson
Virginia Woolf
Willa Cather
Winifred Holtby: South Riding (Read 12/19/18)
Zora Neale Hurston