A Century of Women

In keeping with the theme of this blog, my century project will include only books by women authors, and will span the years 1900 through 1999.

Unlike my other major reading project, I’m not committed to only reading books by dead authors – so the later years will contain books by women who are still publishing.

1900: The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
1901: The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
1902: The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
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1911:
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1922: The Lark by E. Nesbit
1923:
1924: The Secret of Greylands by Annie Haynes
1925:
1926: My Mortal Enemy by Willa Cather
1927:
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1929:
1930: The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West
1931: The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor; Father by Elizabeth von Arnim
1932: The Saltmarsh Murders by Gladys Mitchell
1933: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
1934: Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson
1935: The Devil at Saxon Wall by Gladys Mitchell
1936: South Riding by Winifred Holtby; The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
1937: Summer Half by Angela Thirkell
1938: The Port of London Murders by Josephine Bell
1939: The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
1940: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
1941: N or M? by Agatha Christie; A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer
1942: West With the Night by Beryl Markham
1943: Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly
1944: The Bachelor by Stella Gibbons
1945: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
1946: Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
1947:
1948: The Eternity Ring by Patricia Wentworth
1949: Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple; The Feast by Margaret Kennedy
1950: Our Spoons Came From Woolworths” by Barbara Comyns
1951: A Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh
1952: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
1953:
1954: Charlotte Fairlie by D.E. Stevenson
1955: Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
1956: The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
1957:
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1959: Dead Men Don’t Ski by Patricia Moyes; Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
1960: Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
1961:The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
1962: Fletcher’s End by D.E. Stevenson
1963: The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
1964: Katherine Wentworth by D.E. Stevenson
1965: Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
1966: Jubilee by Margaret Walker
1967: The Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsey; Unnatural Causes by P.D. James
1968:
1969: In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
1970:
1971:
1972: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
1973: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
1974:
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1976:
1977: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
1978:
1979:
1980: A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle
1981:
1982: A Puppet for a Corpse by Dorothy Simpson
1983:
1984:
1985: The Juniper Tree by Barbara Comyns
1986:
1987: Arrows Flight by Mercedes Lackey
1988: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
1989:
1990: Possession by A.S. Byatt
1991:
1992:
1993: Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels
1994: When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman
1995:
1996: Firestorm by Nevada Barr
1997:
1998: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
1999: Good Evening, Mrs. Craven by Mollie Panter-Downes