Women and Books, together



October is National Reading Group Month, sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association.  To help celebrate, take a look at some of these great books by women, and another list from our catalog.

Lists not your thing?  Here are a few suggestions from readers:

Jessica Helfand, Scrapbooks

Jenny Davidson, The Explosionist

Dubravka Ugresic,  Nobody’s Home and Thank You For Not Reading

Freya Stark, The Valleys of the Assassins, and Other Persian Travels

Jennifer Egan, Look at Me

Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow and Children of God

Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

Dana Spiotta,Eat the Document

Stevie Smith, Novel on Yellow Paper

Marisha Pessl, Special Topics on Calamity Physics


2 Responses to Women and Books, together

  1. Cliff Burns says:

    One of my favorite authors–and best sources of inspiration–is the great Annie Dillard. HOLY THE FIRM is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. Staggeringly brilliant…

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