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21st Century Literature by Women Reading Challenge

05 Oct

List taken from a Book Riot Article by Cassandra Neace

I am a bit ashamed to say that I’ve only read three of these books.  So, I’m adding this as one of my perpetual reading challenges.  The ones I have read are bolded…
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  1. Megan Abbott – The End of Everything (2011)
  2. Diana Abu-Jaber – Crescent (2003)
  3. Diana Abu-Jaber — Origin (2007)
  4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus (2003)
  5. Chimananda Ngozi Adichie —  Half a Yellow Sun (2006)
  6. Isabel Allende – Portrait in Sepia (2000)
  7. Isabel Allende — Ines of My Soul (2006)
  8. Julia Alvarez – Before We Were Free (2002)
  9. Julia Alvarez — Saving the World (2006)
  10. Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin (2000)
  11. Margaret Atwood — Oryx and Crake (2003)
  12. Margaret Atwood — The Year of the Flood (2009)
  13. Anita Rau Badami – Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? (2006)
  14. Aimee Bender – An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000)
  15. Aimee Bender — The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010)
  16. Jane Borodale – The Book of Fires (2010)
  17. A.S. Byatt – The Children’s Book (2009)
  18. Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2004)
  19. Edwidge Danticat – The Dew Breaker (2004)
  20. Lauren B. Davis – The Radiant City (2005)
  21. Lauren B. Davis — Our Daily Bread (2011)
  22. Lydia Davis – The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (Short Fiction – 2009)
  23. Kiran Desai – The Inheritance of Loss (2006)
  24. Anita Diamant – Good Harbor (2001)
  25. Anita Diamant — The Last Days of Dogtown (2005)
  26. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – The Palace of Illusions (2008)
  27. Emma Donoghue – Life Mask (2004)
  28. Emma Donoghue — Room (2010)
  29. Jennifer Egan – A Visit from the Goon Squad (2012)
  30. Louise Erdrich – The Plague of Doves (2008)
  31. Lyndsay Faye – The Gods of Gotham (2012)
  32. Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl (2012)
  33. Kay Gibbons – The Life All Around Me (2005)
  34. Xiaolu Guo – Village of Stone (2003)
  35. Xiaolu Guo — A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers (2007)
  36. Lauren Groff – The Monsters of Templeton (2008)
  37. Lauren Groff — Arcadia (2012)
  38. Carol Guess – Gaslight (2001)
  39. Jennifer Haigh – Mrs. Kimble (2003)
  40. Jennifer Haigh — Baker Towers (2005)
  41. Jennifer Haigh — Faith (2011)
  42. Melinda Haynes – Willem’s Field (2004)
  43. Alice Hoffman – The Dovekeepers (2011)
  44. Helen Humphreys – Wild Dogs (2004)
  45. Siri Hustvedt – The Summer Without Men (2011)
  46. Joshilyn Jackson – Between, Georgia (2007)
  47. Joshilyn Jackson — A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty (2012)
  48. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees (2003)
  49. Sue Monk Kidd — The Mermaid Chair (2005)
  50. Haven Kimmel – The Solace of Leaving Early (2002)
  51. Barbara Kingsolver – Prodigal Summer (2000)
  52. Barbara Kingsolver — The Lacuna (2009)
  53. Elizabeth Kostova – The Historian (2005)
  54. Nicole Krauss – The History of Love (2005)
  55. Nicole Krauss — Great House (2010)
  56. Aryn Kyle – The God of Animals (2007)
  57. Jhumpa Lahiri – The Namesake (2003)
  58. Jhumpa Lahiri — Unaccustomed Earth (Short Fiction – 2008)
  59. Ursula K. Leguin – Lavinia (2008)
  60. Anne-Marie MacDonald – The Way the Crow Flies (2003)
  61. Claire Messud – The Emperor’s Children (2006)
  62. Lydia Millet – My Happy Life (2002)
  63. Lydia Millet — Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (2005)
  64. Lorrie Moore – A Gate at the Stairs (2009)
  65. Laura Moriarty – The Chaperone (2012)
  66. Toni Morrison – Love (2003)
  67. Toni Morrison — A Mercy (2008)
  68. Toni Morrison — Home (2012)
  69. Kate Morton – The House of Riverton (2006)
  70. Alice Munro – Runaway (2004)
  71. Alice Munro — The View from Castle Rock (Short Fiction – 2006)
  72. Eileen Myles – Inferno: A Poet’s Novel  (2010)
  73. Sena Jeter Naslund – Four Spirits (2004)
  74. Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003)
  75. Audrey Niffenegger — Her Fearful Symmetry (2009)
  76. Joyce Carol Oates – I’ll Take You There (2002)
  77. Joyce Carol Oates — The Falls (2004)
  78. Joyce Carol Oates — A Fair Maiden (2010)
  79. Heather O’Neill – Lullabies for Little Criminals (2006)
  80. Julie Otsuka – When The Emperor was Divine (2002),
  81. Julie Otsuka — The Buddha in the Attic (2011)
  82. Helen Oyeyemi – The Icarus Girl (2005)
  83. Helen Oyeyemi — Mr. Fox (2011)
  84. Ann Pancake – Strange As This Weather Has Been (2007)
  85. Ann Patchett – Bel Canto (2001)
  86. Ann Patchett — State of Wonder (2011)
  87. Marge Piercy – Colours Passing Through Us (Poetry – 2003)
  88. Francine Prose – Blue Angel (2000)
  89. Nina Revoyr – Wingshooters (2011)
  90. Marilynne Robinson – Gilead (2004)
  91. Marilynne Robinson — Home (2008)
  92. Mary Doria Russell –  A Thread of Grace (2005)
  93. Mary Doria Russell — Dreamers of the Day (2008)
  94. Diane Setterfield – The Thirteenth Tale (2006)
  95. Elissa Schappell – Blueprints for Building Better Girls (Short Fiction – 2011)
  96. Sarah Schulman – The Child (2007)
  97. Sarah Schulman — The Mere Future (2009)
  98. Mary Ann Shaffer – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008)
  99. Lionel Shriver – We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)
  100. Marisa Silver – The God of War (2008)
  101. Jane Smiley – Private Life (2010)
  102. Ali Smith –  Hotel World (2001)
  103. Ali Smith — The Accidental (2005)
  104. Ali Smith — There But For The (2011)
  105. Zadie Smith – White Teeth (2000)
  106. Zadie Smith — On Beauty (2005)
  107. Zadie Smith — NW (2012)
  108. Kathryn Stockett – The Help (2006)
  109. Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge (2008)
  110. Donna Tartt – The Little Friend (2002)
  111. Jannette Walls – The Glass Castle (Non-Fiction 2005)
  112. Karen Thompson Walker – The Age of Miracles (2012)
  113. Sarah Waters – Fingersmith (2002)
  114. Kathleen Winter – Annabel (2010)
  115. Alissa York – Effigy (2007)
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