Read Women 2011

You can purchase all of these books from Amazon or News from Nowhere Radical & Cooperative Bookshop

These were first published under the title #ReadingOnlyBooksWrittenByWomen

Recommended books are preceded with a *

Highly recommended books are in bold

Books I loathed are preceded with a –

* Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

* Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle

* Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

* Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners

Angela Bourkes’ The Burning of Bridget Cleary

Lisa See’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

* Azar Nafisi’s Reading Lolita in Tehran

Mumsnet Rules

Leila Abdoulela’s Lyrics Alley

Gabriella Ambrosio’s Before We Say Goodbye

Sarah Winman’s When God Was a Rabbit

Jeanettte Winterson’s Oranges are not the only fruit

* Diana Evan’s 26a 

Margaret Drabble’s The Sea Lady

Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale

Kathryn Stockett’s The Help

J.D. Robb’s Witness in Death

J.D. Robb’s Vengeance in Death

J.D. Robb’s Strangers in Death

J.D. Robb’s Seduction in Death

J.D. Robb’s Reunion in Death

J.D. Robb’s Rapture in Death

J.D. Robb’s Purity in Death

J.D. Robb’s Portrait in Death

J.D. Robb’s Origin in Death

J.D. Robb’s Loyalty in Death

J.D. Robb’s Kindred in Death

J.D. Robb’s Judgment in Death

J.D. Robb’s Innocent in Death

J.D. Robb’s Imitation in Death

J.D. Robb’s Glory in Death

J.D. Robb’s Fantasy in Death

J.D. Robb’s Divided in Death

J.D. Robb’s Conspiracy in Death

J.D. Robb’s Born in Death

J.D. Robb’s Betrayal in Death

J.D. Robb’s Creation in Death

J.D. Robb’s Salvation in Death

J.D. Robb’s New York to Dallas

J.D. Robb’s Holiday in Death

J.D. Robb’s Memory in Death

J.D. Robb’s Witness in Death

J.D. Robb’s Strangers in Death

J.D. Robb’s Visions in Death

J.D. Robb’s Midnight in Death

J.D. Robb’s Naked in Death

J.D. Robb’s Promises in Death

J.D. Robb’s Ceremony in Death

J.D. Robb’s Immortal in Death

J.D Robb’s Indulgence in Death

Charlaine Harris’ Shakespeare’s Champion

Charlaine Harris’ Shakespeare’s Christmas

Charlaine Harris’ Shakespeare’s Counselor

Charlaine Harris’ Shakespeare’s Landlord

Charlaine Harris’ Shakespeare’s Trollop

*Winifred Holtby’s South Riding

Sapphire’s Push

Kris Radish’s The Elegant Gathering of Snows

Nawal el Saadawi’s Women at Point Zero

Andrea Levy’s The Long Song

Barbara Kingsolver’s Poisonwood Bible

Andrea Levy’s Small Island

* Peggy Orenstein’s Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

Laurie Penny’s Meat Market: Female Flesh under Capitalism

Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna

* Carmen Aguire’s Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Dawn French’s A Tiny Bit Marvellous