books, Reading, Women Writers

Women Writers Who Inspire

In the wake of ever-present stupidity, misogyny, and regrettable sound bites in the media (Talese and Trump alone give fodder to a palimpsest of rants in my head), I thought it fitting to offer a celebratory missive. Half-way through my Year of Reading Women, I reflect on the women writers who have inspired my lifelong love of reading and who continue to fan the flames of my bibliophila.

Women for All Ages: Madeline L’Engle, Kate DiCamillo, Beverly Cleary, Sara Pennypacker

Women for All Times: Dorothy Parker, Kate Chopin, Toni Morrison

Women who Broaden Your Mind: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Geraldine Brooks, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit

Women who Touch Your Heart: Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Atwood, Bernice L. McFadden, Jane Smiley, Edwidge Danticat

Women who Foretell a Bright Future: Valeria Luiselli, Sara Novic, Lisa McInerney, Cynthia Bond, Rachel Elliott

Link to the Guardian article here

 

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