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