500 Great Books By Women

500 Great Books By Women

A Reader's Guide to the Worlds of Women's Writing

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"Here is an articulate guide to more than 500 books written by women, a unique resource that allows readers the joy of discovering new authors as well as revisiting familiar favorites. Organized by such themes as Art, Choices, Families, Gr
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Marc's 2022 Challenge(s)
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+ General
What books will you read because of this group?
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What 500 GBbW did you just acquire/just start/are you reading now/did you just finish?
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General Chat
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Introduce Yourself
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Submissions
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This topic has been closed to new comments. * Women of Color
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Out of Print (WIP)
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Directories Discussion
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Genre Fiction (WIP)
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This topic has been closed to new comments. Daughters of Africa
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+ Choices
So Long a Letter - Mariama Bâ
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The Magnificent Spinster - May Sarton
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The Convert - Elizabeth Robins
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last updated Mar 31, 2018 03:01PM
Three Guineas - Virginia Woolf
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The Awakening - Kate Chopin
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+ Ethics
Evelina; or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World - Fanny Burney
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Mary Barton: A Tale From Manchester Life - Elizabeth Gaskell
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Strange Fruit - Lillian Smith
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Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
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The Story of an African Farm - Olive Schreiner
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+ Families
Maud Martha - Gwendolyn Brooks
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Paradise of the Blind - Dương Thu Hương
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last updated May 06, 2017 05:20PM
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
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last updated Jan 07, 2016 09:32PM
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
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last updated Oct 13, 2015 09:04PM
Housekeeping - Marilynne Robinson
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+ Growing Up
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
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The Changelings - Jo Sinclair (Ruth Seid)
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The Member of the Wedding - Carson McCullers
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last updated Dec 31, 2017 05:25AM
Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset
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last updated Jun 27, 2016 05:53PM
Gorilla, My Love - Toni Cade Bambara
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last updated May 19, 2016 06:41AM
The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing
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The Bridge of Beyond - Simone Schwarz-Bart
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last updated Jan 03, 2019 10:37AM
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
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last updated Aug 04, 2018 05:39PM
Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution - Adrienne Rich
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last updated Nov 01, 2016 02:46PM
The Woman Who Was Not All There - Paula Sharp
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last updated Jul 21, 2014 07:53PM
Living My Life - Emma Goldman
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last updated Mar 11, 2020 11:38AM
West with the Night - Beryl Markham
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last updated Jan 12, 2019 08:58PM
[The] Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim
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last updated Apr 14, 2018 06:59AM
Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells - Ida B. Wells
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last updated Nov 11, 2017 08:54PM
My Ántonia - Willa Cather
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Her - Cherry Muhanji
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The Land of Little Rain - Mary Austin
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The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
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Stradbroke Dreamtime - Oodgeroo Nunukul
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last updated Oct 31, 2016 05:08PM
Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South - Shirley Abbott
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last updated Jul 25, 2014 04:28PM
The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
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Nectar in a Sieve - Kamala Markandaya
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Daughter of Earth - Agnes Smedley
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Journey into the Whirlwind - Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg
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Second Class Citizen - Buchi Emecheta
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* Reading Women Challenge 2019 - FAQ
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Francesca's 2019 Reading Women Challenge
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Carol's 2019 Reading Women Challenge
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Paul's 2019 Reading Women Challenge
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Lisa's (accidental) 2019 Reading Women Challenge
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* Reading Women Challenge 2018 - FAQ
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Carol's 2018 Reading Women Challenge
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Paul's 2018 Reading Women Challenge
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* 2017: The Year of Reading Women of Color FAQ
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* 2016: The Year of Reading Women of Color FAQ
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* Reading Women Bingo 2020 - Introduction
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