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For Books' Sake (forbookssake) | 13 comments Mod
This topic is somewhat inspired by Jeanette Winterson's birthday (which we wrote about here), but anything goes! Fiction, non fiction, YA, sci-fi, erotica, poetry, memoir, graphic novels...

This is the place to pick up recommendations, no matter what genre you're into!


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Natasha den Dekker (dendekkerns) | 3 comments Paula Danziger, Mercedes Lackey, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sheri S. Tepper, Janny Wurts (she's a badass - her answers on what it was like to work with Raymond Feist on their collab are brilliant and very very honest).


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Natasha den Dekker (dendekkerns) | 3 comments And I was a fan of George Elliot as well! (and Laura Ingalls Wilder) :D


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Tracey (traceyjoa) | 3 comments Jane Austen, Barbara Erskine, Jean Plaidy , freya North, are some of my favourites. I'm a very big Jane Austen fan - from the minute I read Pride & Prejudice , though my favourite is Persuasion! I love historical novels hence picking Jean Plaidy as a favourite author!


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Roz Morris (rozmorris) | 1 comments Oh wow. Hilary Mantel, Ursula leGuin, Tanith Lee, Barbara Trapido, Joni Rodgers, Deborah Moggagh, Iris Murdoch, Jane Austen, Brontes, Barbara & Ruth Vine & Rendall, Donna Tartt, Audrey Niffenegger, Andrea Newman, Vera Brittain, Daphne du Maurier ...


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Rebecca (beckfoster) | 4 comments For an Atwood fan, I would also recommend Carol Shields, Alice Munro, Jane Urquhart (3 more Canadians in a row there), plus Anne Tyler, Lorrie Moore, Jennifer Egan and A.S. Byatt. For some 'classics' you might go for Willa Cather, Edith Wharton and Vita Sackville-West.


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Kay Barrett (kaybarrett) | 1 comments A few of my favourites:
Margaret Atwood
Sylvia Plath
Hilary Mantel
Georgette Heyer
Audrey Niffeneger
Jean Plaidy
Philippa Gregory
Robin Hobbs
(Brontes/Austen; goes without saying)


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Sarah Logan (sarahgracelogan) | 1 comments Jeanette Winterson all the waayyyy
Ursula LeGuin
Carys Bray
Sarah Waters
Lynn Flewelling
Jhumpa Lahiri
Jean Sprackland (poet)
Sharon Olds (poet)
Anais Nin

:3 I love this thread already. I've been on a mission to read more women's books this year so I'm constantly hunting around for suggestions.


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Marc Nash (sulci) Winterson, AM Holmes, Scarlett Thomas and Dubravka Ugresic off the top of my head


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