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This week’s tag is Favorite Women Writers Across Multiple Genres and is being hosted by Sue at doddyaboutbooks. Anyone can join and it’s never too late. Just head over to Sue’s blog and add your link.
Well, I may have to fudge this one a little bit. Several women came to mind and I’m not sure if the “genres” I use are actually genres. I’m also going to add many that I haven’t read….yet.
Children’s Series Fiction
Carolyn Keene and Nancy Drew
Carolyn Keene was the pen name of Mildred Wirt Benson, a fact everyone knows. Maybe it’s not great literature, but I am in awe of the number of books MWB was able to write…and usually with just a few notes from the publisher. Nancy Drew makes me happy and I will never be too old to read them.
Further reading I’ve actually read: Girl Sleuth-Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Kindred by Octavia Butler
If you haven’t read this yet, stop reading this post and go get yourself a copy. I read this in one day. I could not put it down. It often gets put under “Science Fiction”, which is why I avoided it for so long. Now that I’ve read it, I still don’t know why I’ve seen it listed there.
Further reading I haven’t gotten to yet: The Parable of the Sower series
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
One of the few books out there about working class women in New York. Don’t believe me? Just listen to Tara Clancy talk about trying to find another book like The Wanderers.
Further reading I haven’t read yet: The Clancy’s of Queens by Tara Clancy and The Street by Ann Petry
Como agua para chocolate by Laura Esquivel
This is a book I can read over and over and over. I’ve only read it in Spanish, but I’m sure it’s just as good in English.
Further reading I haven’t read yet: Malinche and La Ley de Amor
So that’s what I have. Now, I’m off to go read the other posts on the link list. I’m looking forward to seeing what other participants have listed.