#ReadWomen2014 and Women’s History month have inspired me to share a book list featuring some of the famous women of Missouri as well as all over the world! For those of you who aren’t on Twitter, this movement was started by Joanna Walsh to promote women authors who have been overlooked, underestimated, or misrepresented. Check out Walsh’s article to understand her inspiration for #ReadWomen2014! http://tinyurl.com/k3jm8gk
Women of Missouri
Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Kansas City born Flynn has been receiving a lot of notice for her three books, two of which will be coming out in theaters this year. Watch for Dark Places, coming in September and Gone Girl, released in October.
The Beast by Faye Kellerman
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings From the Ozarks by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Women of the World
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Durrow was the winner of the 2008 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award that is given biannually to a work that shows themes of social change. The award and prize was started by notable author Barbara Kingsolver. See the list of all Bellwether Prize winners here: http://www.pen.org/literature/2012-penbellwether-prize
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
What’s your favorite book by a woman author? Leave it in the comments!