POWERHOUSE NOVELS WRITTEN BY WOMEN
I'm trying to read a book a week. Impossible? Maybe. I'm going to try it though.
- •Where'd You Go, Bernadette?By Maria Semple. This book is beautifully written, and really captures suburban boredom and the odd twists in life. Sometimes you find inspiration in the coldest places.
- •The DovekeepersBy Alice Hoffman. One of the most breathtaking novels I have ever had the privilege of reading. It is a masterpiece. Four women, in the midst of war and persecution find a temporary safe haven from the world but not from their personal dilemmas. The relationships are complex and perfect, each one filling something where the other lacks.
- •The Joy Luck ClubBy Amy Tan. One of the first novels I have ever read by Tan. Another woman author discussing the tender, delicate relationships that women have with each other. The shadows of a mother's past find their way into the lives of her daughter. Moving, beautiful, and a delight.
- •Pride and PrejudiceBy Jane Austen. Obviously.
- •To Kill a MockingbirdBy Harper Lee. Addresses pretty much every social issue you could want. A cold hard classic that shaped my love of literature. Deep, adorable characters that move and groove you, and let's not forget Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch 💯
- •Gone GirlBy Gillian Flynn. I have only started this book and I'm pretty into it.