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Friday, November 20, 2009

Fifteen Awesome Books By Women written in 09

(That's me clutching Elaine Showalter and Charlaine Harris)

A little late, but better than never.

Women writers all over the web are responding to our lack of presence on mainstreams awards lists and "best of" lists with lists of our own--(note to world: I got there first re the PW list).

So in that positive spirit, here goes--awesome books I read that were written by women in 2009, both high and lowbrow. What's on yours?


A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Elaine Showalter

The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
Michelle Goldberg

The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women
Jessica Valenti

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement
Kathryn Joyce

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Gail Collins

Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading
Lizzie Skurnick


The Broken Teaglass: A Novel
Emily Arsenault

Day After Night: A Novel
Anita Diamant

Picking Bones from Ash: A Novel
Marie Mockett

Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Lisa See

Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9)
Charlaine Harris

Living Room: A Novel
Rachel Sherman

A Short History of Women: A Novel
Kate Walbert

Pictures at an Exhibition
Sara Houghteling

Hello Goodbye: A Novel
Emily Chenoweth

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