I would add The Red Tent…thanks for the post…its a good one! So glad a friend suggested i check you out…lovely writing! Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for this list. Bless you for compiling this list! Although there are many great books on this list, I am sadly a bit disappointed. It may just be a matter of a difference of opinions, but to me a classic is something that stands the test of time. Many of these books were written within the last hundred years. I really love this list! Is it just me or are there only 24 books listed?? Have you ever finished a book and thought, Wow, I wish everyone would read that?
I wanted to be Meg, of course. Middlemarch Author: George Eliot. By focusing on the narrow disappointments and particular joys of this small community, Eliot cuts to the heart of human nature. A novel about love, happiness, and second chances. Rebecca Author: Daphne du Maurier.
This s Gothic classic is an un-put-down-able, curl-up-by-the-fire mystery. Du Maurier's approach is unusual: the woman of the title is dead before the action begins; the young second wife, our narrator, is never given a name.
Because she doesn't understand what's going on for a long time, neither does the reader. And by the time you find out what really happened, you may find yourself one of the many readers who feel almost complicit in the crime. Suspenseful, and it holds its tension on a re-reading: a sure sign of a well-crafted thriller. If you're new to this novel, brace yourself: Francie Nolan is about to win you over. Her Irish Catholic family is struggling to stay afloat in the Brooklyn slums, in the midst of great change at the turn of the century, while her charismatic but doomed father is literally drinking himself to death.
But Francie is young, sensitive, imaginative, and determined to make a life for herself. A moving story of unlikely beauty and resilience, wistful, satisfying, and heart-wrenching.
Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte. First line: "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. Gothic mystery, psychological thriller, and love story, all rolled into one; its themes were astonishingly modern for When I first read Pilgrim as a college freshman, I'd never encountered anything like Dillard's genre-defying reflections on the changing seasons in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
In her debut, the first of six autobiographies, Angelou tells the haunting story of her childhood in the American South in the s.
The prose is incredible, and the story is by turns heartwarming "I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare" and utterly heartbreaking. If this is one you've been meaning to read, give the audio version a try: Angelou narrates her own work, and her lilting voice brings this powerful, touching story to life. Reading these pages, in which L'Engle muses on her life and her career, it's clear that L'Engle sees herself as a work-in-progress. But she's working it through, and this peek into her thought process gives women hope that they can work it through, too.
Equal parts memoir, meditation, and practical guide, this one is worth coming back to again and again: you'll discover new insights with each reading.
Lindbergh muses on womanhood, solitude, busyness, contentment, growing older, and more. This short book was first published in yet still feels fresh and relevant for today. When I asked what books every woman's gotta read, Alcott's novel about New England sisters growing up in the Civil War Era was an overwhelming crowd favorite. I only recently learned that Alcott herself didn't want to write Little Women : when a publisher asked her to write a book for girls, she put aside the thrillers she'd been writing and wrote about the only girls she knew— her sisters.
The book's unexpected success changed her life and literary career. When Ms. Sayers makes this much more than a crime novel, though it's a good one—through her character Harriet, she grapples with questions of love and friendship, life and work, gender and class, and the writing life. Woolf's long essay about society and art and sexism is thoroughly of its time and timeless.
She argues that a woman must have money and a room of her own literally and figuratively in order to write well. This is one of Woolf's most accessible and rewarding works. At pages, if you're doing the Reading Challenge , this could be "a book you can finish in a day. This is the only novel by poet Sylvia Plath; it was published in , just one month before her death by her own hand. Wilson tells a heartbreaking story about the resilience of the human spirit.
viptarif.ru/wp-content/whatsapp/2460.php The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot Collins Little Women by Louisa May Alcott But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper. Iola Leroy by Frances E. Harper The Awakening by Kate Chopin Wells late 19th century.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy Oh Pioneers by Willa Cather The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim Suddenly, through a nearly fata accident, their roles are reversed. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset Passing by Nella Larsen Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past.
Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers She became, instead, the dutiful wife of a great statesman, and mother to six children. In her widowhood she finally defies her family.
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Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann Frost in May by Antonia White Quick-witted, resilient, and eager to please, she adapts to this cloistered world, learning rigid conformity and subjection to authority. Stevenson Maybe she could sell a novel … if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream.
The Wine of Solitude by Irene Nemirovsky Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
With numerous photographs taken for this edition, readers discover the extraordinary links between the real and the fictional family. Matteson's annotations bring us back in touch with the objects and culture of a distant but still-relevant time. His introductory essays examine Little Women's pivotal place in children's literature and tell the story of Alcott herself, a tale every bit as captivating as her fiction. Other books in this series.
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