Everybody knows that good writing takes good reading. To make up for the un-writing I am doing, I am reading many many books, all by women. A recap:
GUT Symmetries – Jeanette Winterson
Oranges are Not The Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
The Guardians – Sarah Manguso
The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
Bluets – Maggie Nelson
How Should A Person Be? - Sheila Heti
I Was Told There’d Be Cake - Sloane Crosley
A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
I’m wondering, after perusing the interweb for Good Women’s Books Lists, if this series of women author-reading falls under the Feminist Reading Challenge. I want to say yes because, while I’m not a joiner, I am an avid feminist, but I worry because the sample list is a who’s-who of young adult reading for girls. Whatever.
As of now, I am instituting my own Literary Feminist Reading Challenge! The goal: read lots of books by amazing feminist writers of any gender! Yay! If these books end up being exceptional (or, perhaps, dreadful), I’ll be sure to let everyone know.