Women Writers Challenge

On International Women’s Day 2012 I lamented that I hardly read any modern books by female writers.  I decided to challenge myself to read at least 6 modern (post 1950) books written by women this year.  Here is where I will store my thoughts on the books I read as part of that challenge.


  1. The London Train – Tessa Hadley  published in the UK in 2011
  2. Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan published in the UK in 2011
  3. The L Shaped Room – Lynne Reid Banks published in 1960
  4. Case Histories – Kate Atkinson published in UK in 2004
  5. Foreign Bodies – Cynthia Ozick published in the UK in 2010
  6. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller published in the UK in 2011
  7. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jalinek published in 1983


  1. Dotter of Her Father’s Eye – Mary Talbot (& Bryan Talbot) published in 2012
  2. The Lighthouse – Alison Moore published in 2012
  3. I Have Waited, and You Have Come – Martine McDonagh published in 2006/2012
  4. The Mussel Feast – Birgit Vanderbeke (trans. Jamie Bulloch) published 1990/2013
  5. Your Voice in my Head – Emma Forrest published 2011
  6. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson published 2013
  7. Clay – Melissa Harrison published 2013

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