Monday, May 15, 2017

What I'm [Going to Be] Reading (mostly by women)

The library let me know the recently published books that I'd requested had come in (since my lists of women writers had showed me my that lots of my reading is pre-2001)--I read the first page of each before I checked them out and only put one back (Swamplandia--too magic-cute: young girl runs amusement park with 89 alligators?--I've never liked Pippi Longstockingish tales).

The author of An Unnecessary Woman is a man, Rabih Alameddine, but I'm not being strict about this--just wanting to look in on the modern crop. 

Oh, Margaret Walker's Jubilee is from 1966, but I got it because the main character is said to "rival Scarlett O'Hara". And Two Old Women by Velma Wallis is from 1994, but it's set in the Yukon, like Due South, so....

1. Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend Of Betrayal, Courage And Survival, 1993, novel by Velma Wallis
2.  Wench, 2010, Dolen Perkins-Valdez
3. The Woman Upstairs, 2013, by Claire Messud 
4. Jubilee, Margaret Walker, 1966 
5.  An Unnecessary Woman, 2013, Rabih Alameddine
6. Americanah, 2014, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
7. Untwine, 2015, Edwidge Danticat


ArtSparker said...

Imread Swamplandia, too clever by half and a shaggy dog story too...

Fresca said...

"too clever by half"--that's the sense I got in the first few sentences---you confirm that I was right to put it back.