Reading Women in 2017

February 21, 2017

overhead shot of the book White Teeth by Zadie Smith
I love tracking things. Since high school, I’ve been switching back and forth between Readernaut and Good Reads in tracking my reading. Both have their pros and cons, but getting to the point: they allow me to examine my reading habits in a birds-eye view. And what this shows me is that I read a lot of men.

Now that I’m not taking 22 credits (full time is 12, the average is 15) at university, I’m dedicating 2017 reading to reading women. So far I’ve completed Zadie Smith’s White Teeth (seen above), and am very close to finishing Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. En route to my apartment are Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.

And, I’ve got a killer list going to keep it up!

  • The Regulars, Georgia Clark
  • You Are Having a Good Time, Amie Barrodale
  • The Ornatrix, Kate Howard
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, Susanna Cahalan
  • Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra Fuller
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  • The Animators: A Novel, Kayla Rae Whitaker
  • Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir, Martha Gelhorn
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls
  • L’envie, Sophie Fontanel
  • Go Set a Watchman: A Novel, Harper Lee
  • La Fille de son père, Anne Berest
  • Wreck and Order: A Novel, Hannah Tennant-Moore
  • The Loved Ones, Sonya Chung
  • The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir, Tara Clancy
  • The Mothers: A Novel, Brit Bennent
  • You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain, Phoebe Robinson
  • The Guineveres, Sarah Domet
  • Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit
  • The Truth About Style, Stacy London
  • Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls., Leandra Medine
  • #Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso
  • Love x Style x Life, Garance Doré

You know, just to start. Any suggestions? @ me on twitter! (@meganedoty)