100 Women Writers

After seeing Jean (aka Jean BookishThoughts on Youtube – she is awesome, please check her out) post about a list she has created of 100 Women Writers she wants to read, I thought I would join her. As she mentioned in her post, alot of the bookish lists (lists such as 100 books everyone should read etc) are made up of mostly male authors. So Jean wrote a post about celebrating some of the incredible women writers. You can find her original post here – I highly recommend checking it out. There are so many female authors so this list will be missing some but it is a great place to start. The list Jean created is below but I have created a page all about my version which I will keep updated as I read more of these authors. I have switched a few authors to suit my tastes, as well as to include some of my favourite female authors but the majority of the list is the same as Jean’s. You can check out my version here. I have already read some of the authors on the list (marked with a tick) which includes a range of genres. So I will slowly be making my way through this list of female authors. I hope you will join me.
 Jean’s List:
1. A. L. Kennedy
2. Agatha Christie✔
3. Ali Smith
4. Alice Walker
5. Angela Carter ✔
6. Angela Davis
7. Anne Bronte✔
8. A. S. Byatt
9. Anne McCaffrey
10. Anne Radcliffe
11. Anne Tyler
12. Arundhati Roy
13. Audre Lorde
14. Audrey Niffeneger
15. Azar Nafisi
16. bell hooks
17. Betty Smith
18. Carol Ann Duffy ✔
19. Charlotte Bronte✔
20. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
21. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
22. Christina Rossetti
23. Daphne Du Maurier
24. Donna Tartt
25. Dorothy Sayers
26. E. Nesbit
27. Edith Wharton
28. Edna O’Briean
29. Ellen Feldman
30. Emily Bronte✔
31. Emily Dickinson
32. Emma Donaghue
33. Elena Ferrante
34. Elizabeth Gaskell✔
35. Elizabeth Goudge
36. Erica Jong
37. Fanny Burney
38. George Elliot
39. Han Kang
40. Harper Lee✔
41. Hilary Wainwright
42. Helen Oyeyemi
43. Hilary Mantel✔
44. Ida B. Wells
45. Isabel Allende
46. Lynne Segal
47. J. K. Rowling ✔
48. Jackie Kay
49. Jane Austen ✔
50. Jaqueline Wilson ✔
51. Jean Rhys ✔
52. Jeanette Winterson
53. Jhumpa Lahiri
54. Jacqueline Susann
55. Joanna Russ
56. Judith Butler
57. Kate Atkinson
58. Kate Chopin
59. Lionel Shriver
60. Liz Lochhead
61. Louisa May Alcott
62. Louise O’Neill
63. Madeleine L’engle
64. Marasaki Shikibu
65. Margaret Atwood ✔
66. Margaret Cavendish
67. Malorie Blackman
68. Marjane Satrapi
69. Mary Beard
70. Mary Shelley✔
71. Mary Wollstonecraft
72. Maya Angelou✔
73. Maxine Hong Kingston
74. Monica Ali
75. Muriel Spark
76. Naomi Mitchison
77. Naomi Wolf
78. Nnedi Okorafor
79. Octavia E. Butler
80. Pat Barker
81. Robin Hobb ✔
82. Rokheya Shekhawat Hossein
83. Ruth Ozeki
84. Sappho
85. Sarah B. Pomeroy
86. Sarah Walker
87. Sheila Rowbotham
88. Shirley Jackson
89. Simone De Beauvoir
90. Susan Hill
91. Stella Gibbons
92. Sylvia Pankhurst
93. Sylvia Plath
94. Toni Morrison
95. Ursula K. Le Guin
96. Virginia Woolf
97. Vita Sackville-West
98. Willa Cather
99. Zadie Smith
100. Zoe Fairbairns


Let me know if you see a favourite author here and if you’ve read anything by these authors. I would also love to know your favourite female authors that have been missed on this list. As Jean mentioned in her post, feel free to use this list yourself. Also go give Jean some love – she is a lovely person and has a wonderful booktube channel, as well as a great blog. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.



4 thoughts on “100 Women Writers

  1. Yay so glad you’re taking part! Nice to do things with other people as opposed to by yourself ^_^ I’m having a look at your change outs just now as well, just got general reading recommendations ;).

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    1. Yeah definitely nicer to do with someone! It is such a great idea! I am excited to get to all of these books! My tbr has definitely grown a lot today! 🙂

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  2. I have read at least one book by 2, 7, 9, 12, 14, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 30, 34, 40, 47, 49, 51, 53, 58, 61, 63, 65, 68, 78, 79, 81, 93, 95, 96, 98. What Josephine Tey?


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