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>> No. 6963 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 7:43 pm
6963 Books by women
It's dawned on me that, other than a novel written by a former work colleague, I haven't read a book written by a woman in over a decade. This hasn't been a conscious decision, it's just that the books I've tended to gravitate towards happen to have been written by men. However I feel I should make a conscious effort to read some, even if it's just to gain a different perspective on things.

Where should I start? Virginia Woolf? Jane Austen? Fleur Jaeggy? Dorothy Parker? Arundhati Roy? Olga Tokarczuk? Stella Gibbons?
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>> No. 6964 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 8:25 pm
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There are a lot of female scifi/fantasy authors and I've read their stuff without even realising the were a woman. Are you looking for novels about women from a female perspective? If so, fair enough, but otherwise you shouldn't be able to discern the gender of a fiction writer from their work, or they are probably a bit shit.
>> No. 6965 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 9:25 pm
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depends what sort of thing you're into reading

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 6966 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 10:19 pm
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I'm exactly the same to be honest. But my favourite book is still Under the Net by Iris Murdoch.
>> No. 6967 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 10:53 pm
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It was more books where you wouldn't be able to tell the gender of the author, although I've heard with the likes of Woolf you're much better reading her essays than her novels.
>> No. 6968 Anonymous
14th April 2019
Sunday 11:10 pm
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Enid Blyton.
>> No. 6969 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 12:08 am
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Three great late twentieth century female writers: Muriel Spark the very quirky borderline insane Catholic convert, Kathy Acker the patron saint of all bad girls and adventuresses, Andrea Dworkin the intolerant anti-porn feminist who could put a sentence together like no-one else in the world whatever you may think of her views.

And I'd say the Bronte sisters are the absolute cornerstones of femaile literature, and all three of them are very much worth reading and surprisingly different in style and viewpoint.
>> No. 6970 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 12:50 am
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Have you heard of a writer called J.K Rowling? She seems to be quite popular and is very cutting edge, she even releases errata’s to her books via twitter.

>Jane Austen

I never thought I would like Jane Austen purely based on the topics but there is a cynical sense of humour in her work I find wonderful. Plus you can read versions of her books with added monsters for the easily bored.
>> No. 6971 Anonymous
15th April 2019
Monday 12:52 am
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>> No. 6979 Anonymous
29th April 2019
Monday 2:08 am
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If you're into genre fiction, Ann Leckie (Ancillary Justice etc) and N.K Jemisen (probably mispelt her name, but it's close to that) are both very good.

For some kinder, softer, sci-fi have a look at Becky Chambers, starting with 'A long way to a small, angry, planet'
>> No. 6980 Anonymous
29th April 2019
Monday 7:11 am
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Read Defiance and Gold In The Furnace by Savitri Devi.
>> No. 7027 Anonymous
7th August 2019
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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I've finally finished my first book written by a woman since starting this thread, if a collection of short stories counts.

I don't think terse gothic horror is for me. I will report back when I get around to reading something else.
>> No. 7045 Anonymous
14th September 2019
Saturday 3:16 am
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Alice Munro is a favorite of mine.
>> No. 7046 Anonymous
14th September 2019
Saturday 9:07 pm
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Pride and Prejudice is an easy, thoroughly enjoyable read.
>> No. 7047 Anonymous
14th September 2019
Saturday 11:27 pm
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Just read books you indoctrinated wallop
>> No. 7048 Anonymous
15th September 2019
Sunday 10:07 am
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>> No. 7136 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 9:25 pm
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OP here. I've finally finished reading the first novel by a female author since starting this thread, Cold Comfort Farm. I enjoyed it.

At some point I'll get around to picking up A Night At the Circus again.
>> No. 7137 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 9:37 pm
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Wise Children is a lot more accessible than Night at the Circus if you're going for Carter.
>> No. 7139 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 9:42 pm
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I read the ~100 pages in London fairly swiftly, but I put it down for a few months to revise for an exam and I'm struggling to get back into it.
>> No. 7140 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 11:24 pm
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Good on you lad. As well as women in general, you can broaden even more by seeking out women of colour specifically. My girlfriend and I read The Hate U Give together last year, it's good.
>> No. 7141 Anonymous
16th June 2020
Tuesday 11:34 pm
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Thanks, lad. I've got Kindred on my 'to read' list.
>> No. 7142 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 12:36 am
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"Robin Hobb", continuing the long line of female authors writing under male or ambiguous pseudonyms, has a phenomenal body of work in the Fantasy genre, most notably the multiple self contained trilogies in the Realm of the Elderlings universe. Each trilogy tells its own story but they all fit together to form a wider canon. It's a master class in how to write a cohesive universe.
>> No. 7143 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 3:29 am
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I haven't looked it up, but I heavily suspect Chris Wooding is a burd tbh.
>> No. 7144 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 8:37 am
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She's not much of a looker.
>> No. 7145 Anonymous
17th June 2020
Wednesday 10:18 pm
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Respect women with beards mate, it's 2020.
>> No. 7146 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 4:34 pm
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The Children of Men by P. Do James is a cracking short read. If you've seen the (excellent) film, the book is interesting for how profoundly different the characters are. It's set in 2021 and some parts are eeriely realistic, such as the trend of treating newborn animals like actual children. Weirdo Americans practically do this already.

It's a novel that leaves me a bit wistful. James evidently could write well about much broader topics than crime and it makes me wonder what else she could've produced had she experimented a little more. I suppose publishers don't share this perspective.
>> No. 7161 Anonymous
31st July 2020
Friday 10:09 pm
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Finished Under the Net last night. I enjoyed it so now I'm starting on The Sacred and Profane Love Machine.

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