500 Great Books by Women

     In February 2013, I read a book entitled 500 Great Books by Women by Erica Beurmeister, Jesse Larsen, and Holly Smith. The book is essentially 500 book reviews of notable books by women. Through reading this book I came across many works that I would like to read. So, to keep track of these, I have listed them below. This is not a challenge that I am making for myself; they are just books that I would like to look into. The reviews in the book are divided by subject matter or theme, so I have listed what section the book corresponds to in parentheses. Here are the books I am interested in, with the ones I am particularly excited about I have underlined:
Confession of Lady Nijo by Lady Nijo; c. 1300; Diary; (Heritage)
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft; 1792; Non-fiction; (Power)
Memoirs of a Korean Queen by Lady Hong; c. 1796; Memoir; (Power)
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth; 1800; Novel; (Conflicting Cultures)
The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars by Nadezhda Durova; 1836; Diary; (Pioneers and Seekers)
Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story House, North, Showing that Slavery’s Shadows Fall Even There by Harriet E. Wilson; 1859; Novel; (Trials and Adversity)
Mountain Charley or the Adventures of Mrs. E. J. Guerin, Who was Thirteen Years in Male Attire by Mrs. E. J. Guerin; 1861; Autobiography; (Pioneers and Seekers)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs; 1861; Autobiography; (Trials and Adversity)
The Irish R. M. by E. (Edith) Somerville and Martin (Violet Florence) Ross; 1899-1915; Short Stories; (Places and Homes)
The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin; 1903; Non-fiction; (Places and Homes)
The Convert by Elizabeth Robins; 1907; Novel; (Choices)
Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim; 1922; Novel; (Pioneers and Seekers)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie; 1934, Novel; (Observations)
The Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck; 1946; Novel; (Growing Old)
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey; 1951; Novel; (Power)
Storm in the Village by Miss Read (Dora Jessie Saint): 1958; Novel; (Work)
The Bell by Iris Murdoch; 1958; Novel; (Ethics)
Floreana: A Woman’s Pilgrimage to the Galapagos by Margaret Wittmer; 1959; Memoir; (Pioneers and Seekers)
The Wall by Marlen Haushofer; 1962; Novel; (Imagined Worlds)
Two in the Far North by Margaret Murie; 1962; Autobiography; (Pioneers and Seekers)
The Censors by Luisa Valenzuela; 1976; Short Stories; (Trials and Adversity)
Kindred by Octavia Butler; 1979; Novel; (Imagined Worlds)
How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ; 1983; Non-fiction; (Power)
Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir by Mamie Garvin Fields with Karen Fields; 1983; Autobiography; (Places and Homes)
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns; 1984; Novel; (Growing Up)
Fiela’s Child by Dalene Mathee; 1986; Novel; (Identity)
Grey is the Color of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya; 1988; Memoir; (Ethics)
Dancing of the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places by Ursula K. Le Guin; 1989; Essays; (Art)
The Road to Miyama by Leila Philip; 1989; Non-fiction; (Art)
The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway; 1989; Autobiography; (Growing Up)
The Nocturnal Naturalist by Cathy Johnson; 1989; Journal; (Observations)
Plain and Simple by Sue Bender; 1989; Memoir; (Ways of Knowing)
Real Farm by Patricia Tichenor Westfall; 1989; Essays; (Ways of Knowing)
Through the Arc of the Rainforest by Karen Tei Yamashita; 1990; Novel; (Imagined Worlds)
Quiet Odyssey: A Pioneer Korean Woman in America by Mary Paik Lee; 1990; Autobiography; (Pioneers and Seekers)
Living by Water: Essays on Life, Land, and Spirit by Brenda Peterson; 1990; Essays; (Ways of Knowing)
Regeneration by Pat Barker; 1992; Novel; (Violence)
Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival by Velma Wallis; 1993; Novel; (Growing Old)

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