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Your outside reading choices

Your Outside Reading Choices

Women’s Literature

Not just books written by women…

Beloved by toni morrison
Beloved by Toni Morrison

  • ADULT THEMES/Supernatural themes

  • This book follows a woman and her family as they struggle with their past in slavery, a horrific incident of infanticide, and the woman’s attempt at a relationship with a man as they are haunted by a supernatural being.

  • Intricate and disturbing.

I know why the caged bird sings by maya angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou

  • This is an autobiographical book about her and her brother’s coming of age as African Americans in the South during the 1960’s.

  • It’s a straightforward, lyrical telling.

Wise blood by flannery o connor
Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

  • Zany, irreligious story of Hazel Motes, a Korean war veteran and son of a preacher, who begins his own church of atheism with a cast of outcasts.

  • It’s pretty dark and shocking.

The good earth by pearl s buck
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

  • This is an epic story of China, following one poor farmer and his long suffering wife and children. We see him struggle to own land and advance his family in a land of change.

  • Culturally interesting told in a formal, older style of writing. (not as old as the Bronte’s or Shakespeare, though)

The house of mirth by edith wharton
The House of Mirthby Edith Wharton

  • A woman trapped by her upper class society, makes poor decisions about her future and doesn’t play the game. The pressures of society and her inner needs are in conflict.

  • This is Edith Wharton of Ethan Frome fame. You know what her writing is like!

Silas marner by george eliot
Silas Marner by George Eliot

  • Yes, it is a woman. She had to write under a pseudonym to be accepted at the time.

  • It is a story told in turn of the century England about a gentleman unjustly accused of theft who then must navigate his life in the hierarchical society of the day.

  • It was first published in 1861, so the language is older and intricate.

The color purple by alice walker
The Color Purple by Alice Walker


  • Epistolary novel told by Celie, a young African American girl who is abused by her stepfather then by the man she is married off to. Through struggle and adversity, she finds out who she is.

  • Straightforward writing style.