Saturday, November 14, 2015

Women's Classic Literature Event 2016

Women's Classic Literature Event
Hosted by the Classics Club

Ok. I've broken down and decided to join the Women's Classic Literature Event with the Classics Club. "Why do you say 'broken down'" You ask? Because I'm trying to only join events that will supplement my personal reading goals or introduce me to bloggers with common interests. After thinking about it, I've decided that this challenge fits those needs. I'm starting today. 

I hate making lists of books to read, because I will not stick to it - in fact, writing my Classics Club list was stressful enough. But here are the books (8 of 54 - oh sad, sad day; I'm embarrassed) on my Classics Club list that are by female authors - I will try to focus on them this year as much as feasible. 

  1. Persuasion, Jane Austen
  2. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
  3. The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath
  4. Ten Days in a Mad-House, Nellie Bly
  5. North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  6. Middlemarch, George Elliot
  7. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
  8. Cotillion, Georgette Heyer
Furthermore, Ali @heavenali is maybe hosting a Woolf-a-long through 2016, though its structure is still a little up in the air. I told her that the books by Woolf that I am interested in reading are: Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, The Waves, and Between the Acts.


  1. Some excellent titles in your list!! Best wishes with this. :)

    1. Thanks! I'll do my best to get through them - and then I'll have no more women authors for my classics club list. ;)

  2. I have commented how I love reading lists but never really stick to them.

    Lately I have been reading a lot of Classic novels written by women so this challenge is of interest to me.

    In the last couple of years I have read Jane Eyrie, Middlemarch and Persuasion. I found all to be superb books. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on them.

    1. I've read Jane Eyre and Persuasion long, long ago. But I think I'll like them so much more this time around. :)