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WNBA 75 Books By Women

On their 75th Anniversary, the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) selected 75 Books by women whose works have changed the world. The list appears below.

Books I have read are highlighted in blue;  follow the links to my reviews (when available).

  • JANE ADDAMS. Twenty Years at Hull House.
  • LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. Little Women.
  • ISABEL ALLENDE. The House of the Spirits.
  • MAYA ANGELOU. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
  • HANNAH ARENDT. The Human Condition.
  • JANE AUSTEN. Pride and Prejudice.
  • SIMONE de BEAUVOIR. The Second Sex.
  • RUTH BENEDICT. Patterns of Culture.
  • BOSTON WOMENS HEALTH COLLECTIVE STAFF. Our Bodies, Ourselves.
  • CHARLOTTE BRONTE. Jane Eyre.
  • EMILY BRONTE. Wuthering Heights.
  • SUSAN BROWNMILLER. Against Our Will.
  • PEARL BUCK. The Good Earth (read my review)
  • RACHEL CARSON. Silent Spring.
  • WILLA CATHER. My Antonia.
  • MARY BOYKIN CHESNUT. A Diary from Dixie.
  • KATE CHOPIN. The Awakening.
  • AGATHA CHRISTIE. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
  • EMILY DICKINSON. Complete Poems.
  • MARY BAKER EDDY. Science and Health.
  • GEORGE ELIOT. Middlemarch.
  • FANNIE FARMER. The Boston Cooking School Cook Book.
  • FRANCES FITZGERALD. Fire in the Lake.
  • DIAN FOSSEY. Gorillas in the Mist.
  • ANNE FRANK. Diary of a Young Girl.
  • BETTY FRIEDAN. The Feminine Mystique.
  • EMMA GOLDMAN. Living My Life.
  • GERMAINE GREER. The Female Eunuch.
  • RADCLYFFE HALL. Well of Loneliness.
  • EDITH HAMILTON. Mythology.
  • BETTY LEHAN HARRAGAN. Games Mother Never Taught You.
  • AREN HORNEY. Our Inner Conflicts.
  • ZOLA NEALE HURSTON. Their Eyes Are Watching God.
  • HELEN KELLER. The Story of My Life.
  • MAXINE HONG KINGSTON. Woman Warrior.
  • ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS. On Death and Dying.
  • FRANCES MOORE LAPPE. Diet for a Small Planet.
  • HARPER LEE. To Kill a Mockingbird (read my review)
  • DORIS LESSING. The Golden Notebook.
  • ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH. Gift from the Sea (read my review)
  • AUDRE LORDE. The Cancer Journals.
  • KATHERINE MANSFIELD. The Garden Party.
  • BERYL MARKHAM. West with the Night.
  • CARSON McCULLERS. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
  • MARGARET MEAD. Coming of Age in Samoa.
  • GOLDA MEIER. My Life.
  • EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY. Collected Poems.
  • MARGARET MITCHELL. Gone with the Wind.
  • MARIANNE MOORE. Complete Poems.
  • TONI MORRISON. Song of Solomon (read my review)
  • LADY SHIKIBU MURASAKI. The Tale of Genji.
  • ANAIS NIN. The Early Diary.
  • FLANNERY O’CONNOR. The Complete Stories.
  • ZOE OLDENBOURG. The World Is Not Enough.
  • TILLIE OLSEN. Silences.
  • ELAINE PAGELS. The Gnostic Gospels.
  • EMMELINE PANKHURST. My Own Story.
  • SYLVIA PLATH. The Bell Jar.
  • KATHERINE ANNE PORTER. Ship of Fools.
  • ADRIENNE RICH. Of Woman Born.
  • MARGARET SANGER. An Autobiography.
  • SAPPHO.  A New Translation.
  • MAY SARTON. Journal of a Solitude.
  • MARY SHELLEY. Frankenstein.
  • SUSAN SONTAG. Illness as Metaphor.
  • GERTRUDE STEIN. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
  • HARRIET BEECHER STOWE. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (read my review)
  • BARBARA TUCHUAN. A Distant Mirror.
  • SIGRID UNDSET. Kristin Lavransdatter. (read my reviews: The Wreath, The Wife, The Cross)
  • ALICE WALKER. The Color Purple. (read my review)
  • EUDORA WELTY. Delta Wedding.
  • EDITH WHARTON. Ethan Frome. (read my review)
  • PHILLIS WHEATLEY. The Collected Works.
  • MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
  • VIRGINIA WOOLF. A Room of One’s Own.
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