Saturday, May 28, 2011
Women Authors That Men Love to Read
Star Tribune Books had a discussion this morning pointing to Roxanne Gay's blog post The Well Read Man
The blog discusses the inequity and awfulness of having only a single female author listed in Esquire Magazine's The 75 Books Every Man Should Read That title is Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find.
This got me thinking about women authors that I know men read because in my many years behind the desk, I've been asked for a fair few book recommendations and for help finding desired authors.
In no particular order, as they have come to my mind, here are women authors men ask for, either by single title or they want "everything by" these (note added links to author sites or wiki entries):
Janet Evanovich (mostly her earlier books, not so much the recent Stephanie Plums)
J. K. Rowling
Flannery O' Connor
James Tiptree Jr.
P. J. Tracy
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Ursula K. LeGuin
Vonda N. McIntyre
Zora Neale Hurston
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Jean M Auel
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
I welcome other suggestions :)
Thanks to Bill Crider for these:
C. L. Moore