Women’s Classic Literature Event

For 2016, there are several really interesting and fun Classics Challenges to take part in, but January marks the beginning of my participation in the Women’s Classic Literature Event.  I am very excited to be joining in the fun and look forward to discussing and reviewing some wonderful works of classic literature, written by women, that have clearly stood the test of time.  I have picked some great books to sink my teeth into and I know this will be a fun year!

Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurson, George Eliot, Rose Wilder Lane, Louisa May Alcott, & Virginia Woolf.

These are the amazing works of classic literature than I plan to read and blog about this year:

The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Oh Pioneers by Willa Cather

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The yellow Wallpaper (short story) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Come, read along with me and share your insights and observations along the way. It will be a great, fun filled adventure between the pages!

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9 thoughts on “Women’s Classic Literature Event

  1. Thanks! I like your focus on the female Bildungsroman. It sounds like a class I would love to take if I were still in college :). I will definitely be stopping by to read more. I would also love to read your thoughts on The Yellow Wallpaper when I get there, especially from someone who teaches it “a lot”. 🙂

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  2. This is a nice list. Several of your choices are on my classics club main list. And it seems a lot of people doing the Women’s Literature Event are reading Little Women. I am starting it tomorrow!

    I remember the first time I read The Yellow Wallpaper. It was so intense I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. By the time I finished I realized I had started reading it out loud!

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  3. Your right, Little Women does seem to be a popular book for this event. There should definitely be a lot of good discussion about this novel over the next few months :).

    I haven’t read The Yellow Wallpaper in years, not since college, so it will be interesting to read it again. Stop on by and share your thoughts about it when I get there. And happy reading as you begin Little Women!

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  4. Nice list! I’m hoping to read a Cather this year myself, Death Comes for the Archbishop — it’s been on my TBR list since college, and I really need to just go ahead and read it. I liked My Antonia pretty well, and O Pioneers! too, but it’s been a long time since I read either one.

    Enjoy your books!

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  5. Thanks so much! I started reading Death Comes for the Archbishop a few years ago but never finished it… Not sure why. I hope you get to read it this year and enjoy it 🙂 !

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  6. What a great list! I’ve read several of the books on your list and I can’t wait to see what you think of them. Your blog is beautiful. Also, thank you for following my blog.:)

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  7. Hi and thank you for your kind words :). You have a really nice blog too and I’ve enjoyed several of your posts! I also appreciate your focus on women writers :). I’m looking forward to reading more of your thoughts!

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