Best Women Writers in Women Studies Books
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1. Pride and Prejudice
Author: by Jane Austen
A new, beautifully laid-out, easy-to-read edition of Jane Austen’s timeless classic. Pride and Prejudice is a comedy of manners centered around the Bennet family, a family of five daughters where the parents are desperate for at least one of them to make a wealthy match and save the next generation from destitution.
Austen’s story engages with the tension between marrying for love, rather than wealth or social prestige, and the pressure to assure financial security. Originally published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice is one of the best-loved and best-selling novels in English literature of all time.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English novelist known for her novels about the British landed gentry and the social, economic, and romantic pressures faced by young women. Her comic wit and use of irony and literary realism have given her novels remarkable staying power, staying as relevant and meaningful to readers today as during her own time.
2. Just Kids
Author: by Patti Smith
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography.
Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-Second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max’s Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous, the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe.
It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.
3. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Author: by Jia Tolentino
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television. Esquire Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times A whip-smart, challenging book.
Zadie Smith Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time. VultureFINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND HARVARD CRIMSON AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review Time Chicago Tribune The Washington Post NPR Variety Esquire Vox Elle Glamour GQ Good Housekeeping The Paris Review Paste Town & Country BookPage Kirkus Reviews BookRiot Shelf Awareness Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time.
4. Women Don't Owe You Pretty
Author: by Florence Given
WRITER AND ACTIVIST FLORENCE GIVEN TELLS YOU HOW FEMINISM IS GOING TO RUIN YOUR LIFE (IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE). A vibrantly illustrated primer on modern feminism for the Instagram generation encouraging us to question the insidious narratives that would hold us back from self-acceptance, self-love, and our own power.
With her refreshingly audacious voice and unmistakable art style, Florence Given explores all corners of the conversation, from overcoming insecurity projection and the tendency to find comfort in other women’s flaws to how to recognize and fight against the male gaze and other toxic cultural baggage and embracing sex and body positivity.
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty is here to remind us that everyone is valuable as they are and we owe the world nothing, least of all pretty.
5. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Author: by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
February 1, 2017
“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society’s attempt to ‘civilize’ us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls.
Without Wild Woman, we become overdomesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped.”In her now-classic book that spent 144 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and is translated into 35 languages, Clarissa Pinkola Ests, Ph.D., shows how woman’s vitality can be restored through what she calls “psychic archaeological digs” into the ruins of the female unconscious.
Dr. Ests uses her families’ ethnic tales, washed and rinsed in the blood of wars and survival, multicultural myths, her own lyric writing of those fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from her life witness, and also research ongoing for twenty years that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype.
Author: by Melissa Febos
National BestsellerNamed a Most Anticipated Book by:The New York Times * Buzzfeed * Time.Com * OprahMag. Com * The Millions * The Rumpus * LitHub * Paperback Paris * The Lily (Washington Post) * Ms. * LAMBDA LiteraryA gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become.
A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society. In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.
When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong.
Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she’d been told about herself and the habits and defenses she’d developed over years of trying to meet others’ expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs.
7. Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes
Author: by Elizabeth Lesser
From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller, Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more, and instant classicA collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.
Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pinkall shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way.
I once live-tweeted the September issue. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).
The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.
9. Wuthering Heights
Author: by Emily Bronte
He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Emily Bront, Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights is Emily Bront’s first and only published novel, written between October 1845 and June 1846, and published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; Bront died the following year, aged 30.
The decision to publish came after the success of her sister Charlotte’s novel, Jane Eyre. After Emily’s death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, and arranged for the edited version to be published as a posthumous second edition in 1850.
Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds. The book’s core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!
Author: by Maggie Nelson
Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color … A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.
Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.
11. A Room of One's Own
Author: by Virginia Woolf
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sistera sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.
This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create, argues Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay, Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give voice to those who are without.
Her message is a simple one: women must have a steady income and a room of their own in order to have the freedom to create. With a Foreword by Mary Gordon
12. Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
Author: by Glory Edim
NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Yes, Well-Read Black Girl is as good as it sounds….
[Glory Edim] gathers an all-star cast of contributorsamong them Lynn Nottage, Jesmyn Ward, and Gabourey Sidibe. O: The Oprah Magazine Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their livesbut not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book.
In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we allregardless of gender, race, religion, or abilityhave the opportunity to find ourselves in literature.
Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology) Whether it’s learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation.
13. Unlocking The Queen Code: Divine Keys to Reclaiming Your Throne
Author: by Molesey Crawford
Legacy of Timbuktu
Queen, ascension season is here. It’s time to return to your throne… You cannot hold back any longer.IT IS TIME. It is time to speak your truth It is time to face your deepest fears It is time to get out of your own way It is time to heal the pains of your past.
It is time to release who you’ve learned to be and give birth to who you really are. There’s a feminine evolution happening in the hearts of women all around the globe. We are beginning to awaken to the truth that this is our season.
We’re here for a reason. We are Queens, born for such a time as this. In Unlocking the Queen Code, Molesey Crawford shares divinely inspired simple truths that serve as a daily guide to help you rediscover your Divine Feminine essence, power, and gifts.
This book is designed to support you in your ascension process so that you are not alone as you trace your royal roots and fulfill your life’s purpose.
14. The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness
Author: by Maureen Murdock
The Heroine’s Journey describes contemporary woman’s search for wholeness in a society where she has been defined according to masculine values. Drawing on cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women, Murdock illustrates the need forand the reality offeminine values in Western culture.
This special anniversary edition, with a new foreword by Christine Downing and preface by the author, illuminates that this need is just as relevant today as it was when the book was originally published thirty years ago.
15. The Selected Works of Audre Lorde
Author: by Audre Lorde
A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s “intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible” (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers. Self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women.
This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poemsselected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay.
Among the essays included here are:”The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action””The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House””I Am Your Sister”Excerpts from the American Book Awardwinning A Burst of LightThe poems are drawn from Lorde’s nine volumes, including The Black Unicorn and National Book Award finalist From a Land Where Other People Live.