2012 Fiction Book Club Suggestion Thread!

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StewieGriffinsMom Fri 14-Oct-11 11:51:37

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Putrifyno Fri 14-Oct-11 12:04:15

I recently read some Agatha Christie - Murder in Mesapotamia - I think it was - in which the narrator was female (so the crime and Hercule Poirot's subsequent investigation was seen through her eyes) - and where the interaction between the female characters was a large subplot of the book. I was trying to think of that from feminist perspective at the time.

SweetTheSting Fri 14-Oct-11 12:43:46

Books by Sara Maitland?

'Three Times Table'
'Home Truths' (called 'Ancestral Truths' in North American print runs)
'Daughter of Jerusalem'
'Virgin Territory'

Amazon page

daireen Sun 23-Oct-11 21:08:57

I would suggest The Misconceiver by Lucy Ferriss.

SweetTheSting Sat 19-Nov-11 16:36:10

Further to Putrifyno's suggestion, there are a lot of female mystery writers that might work:

- As above, Agatha Christie (esp Miss Marple ones?)
- Dorothy L Sayers - Gaudy Night is pretty feminist
- Ngaio Marsh
- Margery Allingham

Sure there's loads more but must go and make curry!

Flanelle Sat 19-Nov-11 22:01:49

Have you done Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel, or anything of hers? I shall be hoping to join in in future, and I'm sorry to have missed Frankenstein last week as I just read it in October!

What about To Kill a Mocking Bird?

MrsMagnolia Mon 26-Dec-11 19:13:46

What about Marge Piercy? 'Woman on the Edge of Time' is an outstanding novel.

Dworkin Thu 29-Dec-11 12:32:53

I've bought two fiction books I've always wanted to read:

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

Have just finished reading The Equality Illusion Kat Banyard. Brilliant book.

Hogmanayhoneyblossom Fri 30-Dec-11 14:11:45

I've got those 2 aswell, read the bell jar a couple of years ago but would happily re-read. VW I'm a bit intimidated by as I can't imagine she's an easy read and English lit is not my strong point.

As for 'to kill a mockingbird'- I liked that when I did it at school, but now, as a feminist I object to the 'woman lies about rape' aspect of the story. It is perpetuating the myth that this is a common occurrence.

I agree Hogmanay. It could make for some interesting feminist analysis.

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