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Joyland Fiction - 250 Books by Women All Men Should Read

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TotalChaos Tue 14-Jun-11 16:13:25

Thought this was worth posting, following the recent discussions about books by female authors, as an alternative list of female authors.

MisterDarsey Tue 14-Jun-11 20:28:19

I've read them and they're all rubbish wink

MrsReasonable Wed 15-Jun-11 01:11:28

No J.K. Rowling? grin

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 15-Jun-11 08:29:48

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Trills Wed 15-Jun-11 09:09:36

250?! Bloody hell!

Also is there no requirement for women to read them, or is this gargantuan task just for men?

MisterDarsey Wed 15-Jun-11 10:14:02

You need to overcome the initial problem of getting men to read books at all.

Maybe you could have women reading the books aloud while men listen?

Bennifer Wed 15-Jun-11 10:26:17

Very good, MisterDarsey

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 15-Jun-11 12:24:49

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MisterDarsey Thu 16-Jun-11 15:30:33

Joking apart, I agree it's a good idea for men to read books by & about women, and I despise the sexism of those who refuse to do so. But saying that 'all' men need to read all these 250 books is not exactly helpful.

Women's writing is very diverse and so are men's reading preferences, therefore matching the one to the other can only be done on a personal basis. For example I would probably like something set during World War 2. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters? The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons?

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 16-Jun-11 19:41:19

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