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  1. Kate @ Parchment Girl
    March 8 @ 11:59 am

    I love this! I haven’t read any of these books yet but I really want to. Kingsolver is high on my list this year.

    I recently read Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit, both of which are wonderful feminist books.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      March 8 @ 1:52 pm

      Kingsolver has such a delicate way with words. I hope you enjoy it. I’m planning on reading The Poisonwood Bible later this year, but I loved The Bean Trees and, obviously, Animal Dreams.

      Thanks for the recommendations- adding them to my list now!

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  2. Jattuclara
    March 8 @ 4:11 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations. I’ve been looking for something new to bite my teeth into and can’t wait to read one of these books x

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  3. jattuclarajattu
    March 8 @ 4:14 pm

    Wow, these are really good recommendations. I’ve actually been looking for something to sink my teeth into so I can’t wait to try one of these books.

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  4. starsonthespectrum
    March 8 @ 11:55 pm

    Always on the lookout for new books and authors recommended by someone! Great post!

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  5. Inspire the Best You
    March 9 @ 1:58 am

    Some of my favorite women authors are Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Charlaine Harris, Stephanie Meyers, J.K. Rowling, and Jodi Picoult.

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  6. toastycritic
    March 10 @ 12:45 am

    The story of an hour and the yellow wallpaper are classics for sure. I really need to read the Bell Jar. I know it’s famous and I’m a former Englis Lot major but somehow I missed it.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      March 10 @ 4:43 am

      I only got around to it a few months ago. No hurry. Books find you when you’re ready!

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  7. annalisanuttall
    March 10 @ 3:39 pm

    I found out that my childhood favorite female writer (no not Jk Rowling) – Francine Pascal who wrote (or at least put her name to it) never wrote a single Sweet Valley high books. I was really upset and annoyed that someone hard work got no credit for it. Sorry until Harry Potter (sorry) came about Fracine Pascal was my favorite female writer. xx

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    • Jessica Manuel
      March 12 @ 5:38 am

      I used to read those books, too. In third grade, I pretended to be sick so I could stay home from school and finish reading one! So crazy. I’d say J.K. Rowling deserves the love and respect more anyway, though.

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  8. Jason Paul
    August 22 @ 2:06 pm

    Joan Didion, anyone?

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    • Jessica Manuel
      August 23 @ 4:39 am

      Ah! Great addition. I think I’ve only read A Year of Magical Thinking, but I loved it. I suspect I would enjoy her writing quite a bit.

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