As I am taking a breather of sorts — a few days away — instead of writing a new post myself I am “cheating” and leveraging an article Marta Bausells, social and community editor for The Guardian, recently wrote.

Ms. Bausells was responding to the furor that rose from Gay Talese’s failure to cite one woman author as someone that had inspired him.  It’s not an argument I need to rehash or add to here.  Instead, I simply list the reporter’s “10 Inspiring Female Writers You Need to Read” and provide a link to the article in the Guardian.

The list contains more writers I haven’t read than ones I have.  So, for me, it’s an inspiration to go back to my very long to-be-read list and add a few more names and titles.  I hope you too find a new work among those listed.

  1. Doris Lessing
  2. Toni Morrison
  3. Ursula K. Le Guin
  4. Virginia Woolf
  5. Clarice Lispector
  6. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. Margaret Atwood
  8. Zadie Smith
  9. Elena Ferrante
  10. Angela Carter

Read the Guardian article: 10 Inspiring Female Writers You Need to Read