What She Reads

In celebration of Women's History Month the Sawyer Free Library asked a variety of local women to share their picks for books they love or have been inspired by that are written by fellow women. Click on a name to see their recommendations. 

Wuthering heights by Brontë, Emily
A long petal of the sea : a novel by Allende, Isabel
Detransition, baby : a novel by Peters, Torrey
The fifth season by Jemisin, N. K.
The golem and the jinni : a novel by Wecker, Helene.
A visit from the Goon Squad by Egan, Jennifer
My brilliant friend by Ferrante, Elena
The story of a new name by Ferrante, Elena
The story of the lost child by Ferrante, Elena
Those who leave and those who stay by Ferrante, Elena
The nightingale by Hannah, Kristin.
Station eleven : a novel by Mandel, Emily St. John
Bring up the bodies : a novel by Mantel, Hilary
The mirror & the light by Mantel, Hilary
Charming Billy by McDermott, Alice.
Child of my heart by McDermott, Alice.
Song of Solomon by Morrison, Toni.
Where the crawdads sing by Owens, Delia
Bel canto : a novel by Patchett, Ann.
The shipping news by Proulx, Annie.
The god of small things by Roy, Arundhati.
Major Pettigrew
The Joy Luck Club by Tan, Amy.
Persepolis by Satrapi, Marjane
Becoming by Obama, Michelle
Holy envy : finding God in the faith of others by Taylor, Barbara Brown
A room of one
Operating instructions : a journal of my son
My life so far by Fonda, Jane
Personal history by Graham, Katharine
The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts by Kingston, Maxine Hong.
Traveling mercies : some thoughts on faith by Lamott, Anne.
Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Hillenbrand, Laura.
The house on Mango Street by Cisneros, Sandra.
Still Alice : a novel by Genova, Lisa.
Group : how one therapist and a circle of strangers saved my life by Tate, Christie
The dressmaker
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by
Moomin. the complete Tove Jansson comic strip   Volume one : by Jansson, Tove.
Collected poems of Emily Dickinson by Dickinson, Emily
The collected poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 by Clifton, Lucille
Little women by Alcott, Louisa May
The secret garden by Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Miss Rumphius by Cooney, Barbara
Harry Potter and the sorcerer
Wide Sargasso Sea by Rhys, Jean.

Aria McElhenny

Director - Gloucester Education Foundation

These came to mind immediately as books that I both loved for their beautiful writing and that also changed my perspective and opened my mind.

The House on Mango Street

by: Sandra Cisneros

 

 

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The God of Small Things

by: Arundhati Roy

 

 

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My Antonia

by: Willa Cather

 

 

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