Reading List for International Womens Day

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Hi.

Here is a list of some of my favorite short story and poetry collections. They are all written by women. Like me, this list is subject to change and imperfect. Teachers of fiction, this list can fix your non-diverse syllabuses if you let it.

Happy International Women’s Day, which is every day.

Yours truly,

Marie-Helene

MY RICE TASTES LIKE THE LAKE, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

REVENGE, Yoko Ogawa

BLACKGIRL MANSION, Angel Nafis

CIRCLING THE DRAIN, Amanda Davis

GUIDE TO BEING BORN, Ramona Ausubel

THE GREEN RAY, Corina Copp

FROM THE HILLTOP, Toni Jensen

NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU, Miranda July

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN, Lucia Berlin

WHAT IS NOT YOURS IS NOT YOURS, Helen Oyemi

THERE ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAN BEYONCE, Morgan Parker

BATTLEBORN, Claire Vaye Watkins

WHEREAS, Layli Longsoldier

AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY, Helen Phillips

REASONS TO LIVE, Amy Hempel

MILK BLACK CARBON, Joan Naviyuk Kane

MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS, Kelly Link

THE RED CONVERTIBLE, Louise Erdrich

THE UNFINISHED WORLD, Amber Sparks

NOT ME, Eileen Myles

WHEN MY BROTHER WAS AN AZTEC, Natalie Diaz

THE GIRL IN THE FLAMMABLE SKIRT, Aimee Bender

WHAT THE WORLD WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN ALL THE WATER LEAVES US, Laura van den Berg

THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichi

OF BEING DISPERSED, Simone White

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