Ok, I've been reading heavily from the original Bluelighter Reading List and we do have some awesome reads there, but I can't help but be a little dissapointed at how male-dominated the list is.
Don't get me wrong, a good book is a good book, but I would like to create a new list that focuses on female authors who don't suck.
So none of the shit my mom reads when she is on the beach. And anything that has been featured on Oprah is automatically disqualified with the exception of Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou.
As opposed to the last thread, these books do not have to specificaly relate to bluelight, I'd rather just honor women who write and appeal to people of our mindset, particularly the ones who don't whine about their lovelives the whole novel.
To get it started once again:
ANYTHING BY MARGARET ATWOOD this woman rocks and is a genius, The Handmaidens Tale and The Blind Assasin are a good place to start, but you cannot go wrong with this writer.
Briget Jone's Diary by Helen Fielding (I had to put it, the ultimate guilty pleasure)
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx... they gave this woman a Pulitzer for a reason. Read this book.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin... my high school favorite.