Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? I didn’t but I found out thanks to Lu at Regular Rumination.
She’s marking the month by hosting a mini challenge – read the books by women that you have always thought about reading, but never got around to. What a wonderful idea!
1 – Read 3 books by any women.
2 – Read 5 books by any women.
3 – Read 7 books by any women.
4 – Read 10 books by any women.
I would love to go for 10, but as the month is already more than half over 5 is probably a more realistic target. These are the books I have in mind:
South Riding by Winifred Holtby
A prize winning story of life in the north of England between the wars.
Knights of Love by Jane Tozer
A modern woman’s interpretation of the Lais of Marie de France. It sounds odd but it looks really good!
The London Scene by Virginia Woolf
A wonderful collection of essays about London
Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann
A first dance is a major rite of passage for a seventeen-year-old in the middle-class England of the 1930s.
The Good Women of China by Xinran
The hidden lives of chinese women.