As reported at She Writes, Publishers’ Weekly published its “Best Books of 2009” list on November 2nd. Guess what? It included 0% women authors. Yeah, cuz we all know a penis is defo required for quality writing… Gag.
The post included a call to action to submit lists for the Top Ten Best Books of 2009.
So, here’s my top ten list from ’09 (in no particular order and with not one penis-privileged author):
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Purity is Hurting Young Women, Jessica Valenti
The Curse of the Good Girl, Rachel Simmons
The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Gail Collins
The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood, Helene Cooper
The Littler Stranger, Sarah Waters
The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Woman Serving in Iraq, Helen Benedict
Men and Feminism, Shira Tarrant