Sunday, January 11, 2015

If You Like This Book By A Man, You’ll Love This Book By A Woman

Came across this wonderful Buzzfeed article by Jennifer Schaffer. I especially appreciate the multicultural selection of authors:

1. Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredible Close → NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names

2. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby → Dorothy Parker, Complete Stories

5. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita → Marguerite Duras, The Lover

8. James Joyce, Ulysses → Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

10. D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover → Anais Nin, The Unexpurgated Diary

11. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath → Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half Of A Yellow Sun

13. Justin Torres, We The Animals → Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic

15. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas → Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower

21. Art Spiegelman, Maus → Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

22. Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 → Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

Someday, maybe I'll read only women for a year, just to find out what it's like...

1 comment:

Aarti said...

This is great! Looks like it was inspired by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. Totally on-board with getting people to expand their reading tastes by a "If you like this, you might like this" methodology.