2015 was a bad year for reading women. Out of the 130 books I read, only 12 of them were written by female authors. The reasons for this are numerous -and probably a combination of personal, cultural and institutional in their origin, a digression that raises questions I don’t particularly have any answers for.
What I intend to do, though, is read way more women this year than I did last year. Specifically, I want to read fifty novel-length projects by female writers. I’m very set on this, and I expect everyone reading this to hit me with as much shame and disparaging as they are personally capable should I fail.
Also, hit me up with recommendations. What literary/philosophical texts by female authors should I be digging into? Comment or email your suggestions my way!