Against The List: 11 Books By Women Every Man Should Read (

As recently bemoaned in the Times Literary Supplement, for centuries lists have tried to dictate how and what we read. Of course, it’s nice to be offered suggestions, a guiding hand along literary paths we might otherwise not discover by ourselves, but unfortunately that guiding hand has more often than not been male – and their selections grossly male-centric.

In response, the TLS compiled its own list (joining with the Twitter voices that have long been posting #readwomen). A “selection of sixty books new and old, fiction only” which those of XY chromosomes should read “but could always ignore and stick to Philip Roth,” here are 11 of the best […]

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