Baileys’ Prize for Women’s Fiction # Thisbook campaign

The #Thisbook campaign was launched a year ago by the Baileys’ Prize for Fiction team – and subsequently thousands of readers went on to put it to the vote.

Here are the overall winners: how many have you read ? Almost 50% are classics that were written before 1960 (right up my alley)  :

  • 1. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee – read, 10/10
  • 2. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood – read, 10/10 – A FAVOURITE READ
  • 3. “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë – read, 10/10 – A FAVOURITE READ
  • 4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – read, 10/10
  • 5. “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë – read, 10/10
  • 6. “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen – read, 10/10
  • 7. “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier – read, 10/10 – A FAVOURITE READ
  • 8. “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott – read, 10/10
  • 9. “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt – read, 7/10
  • 10. “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith – read, 8/10
  • 11. “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath – read, 8/10
  • 12. “Beloved” by Toni Morrison – read, 5/10
  • 13. “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell – read, 10/10
  • 14. “We Need to Talk about Kevin” by Lionel Shriver – read, 10/10
  • 15. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger – read, 10/10
  • 16. “Middlemarch” by George Eliot – read August 2015, 10/10, VERY FAVOURITE READ
  • 17. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou – read, 6/10
  • 18. “The Golden Notebook” by Doris Lessing – to read
  • 19. “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker – read, 8/10
  • 20. “The Women’s Room” by Marilyn French – to read.

I hearby solemnly undertake to endeavour to read “Middlemarch” (UPDATE: ticking the box Aug ’15), “The Golden Notebook” and “The Women’s Room” before the next birthday… Join me…

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6 Responses to Baileys’ Prize for Women’s Fiction # Thisbook campaign

  1. Julie says:

    Agh…I’ve only read 9 of them and some of those 9 I read so long ago that time has blurred my opinion. Hell I haven’t even read “We Need to Talk About Kevin”. Does having seen the film count?


  2. Half counts I guess! This giving points out of 10 is all well and good, but it’s true that revisiting things a decade on can sometimes completely also change the perspective on what you thought of a book before – and after. Hmmm.


  3. Kay says:

    Middlemarch – who needs Eastenders – it’s all there in this fictitious town – love, marriage, postion of women ……. What’s not to love about this book .

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    • Hi, this book has been patiently waiting, hovering near the top of the “Read Next” pile for far too long. It’s the number of pages that is a bit prohibitive, but now you have completely whetted (wet?) my appetite again – am putting it at the top of the pile. xx


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