Here’s the distaff list.  This list is more idiosyncratic than my male author list.

Put a Y by a name if you’ve seen a movie version. Put an X if you’ve read one of their works. Put 2 Xs by their name if you’ve read more than one of their works. The title in parenthesis is just meant to jog your memory. Replace the names I’ve chosen with your favorite authors. Put the new names in italics.

Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) YXX
Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) XX
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) YXX

Lynda Barry (One!Hundred!Demons!) X
Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) YXX
Pearl S. Buck (Good Earth) XX
Frances Hodgson Burnnett (Secret Garden) YXX
A. S. Byatt (Possession) YX

Angela Carter (Bloody Chamber) X
Willa Cather (O Pioneer) YX
Marion Chesney (Minerva) XX
Svetlana Chmakova (DramaCon) XX
Agatha Christie (And Then There Were None) YXX
Jennifer Crusie (Bet Me) XX

Daphne Du Maurier (Rebecca) YX
Clare Dunkle (The Hollow Kingdom) XX

George Eliot (Middlemarch) YXX

M. K. Fisher (Art of Eating) XX

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Yellow Wallpaper) X
Dorothy Gilman (Unexpected Mrs. Polifax) XX

Sue Harrison (Mother Earth Father Sky) XX
Georgette Heyer (Devil’s Cub) XX
Monica Hughes (Invitation to the Game) XX

Shirley Jackson (Haunting of Hill House) YXX

Laurie King (Monstrous Regiment of Women) XX
Barbara Kingsolver (Bean Trees) X

Tanith Lee (Wolf Tower) XX
Ursula K. Le Guin (Wizard of Earthsea) YXX
Madeleine L’Engle (Wrinkle in Time) XX

Anne McCaffrey (Dragonsong) XX
Sharyn McCrumb (Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter) XX
Robin McKinley (Sunshine) XX
Gladys Malvern (Behold Your Queen) XX
Linda Medley (Castle Waiting) X
Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) YXX
Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back) YX

Edith Nesbit (Five Children and It) XX
Mary Norton (The Borrowers) XX

Flannery O’Connor (Wise Blood) XX

Tamora Pierce (Wild Magic) XX
Beatrix Potter (Jemima Puddleduck) YXX

J. K. Rowlings (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) YXX

Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) YXX
Dorothy Sayers (Gaudy Night) XX
Sharon Shinn (Archangel) XX
Mary Stewart (Nine Coaches Waiting) YXX
Han Suyin (A Many-Splendoured Thing) YXX

Amy Tan (Joy Luck Club) YX
P. L. Travers (Mary Poppins) YXX

Edith Wharton (Age of Innocence) YX

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