Women make up almost 20% (59) of the authors on my updated Greatest Books list. To be honest, I’m impressed that the number is that high given the historical, financial, familial, and cultural obstacles that women face. Still, 20% pales in comparison to the fact that women constitute half of the population, both domestically and globally.
So I wanted to spend some time with the female segment of the Greatest Books list and see what I could discern.
First, here’s the complete list, sorted alphabetically by author last name: