The Baileys women’s Prize, previously known as Orange Prize for fiction, is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world to celebrateng excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. It has launched a twitter campaign #ThisBook in May. The aim was simple: to find out which books, written by women, have had the biggest impact on readers.
Now voted by readers through twitter, top 20 titles, written by women, have been selected as the most impacted, shaped or changed their lives.
How many listed books have you read?
1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter – J.K Rowling
5. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
6. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
7. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
8. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
9. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
10. I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
11. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
12. Beloved – Toni Morrison
13. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
14. We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
15. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
16. Middlemarch – George Eliot
17. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
18. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
19. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker
20. The Women’s Room – Marilyn French