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  Women's Watershed Fiction  
The 100 plus titles that didn't make it into the Top 30

We wanted to publish the next 70 nominated titles to create a Top 100 Women's Watershed Fiction list. But as so many of the books at the lower end of the scale received exactly the same number of nominations, we've had to increase the list. So, here are the next 102 titles - we hope you enjoy reading them!
 
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Anne Of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield
Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Bone People by Kerry Hulme
Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridges Of Madison County by Robert Waller
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Brother Of The More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept by Elizabeth Smart
Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M Auel
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Count Of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
Credo by Melvyn Bragg                      
Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien  
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon  
Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Emma by Jane Austen
Evening Class by Maeve Binchy 
Far from The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Good Women Of China by Xinran
The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing
Happy As A Dead Cat by Jill Miller
Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
House Of Mirth by Edith Wharton
House Of The Spirits by Isabel Allende
Howard's End by EM Forster
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
Jemima J by Jane Green
Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Katherine by Anya Seton
Kinflicks by Lisa Alther
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
Ladder Of Years by Anne Tyler
Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon
Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkein
Love In A Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Garcia Gabriel Marquez
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Lucky by Alice Sebold 
Madame Bovary  by Gustave Flaubert
Martha Quest by Doris Lessing
Memoirs of a Giesha by Arthur Golden
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
The Millstone by Margaret Drabble
Miss Garnet's Angel by Sally Vickers
The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James
Praxis by Fay Weldon
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell
The Rector's Wife by Joanna Trollope
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Sons And Lovers by DH Lawrence
South Riding by Winifred Holtby
The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing
Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon,
Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
The Rainbow by DH Lawrence
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera
Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 
War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Weather In The Streets by Rosamond Lehmann
The Well Of Loneliness  by Radclyffe Hall
The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
Written On The Body by Jeanette Winterson
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 

The Top 10 titles will be announced on 8 December in a live programme from the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library. We'll also publish the list on this website.

Read about the Top 30 Titles
More about Watershed Fiction
 


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