But who gets to decide what’s “great” and deserves inclusion in this list?
And why why WHY do we need to know who wrote a book before we can decide whether it’s worth reading?
I can’t believe how huge the focus on gender is this year. Maybe it’s been this way for ages but I didn’t notice till I started using twitter?
I bet we could ALL put together a COMPLETELY different list of “fifty great books by female authors.” And then “fifty great books by male authors.” With relatively little overlap, too. And with what possibly justification could you say that any one of those lists have priority over the others?
Except that naturally MY lists would include the BEST books.
ps — hey, just realized, I’m not on that list! QED it is clearly not a legitimate list!