BBC Women's Watershed Books

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"Woman’s Hour invites you to nominate the novel which has spoken to you on a personal level. It may have changed the way you look at yourself or simply made you happy to be a woman. As a man, it may have affected your understanding of the women in your life. Your selection can be written by a man or a woman, in this country or abroad, as long as it touched your life in some way." ~ www.bbc.co.uk (2004)

Winners are listed in this order:

  1. (WINNER)
  2. - 5 Alphabetical order (TOP 5)
  3. - 10 Alphabetical order (TOP 10)
  4. - 30 Alphabetical order (TOP 30)
  5. - 132 Alphabetical order (NEXT 100 plus 1)

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  1. 1.
    Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics)
    by Jane Austen

  2. 2.
    The Handmaid's Tale
    by Margaret Atwood

  3. 3.
    Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)
    by Charlotte Brontë

  4. 4.

  5. 5.
    The Women's Room (Virago Modern Classics)
    by Marilyn French

  6. 6.
    The Color Purple
    by Alice Walker

  7. 7.
    Little Women (Signet Classics)
    by Louisa May Alcott

  8. 8.
    Middlemarch (Signet Classics)
    by George Eliot

  9. 9.
    Rebecca
    by Daphne Du Maurier

  10. 10.
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
    by Thomas Hardy

  11. 11.
    Angelique (Volume 1)
    by Sergeanne Golon

  12. 12.
    Anna Karenina (Signet Classics)
    by Leo Tolstoy

  13. 13.
    The Awakening (Unabridged Classics in Audio)
    by Kate Chopin

  14. 14.
    The Bell Jar
    by Sylvia Plath

  15. 15.
    Beloved
    by Toni Morrison

  16. 16.
    Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War
    by Sebastian Faulks

  17. 17.
    Bridget Jones's Diary - A Novel
    by Helen Fielding

  18. 18.
    Fear of Flying
    by Erica Jong

  19. 19.
    The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles, 1)
    by Dorothy Dunnett

  20. 20.
    The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics edition
    by Doris Lessing

  21. 21.
    Gone with the Wind
    by Margaret Mitchell

  22. 22.
    I Capture the Castle
    by Dodie Smith

  23. 23.
    The L-Shaped Room
    by Lynne Reid Banks

  24. 24.
    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
    by Jeanette Winterson

  25. 25.
    The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
    by Barbara Kingsolver

  26. 26.
    Precious Bane
    by Mary Webb

  27. 27.
    The Red Tent
    by Anita Diamant

  28. 28.
    To the Lighthouse (1927)
    by Virginia, Woolf

  29. 29.
    Unless: A Novel
    by Carol Shields

  30. 30.
    Woman on the Edge of Time (A Women's Press Classic)
    by Marge Piercy

  31. 31.
    The Alchemist
    by Paulo Coelho

  32. 32.
    Anne of Green Gables (Signet Classics)
    by L. M. Montgomery

  33. 33.
    Atlas Shrugged
    by Ayn Rand

  34. 34.
    Ballet Shoes (Puffin Books)
    by Noel Streatfeild

  35. 35.
    Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel
    by Kate Atkinson

  36. 36.
    Black Beauty
    by Anna Sewell

  37. 37.
    The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories
    by Angela Carter

  38. 38.
    The Bone People
    by Keri Hulme

  39. 39.
    Bonjour Tristesse
    by Francoise Sagan

  40. 40.
    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

  41. 41.
    The Bridges of Madison County
    by Robert James Waller

  42. 42.
    Brick Lane: A Novel
    by Monica Ali

  43. 43.
    Brother of the More Famous Jack
    by Barbara Trapido

  44. 44.
    By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
    by Elizabeth Smart

  45. 45.
    The Catcher in the Rye
    by J. D. Salinger

  46. 46.
    Cat's Eye
    by Margaret Atwood

  47. 47.
    Chocolat
    by JOANNE HARRIS

  48. 48.
    The Clan of the Cave Bear: Earth's Children, Book One
    by Jean M. Auel

  49. 49.
    Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Modern Classics)
    by Stella Gibbons

  50. 50.
    The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
    by Alexandre Dumas père

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