Tag: Literary Canon

May 22, 2020 /

Welcome back to another blog everyone! Today I wanted to introduce y’all to some books that have come out recently or will be coming out in the near future. If you haven’t already read my post, “5 Books I’m Excited to Read This Spring,” go ahead and read that first. In this post, I’ll be adding to that list though only including books from Women Writers. We women writers should be supporting and nurturing each other. Together, perhaps, we can change the literary landscape of our world and open up the literary canon even further for future generations.  But for…

February 12, 2020 /

We’ve entered the great debate now: what the heck constitutes “Literature”? Our stuffier bookworms might say that only the “classics” can be considered literature: Oscar Wilde, Robert Frost, JD Salinger, and Ernest Hemingway. Others might remark that only ye olden day works like William Shakespeare, John Milton, or Edmund Spenser can be considered “Literature” with an uppercase “L”.  But the problem with those theories is that they discount time. In one hundred years, or five hundred, the classics may be Anna Todd’s After series, Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, or Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants (a personal favorite of mine). Who knows…