Between the covers

The Book Babes
Margo Hammond (l) and Ellen Heltzel.
Image courtesy of The Book Babes

Two veteran book critics have collaborated to recommend more than 600 books for women who love to read. Their aim was to create a list of books that reflect the different phases in women's lives, and the way that women read.

Books recommended this hour:

  • "The Blythedale Romance" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • "When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa" by Peter Gowdwin

  • "There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children" by Melissa Fay Greene

  • "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

  • "What is the What" by Dave Eggers

  • "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman

  • "Run" by Ann Patchett

  • "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

  • "The Last report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A Novel" by Louise Erdrich

  • "Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative" by Ignatia Broker

  • "Walking the Rez Road" by Jim Northrup

  • "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

  • "Afghanistan, or The Perils of Freedom" by Stephen Dupont

  • "The Places in Between" by Rory Stewart

  • "A Severe Mercy" by Sheldon Vanauken

  • "Dance Lest We All Fall Down" by Margaret Willson

  • "Beautiful Shadow: A life of Patricia Highsmith" by Andrew Wilson

  • "The Color of Water" by James McBride

  • "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin