206/365 Women with issues

I mentioned that I’d been enjoying reading books about women with issues lately. I think it is nice to see that there are women out there with bigger issues than I have.

Here are some of the books I’ve read that involve women with issues:

  • The Objects of Her Affection by Sonya Cobb — I already mentioned this one. Besides being well written, it made me feel good that I didn’t have to worry about our mortgage.
  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn — This was/is a best seller and I was definitely caught up in the life of a woman with agoraphobia. I was glad that I don’t have agoraphobia and especially glad my husband didn’t leave me, taking my daughter. I wish it were written by a woman though.
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. Maria Semple likely has issues because she can create really good women with issues. These books made me glad that I hadn’t had a nervous breakdown after designing a masterpiece of a house and that my kids were grown.
  • Everything by Liane Moriarty Liane Moriarty must know a lot of women with issues because, wow. Her women (and men) have lots of issues.


6 thoughts on “206/365 Women with issues

  1. Good post! It’s interesting that you say Maria Semple likely has issues, but Liane Moriarty must know a lot of women with issues. I guess the issues are so numerous in Moriarty’s books that no one person could possibly take them all on.

    The most recent book I finished, The Orphan’s Tale, by Pam Jenoff, was about two women with issues. It made me glad I didn’t live in Germany during WWII, but I’ve been glad about that my entire life.

    • Hmm, I think it was the difference between the two authors’ writing style. Also Semple concentrates on one woman with issues and in Moriarty’s books a bunch of women have issues (she wrote Big Little Lies).

  2. Sigh. More books to add to my to-read list.
    And I loved the way you approached this post. I feel I can relate – I am a woman with issues.

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