20 Books Every Woman Should Read

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...books by men that "should" be read, but just like Esquire's list, most of the extant rosters of must-read classics are full of old white dudes. So our list is going to be mostly women. Anyway, here goes!

  • The Lottery and Other Stories (FSG Classics)

  • To the Lighthouse

  • The House of Mirth

  • White Teeth: A Novel

  • The House of the Spirits: A Novel

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics)

  • Excellent Women

  • The Bell Jar

  • Wide Sargasso Sea: A Novel

  • The Namesake: A Novel

  • Beloved

  • Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics)

  • Like Life

  • Pride And Prejudice Tie In

  • Jane Eyre

  • A Thousand Acres: A Novel

  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

  • The Shipping News

  • You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

Jessica G.