8 Amazing Books That Every Woman Should Read At Least Once
31 May 2017
Books are said to be our best companions. In a real sense, books are our best friends. They neither demand nor complaint. They just give us plenty of joy and pleasure. They take us into a different world of imagination. We should be very careful while we select books. And our today’s article is all about 8 amazing books every woman must read.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is a beloved 19th-century classic that is still read today and loved by all, especially women from all around the globe. The novel is about four sisters who grow up together, about family love, about sibling rivalries, about searching for your own identity, about love and relationships, poverty, wealth, priorities in life, and most importantly, focuses on female independence. Back in that time, a young woman could not compete with her male companions. This novel breaks that stereotype.
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
This book has been considered a personal favourite by many women. One of Jane Austen’s most famous works, Pride & Prejudice teaches two valuable lessons in life that every girl needs to learn: first impressions aren’t always right, and everyone needs second chances. It also teaches that when in love, pride must be humble, and prejudice must disappear.
- The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
This book is about a group of early twenty-something women run around Mad Men-era Manhattan, navigating how to advance their careers beyond secretarial work and how to hook up with guys without being labelled a hussy. So basically, problems early twenty-some things still have today. The women in The Best of Everything will make you feel like every woman in the world just gets you.
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s ability to write so clearly about complex issues is truly impressive. Her essays about feminism, race, and class are hilarious, moving, and yes, educational, but never in a way that feels tired or boring. She really nails the tension between being a feminist and still enjoying anti-feminist entertainment like hip-hop and reality TV. As she says, “I’d rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all.”
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, thousands of Jews flew into hiding. Anne Frank was one of them. And what makes her extra special, and loved by millions of people around the world is because of a diary she wrote during her hiding. This famous diary tells us, especially the young women around the world, about the small details of a young girl growing up: typical girlhood consciousness, friendship with other girls, crushes on boys, how the historical significance has affected her life, her emotional roller-coaster, and her loneliness.
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
Matilda is a young girl who has been neglected by her family. She is smart, and very talented. It is later discovered that she possessed magical power. And this power is further encouraged by a kind teacher from her class. Afterwards, Matilda takes control of her life, and decides her own fate. This children’s novel is important for a woman because it teaches a woman that she has value beyond what others see in her.
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The strength and endurance of the two main female characters is unbelievable. It’s also amazing because it depicts a fierce friendship between two women in a world where women’s relationships are so often shown to be ‘bitchy’ and fickle.
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Besides the fact that it’s fun to go when you catch all the colourful drug references long after you first read this as a child, Alice in Wonderland is simply one of the best escapist stories for when you need a break from everyday life.