60 Books Every Woman Must Read

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Books can teach you so much about life and they're usually not expensive. Reading is good for your mental health as well. However, with so many books in the world, it can be difficult to figure out what to read.

Fret not. Here is a list of 60 books that you must read at least once in your life.


  1. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

  2. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

  3. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

  4. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

  5. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  6. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

  7. The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

  8. Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza

  9. Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's by Tiffany Midge

  10. Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis


  1. Why does he do that? by Lundy Bancroft

  2. Should I Stay Or Should I Go? A Guide to Knowing If Your Relationship Can--and Should--be Saved by J. A. C. Patrissi and Lundy Bancroft

  3. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

  4. He's Just Not That Into You by Liz Tuccillo

  5. How to Be an Adult in Relationships by David Richo

(Also read: Why You Should Read Fiction And Not Just Self-Help Books)

Life Advice

  1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

  2. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

  3. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

  4. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

  5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

  6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

  7. Money Game: A Wealth Manifestation Guide. Level Up Your Mindset Step-By-Step & Create An Abundant Life by Daniel Mangena

  8. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski

  9. How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur

  10. Master Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Manage Your Feelings by Thibaut Meurisse

Short Fiction Books

  1. Animal Farm by George Orwell

  2. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  4. Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel

  5. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

  6. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

  7. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

  8. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  9. Dubliners by James Joyce

  10. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle


  1. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

  2. So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

  3. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

  4. The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll

  5. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop

  6. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam

  7. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

  8. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

  9. Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland

  10. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

(Also read: Why You Should Read Romance Novels More Often: 3 Best Contemporary Romance Novels)

Books About Books

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  5. Matilda by Roald Dahl


  1. 1984 by George Orwell

  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  3. Dune (Dune, #1) by Frank Herbert

  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

  5. The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) by Margaret Atwood

  6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  7. Emma by Jane Austen

  8. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

  9. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  10. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


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