These books are considered classics for a reason
Mad about books? We sure are.
Especially for the fact that they allow us to, even just for a moment, forget about our troubles and get transported to a different world. Sigh!
Here are our top five books every woman should read at least once in her life:
5. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
This is one woman’s tale of how she found pleasure, God and love after a troubled time in her life. Following a tumultuous divorce, Liz Gilbert decides to go on a trip to Italy, India and Indonesia to find herself. In Italy, she learns how to enjoy food without feeling guilty. In India, she learns how to quieten her mind long enough to meditate effectively. In Indonesia, she learns patience and falls in love again. A must-read for every woman.
4. Matilda – Roald Dahl
This is the ultimate book for anyone who feels like they don’t fit in with their family. Matilda by Roald Dahl is about a little girl who is the complete opposite of her horrible family. She then goes to school and is bullied by the cruel Miss Trunchbull and is eventually adopted by the lovely Miss Honey. This is a story about staying true to who you are, no matter what.
3. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This book was probably made famous by Beyoncé when she included an excerpt from Ngozi Adichie’s TEDtalk of the same name. Actually, the TEDtalk was turned into a 52-page book which highlighted the need for feminism in everyday life. Watch the talk here.
2. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
This book and the movie are set in 1910 to 1940 and are about Celie, a young girl born into poverty and segregation but learns to find her voice. She meets and interacts with several powerful and outspoken women in her life and they help her become the woman she always was meant to be. An inspiring tale of growth and love.
1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
One of Austen’s best-known works Pride and Prejudice charts the emotional growth of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet while she learns not to make quick decisions and learns how to trust and fall in love. The book tracks how class, manners, education and money intersected in the British Regency. A must-read for any young woman.