Top Ten Tuesday: Books for women in their twenties

Last Friday my post “14 books every girl should read in her twenties” was published on (one of my favorite sites!). In the comments people mentioned a bunch of books that I haven’t read and now am adding to my list. So, here are 10 books that other people have suggested, which I HAVEN’T read but fully intend to read.

  1. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  2. The Yellow Wallpaper – (a short story, but I’m going to count it!) Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  3. America’s Women or When Everything Changed – Gail Collins
  4. Good in Bed – Jennifer Weiner (saw her speak at BEA and have another of her books on my TBR list)
  5. A Room with a View – E.M. Forester
  6. How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
  7. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong
  8. I Married You for Happiness – Lily Truck
  9. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  10. Restless – William Boyd

A few commentators also mentioned adding Virginia Woolf, which I totally understand. She was a literary innovator and forward thinker and feminist. But I’ve read A Room of One’s Own, The Waves, and Mrs. Dalloway and honestly I didn’t really like any of them. I think they are a bit too high-brow for my taste, especially A Room of One’s Own (it’s an essay!!). Plus, Modernists have just never been my FAV.

Do y’all have other suggestions??

About Natalie Ramm

I read a lot, y'all.
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