Have you ever finished a book and thought, Wow, I wish everyone would read that?
An avid reader myself, I love hearing about the books that inspire strong reactions in other readers—the ones they finish thinking the world would be a better place if every single person would read it.
But here’s the funny thing about these books we consider “must” reads: every reader has a different list. I asked on Instagram for you to share the books you think are so good that every woman has gotta read them. And WOW, did you deliver: the comments, both public and private, contained an astonishing variety of literary works.
I’m sharing the most frequently cited books in two blog posts: today, I’m listing the ones that can reasonably be considered classics (which is good timing if you need a classic to read for the 2018 Reading Challenge). Later this month I’m sharing 50(!!!) contemporary works that many women consider must-reads.
Readers, I hope you enjoy getting to see the variety of books many different women consider to be must-reads. Are YOUR must-reads on this list? If not, please tell us all about them in comments.
P.S. If you haven’t yet, sign up for the 2018 Reading Challenge and get your free challenge kit. Plus 7 books that will make you a better human, 4 female authors worth binge reading, and my favorite books of 2017.