Margaret Kennedy, a great writer who has practically vanished. She is witty, created amazing characters and her emotional perception is amazing.
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A feminist view at classic fairy tales by a very talented writer. Her images are so powerful! The perfect easy read about a very poignant subject. Women having the freedom to love who they want. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins A book that stayed with me far longer than the time it took me to read it.
It shows how we can go through life quite blindly in the name of tradition, and highlights that we should be more open to change as a society. Just as important and relevant 70 years on! I always wanted to be a confident writer like Jo but kind as Beth, loving as Meg, I even saw myself in Amy sometimes. It's one of my faves. This gripped me from the first line, made me laugh, made me cry loads.
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Featured Authors. Articles, Games and more Penguin Shop Penguin Shop Book bundles. Penguin gifts. Writing workshops. View all. Events Podcasts Apps. Contact us Contact us Offices Media contacts Catalogues. Home Articles 60 must-read books by women, as chosen by our readers. The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward A beautiful, yet often sorrowful, tale of awakening, The Terrible is an enchanting discovery that will grip you from the opening lines.
Richard S, Facebook. Lean In Sheryl Sandberg Buy the book. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg This book taught me so much about what I deserve from a career as a woman. Laura A, Facebook. The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler The prose is beautiful and Anne skilfully evokes the minutiae of a marriage with all its trivial misunderstandings, it's a brutally real, achingly sad story of a marriage. Pauline is one of my all time favourite characters Louise W, Facebook. Deb R, Twitter.
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Buy the book. Annabel M, Twitter. Black Milk Elif Shafak Buy the book.
Black Milk by Elif Shafak I love all of her books but this one on motherhood is really special. Anne S, Facebook. Buy the book. The Outsiders by S. Hinton S. Evangeline P, Twitter. Tracy W, Twitter. Anne of Green Gables L. Montgomery Buy the book. Anne of Green Gables by L. I'm so excited for The Testaments! Lyns B, Facebook. The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce The book describes so beautifully the journey of a very ordinary man driven to break out of the mundane one day by the power of memories.
Rachel J, Facebook. Never Greener Ruth Jones Buy the book. Jackie P, Facebook. Profound, funny, terrifying. TheGorilla, Twitter. Hannah W, Twitter. Becoming Michelle Obama Buy the book. Becoming by Michelle Obama It is a book that teaches us to own up to our stories and not be afraid of our voices. Sam D, Twitter. Outlander Diana Gabaldon Buy the book. CharM, Twitter.
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To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf Buy the audiobook. Breathing Lessons Anne Tyler Buy the book. Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler I love the humour in the boring details, and the pain of long term relationship misunderstandings Nicole W, Twitter. Gaudy Night Dorothy L.
Sayers Buy the book. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers Dons, danger, occasional daftness. Harriet's finest hour. Robert G, Twitter.
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H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald Buy the book. Samantha A, Twitter. Men in the Off Hours by Anne Carson Anne Carson, because her writing is utterly mindblowing, inventive, and beautiful. Christos P, Twitter. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Buy the book. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Homegoing should be read by everyone.
Eva Luna Isabel Allende Buy the book. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende I love the way that she uses just enough magic and the surreal to make you forget the constructions of the universe. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte A writer of realism, ahead of her time, writing from first-hand experience about alcoholism and watching someone you care about self destruct. The presiding mother figure is Lily Tomlin. Melissa Bank brings similar energy and style to her new book. Melissa Bank writes with a fine eye, a clean voice, and a generous heart.
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