Must Read Books For Women: A Top 10 List

This blog post covers the must read books for women, a top 10 list that is sure to educate and entertain.

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Reading is a great way to escape the stresses of everyday life and to learn new things. It’s also a great way to relax and unwind. There are so many different genres of books available, so there’s definitely something out there for everyone.

If you’re looking for something new to read, why not try one of these 10 books that are popular with women? From self-help books to novels, there’s sure to be something on this list that interests you.

The Top 10 List

1. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
2. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
4. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
5. Bossypants by Tina Fey
6. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
7. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
8. Vagina: A New Biography by Naomi Wolf
9. Why Aren’t There More Women in Science?: Short Answers to Big Questions by Ben Barres Girls: An Intervention Handbook For Overcoming Gender Bias In Technical Fields By Kieran Snyder

Number 1 on the List

Number 1 on the list is The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. This book is a collection of poetry and prose about love, loss, trauma, healing, and womanhood. It is an incredibly powerful and moving book that will resonate with any woman who has ever struggled with her self-image or felt like she was not good enough.

Number 2 on the List

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall is number two on our list of must read books for women. This novel, first published in 1928, tells the story of Stephen Gordon, a woman who realizes she is attracted to other women and begins to search for love and acceptance in a world that doesn’t understand her. The book was highly controversial when it was first published, and even led to several court cases, but it remains an important work in lesbian literature.

Number 3 on the List

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This novel has been praised for its twists and turns, as well as its depiction of a very dark side of human nature. It follows the story of Rachel, an alcoholic who becomes obsessed with the lives of the people she sees on her daily train commute. When one of the women she’s been watching goes missing, Rachel becomes drawn into the investigation.

Number 4 on the List

In her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. The KonMari Method emphasizes joy and quality over quantity, and has helped millions of people around the world declutter their homes and simplify their lives.

Number 5 on the List

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

A coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye follows Holden Caulfield, a teenager from New York City, who is kicked out of a prestigious boarding school and then takes a journey around America. While Holden’s journey is filled with adventures, the novel is really about his internal struggle to find meaning and purpose in life. Many teenage girls can relate to Holden’s struggle and find comfort in his story.

Number 6 on the List

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson:

This final book in the Millennium trilogy picks up where the second book left off. Lisbeth Salander is in the hospital, having been shot in the head. As she recovers, she realizes that she must take action to protect herself and those she loves from her enemies. This is a beautifully written and suspenseful novel that will keep you captivated until the very end.

Number 7 on the List

The book that takes the number 7 spot on our must read books for women list is “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. This book is a guide to decluttering your home and your life by getting rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy.”

Number 8 on the List

The eight book on the “Must Read Books For Women” list is The Color Purple by Alice Walker. This novel follows the lives of Celie and Nettie, two sisters who are forced to live apart from each other. Celie is an African American woman who is living in poverty and abuse. Nettie is a missionary in Africa. Despite the distance between them, the sisters remain connected through their letters. The Color Purple is a story of sisterhood, love, and resilience.

Number 9 on the List

In 2009, the BBC released a list of the “100 Greatest Books of All Time” that left out any books written by women. In response, Claire Messud, Elif Batuman, Meghan Daum, and Leslie Jamison put together their own list of “essential” books written by women. The list was published in 2017 in The New York Times. Here is number 9 on that list.

Number 10 on the List

The Exception by Jean Hanff Korelitz: Claire is a successful book editor living in New York City. She seems to have it all, until one fateful day when her life is turned upside down. This novel explores the challenges that women face in the workplace, and the lengths they will go to in order to protect their careers.


In conclusion, the ten books every woman should read are a mix of the classic and the modern, the funny and the serious. They will make you think, laugh, cry and perhaps even see yourself in a new light. So curl up with a cup of tea and one (or all) of these wonderful books.

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