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40 Books Every Woman Should Read Before She's 40

"From Harper Lee's cult classic To Kill A Mockingbird, to childhood adventures like Alice in Wonderland, via the modern day masterpieces of Donna Tartt and Zadie Smith, these are the novels that every woman should read at least once in a lifetime."
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
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All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Louis De Bernieres)
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Louis De Bernieres)
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
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Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
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Crazy Salad
Crazy Salad
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Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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He's Just Not That Into You - Behrendt and Tuccilllo
He's Just Not That Into You - Behrendt and Tuccilllo
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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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Lace (Shirley Conran)
Lace (Shirley Conran)
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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Middlemarch
Middlemarch
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Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children
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Peter Pan
Peter Pan
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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
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Rebecca
Rebecca
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The Secret History
The Secret History
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (John Fowles)
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The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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Watership Down
Watership Down
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White Teeth
White Teeth
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Wild
Wild
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Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
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Just Kids (Patti Smith)
Just Kids (Patti Smith)
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Night at the Circus (Angela Carter)
Night at the Circus (Angela Carter)
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