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50 Books Every Woman (And Everyone Else) Should Read Before Turning 40

Full disclosure: this list is from GoodHouseKeeping.com, but I took out a couple of books and exchanged them for my own recommendations. I won't say what the books were, but let's just say they involved a lot of grey... and a lot of eating and praying and other such things.
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
A Visit From the Goon Squad
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Ain't I a Woman
Ain't I a Woman
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The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
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Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay)
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The Bean Trees
The Bean Trees
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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The Beauty Myth (Naomi Wolf)
The Beauty Myth (Naomi Wolf)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Bossypants (Tina Fey)
Bossypants (Tina Fey)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
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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 Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Feminine Mystique
The Feminine Mystique
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Fun Home
Fun Home
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Gilead
Gilead
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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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21
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying
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The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
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In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
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Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Interpreter of Maladies (Jhumpa Lahiri)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
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Lean In
Lean In
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The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
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The Liar's Club
The Liar's Club
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Lives of Girls and Women
Lives of Girls and Women
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
A Little Princess (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
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Lucky
Lucky
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On Beauty
On Beauty
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Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
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Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
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Our Bodies, Ourselves
Our Bodies, Ourselves
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