Hello Giggles-The 40 Books Every Woman Should Read
Esquire recently compiled a massive book list titled "The 80 Books Every Man Should Read." Esquire calls it, "An unranked, incomplete, slightly biased list of the greatest works of literature ever published."
These 80 books are excellent and I've read many of them. I've studied them in school, read them on my own terms, and I totally respect any and all authors who are able to write compelling stories, whether that author identifies as male or female. But there's one major issue I have with this list: if you're going to suggest a bunch of essential books to men, why must they be all be written by men?
Because I believe we all need a diverse literary palate, I'm going to even out the playing field.
avg. score: 9 of 40 (24%)
required scores: 1, 5, 8, 10, 13