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10 Books For Women This Women’s Day

By Anirudh Narayanan

Women's Day is here and you might have various plans. But take some time out to take a look or perhaps deciding what your next book would be. We have made it easier by shortening it to 10 books. We are sure you will love them. Read on and decide what your next book would be. And hey, happy Women's Day.

Unaccustomed Earth By Jhumpa Lahiri

Let us kick off things with a well-known Indian writer, Jhumpa Lahiri. It is a collection of short stories which revolve around the lives of Indian-Americans. With some amazingly nuanced female characters, you cannot miss this one.

The Age Of Grief By Jane Smiley

This novella from Jane Smiley is a deeper look at love, friendship and marriages through various short stories. Jane Smiley lends it a sarcastic touch even with all the complications.

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel took 7 years to pen this graphic memoir. It is about her early days with her father, the complex relationship they shared. It also deals with sexuality, her dysfunctional family and suicide.

The Bell Jar By Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's seminal work and also her only novel. It was semi-autobiographical, with the central character undergoing a mental breakdown, which is reminiscent of Plath's own life. It is sad that depression drove her to suicide a month after the book's publication.

The Time Traveler's Wife By Audrey Niffenegger

Niffenegger began work on her debut novel after she was frustrated with her failed relationships. But soon enough she found herself looking at a sci-fi novel, which had love and loss thrown in for equal measure. It mainly focusses on the wife, as evident from the title. A good read, highly recommended.

The Fountainhead By Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead is one of the greatest novel written by a female author about an intriguing male character, Howard Roark. It also featured an equally fascinating female character in Dominique Francon. A must read for every human being!

Matilda By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

With illustrations by Quentin Blake, Roald dahl crafts a lovable tale about a smart little girl named Matilda. It deals with the misunderstandings parents have about their kid and also that ruthless headmistress at school. Read it to your young one this women's day.

Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

One of the most twisted novel's in recent memory, Gone Girl is a ruthless look into today's institution of marriage and how appearances can be deceiving. Recommended for every girl out there who has a mean streak, which is pretty much, everyone.

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins artfully introduces us to a dystopian future where children participate in death matches which are televised. It revolves around Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they take part in the Hunger Games. A worldwide bestseller, this book is highly recommended for every girl out there.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson before his untimely death, left us with the Millennium trilogy. It focusses on Lisbeth Salander, an excellent hacker with skeletons in the closet. She and the journalist Mikael Blomkvist come together to solve a the mystery of a missing girl. Lisbeth Salander is a brilliant character study and every girl needs to know about her. Read it this Women's day.

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Story first published: Friday, March 13, 2015, 11:01 [IST]
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