Women's library II


OK, next step. These are the books from the man's list that I'd put on the woman's list as well:

1. The Republic by Plato
2. Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
3. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
6. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
7. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
8. The Politics by Aristotle
9. Hamlet by Shakespeare
10. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
11. The Stranger by Albert Camus
12. The Bible
13. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Broadly, these are a collection of books that I'd identify as being about human nature, the roots of human governance, and morality, and I'd think they would have a place on an essential reading list regardless of gender.

I'm sure there are a couple from that other list that I've left out that I shouldn't have. Readers? Any books on the previous list you'd like to argue for including on our 100 must-reads for women?

(Incidentally, looking over this list, I have read all or most of 12/13 of these books. Can you guess which one I've never cracked?)


I'm guessing you never read "The Divine Comedy"

Will you tell?

The Brothers K?

A Farewell to Arms.

I imagine you'd have held the gun for Hemingway out of ladylike politeness.

Please do tell which you haven't read.

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