THE TOP TEN BOOKS OF ALL TIME, ACCORDING TO ME 📚

Inspired by @ListPrompts . In no particular order
  1. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
    Bit of a long read but absolutely worth it. I fell in love with the story and the characters immediately
  2. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
    One that gets taken out of context way too much by people who haven't read it or don't understand it. Definitely not meant to be a love story or a romance. Amazingly written though and something everyone should read.
  3. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
    Way long read but also amazing. If you liked the movie or the play it's really cool to get more of the back story and know more in depth about the characters.
  4. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
    This book had such a profound impact on me and is honestly so relatable to young women, especially anyone dealing with mental health issues. I would recommend to anyone honestly please read it.
  5. White Oleander - Janet Fitch
    Probably my favorite book of all time. About a girl who's mother goes to jail so she has to spend her important teenage years going through some abusive and tough foster homes. Really highlights the importance of love and respect between women. I could go on about this all day.
  6. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
    If you read this you will have such a new respect and love for people who are born different and have honestly no tolerance for people who make fun of those differences. One of the most beautifully written and interesting stories I've ever read.
  7. Cats Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
    He's my favorite author and I particularly love his dark humor in this book. It's a science fiction novel about the world ending just because the people who held the catalyst to the end of the world were too careless with it.
  8. Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann
    An examination of the way that women are treated like men's play things to use like "dolls" and the medicating culture within women that this created, but all told in a story that's captivating and exciting like a soap opera. Such a good book
  9. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
    Another one of my favorite authors. Mostly all of his work is creepy and disturbing and goes for the shock factor and this is no exception. It's wild and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to read something different
  10. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Brontë
    The much underrated Brontë sister wrote an amazingly kick ass feminist novel, which was kind of unheard of back in her day, about leaving a man who was abusive and bad to you. This novel was scorned for breaking new ground and most people have never heard of it. Definitely a must read.
  11. BONUS BECAUSE I COULDN'T NARROW IT DOWN TO TEN JUST ELEVEN: The Catcher In the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    It's a classic for a reason. I love it so much.