HEY! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE "CLASSIC" LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY BY WOMEN AND/OR POC???

A writing teacher recently inspired me to become more well-read. I haven't read many of the classic books but I want to for reference points! And knowledge! I made a short list of the ones I'd like to tackle, let me know if you have any other recommendations. Think ~the classics~ ?? What are your absolute favorites?
  1. To Kill A Mockingbird
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
  3. Jane Eyre
  4. Frankenstein
  5. Pride & Prejudice
  6. House of Mirth- Edith Warton
    Suggested by   @kellymm55
  7. Of Mice and Men
    John Steinbeck
    Suggested by   @wilmotwrites
  8. The Bluest Eye
    Toni Morrison
    Suggested by   @catharuin
  9. Things Fall Apart
    Chinua Achebe
    Suggested by   @ladyprofessor
  10. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
    She also has so many great short stories!
    Suggested by   @maggzerts
  11. Wuthering Heights
    Suggested by   @rachellewis
  12. Brave New World and Slaughterhouse-five are my favs
    Not written by women or poc though 😭
    Suggested by   @vmacies
  13. Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  14. Crime and Punishment
    Changed my life. Sorry to be such a predictable old white dude.
    Suggested by   @magebloom
  15. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  16. Evelina
    Frances Burney was such a badass. Evelina is long but worth it.
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  17. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  18. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  19. Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  20. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Not a woman but POC and gay.
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  21. Cry, The Beloved Country
    By Alan Paton
    Suggested by   @krissybell76
  22. The Color Purple
    Alice Walker
    Suggested by   @hannah_rachel
  23. Kindred by Octavia Butler
    Suggested by   @victoriaedel
  24. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
    Suggested by   @edge
  25. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
    More poetry than literature but still!
    Suggested by   @edge
  26. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    Suggested by   @jd
  27. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    Suggested by   @RStrout
  28. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
    Suggested by   @RStrout
  29. The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    Suggested by   @RStrout
  30. Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Suggested by   @RStrout
  31. Their Eyes Were Watching God
    Zora Neale Hurston
    Suggested by   @eijafayaya
  32. Little Women ❤️❤️
    Suggested by   @kellymm55
  33. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
    A play, not a novel, but it totally changed my life.
    Suggested by   @crackdkettle
  34. A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul.
    Suggested by   @sharris
  35. The works of Flannery O'Connor
    Suggested by   @MatthewAlmont
  36. The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
    Suggested by   @gggenevieveee