Book-related lists are everywhere (including on this blog), but some are more equal than others. On August 7, Flavorwire published a list of “50 novels by female writers that everyone should read.” Fifty novels makes for a long list, but I have to say that this is an outstanding selection of novels and writers. You can’t go wrong here.
I especially second their recommendations of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, Jennifer duBois’ A Partial History of Lost Causes, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names, Tiphanie Yanique’s Land of Love and Drowning, Porochista Khakpour’s The Last Illusion, Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon, and Julie Orringer’s The Invisible Bridge.
50 Excellent Novels by Female Writers Under 50 That Everyone Should Read