The Ladies of Literature: 5 Classic Novels You Need to Read

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Hey there, book lovers! Today we’re diving into the world of classic literature written by women. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “But Jen, aren’t all classic novels written by old white dudes?” Well, no, my friend. Women have been writing brilliant works of literature for centuries, and it’s high time we gave them the recognition they deserve. So, without further ado, here are my top 5 classic novels written by women.

“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen –

Let’s start with the obvious choice. This novel is a timeless masterpiece of wit, romance, and social commentary. Plus, Mr. Darcy. Need I say more?

“Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte –

If you’re in the mood for something a little darker and more gothic, this is the book for you. With its haunting imagery, tormented characters, and epic love story, “Wuthering Heights” is a classic for a reason.

“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte –

Speaking of gothic romance, we can’t leave out Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece. This novel has everything: a plucky heroine, a brooding hero, a creepy mansion, and a big secret. It’s like “Rebecca” meets “Beauty and the Beast.”

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee –

Moving on to something a little more modern (but still a classic), we have this groundbreaking novel about racism, injustice, and the power of empathy. Scout Finch is a heroine for the ages, and Atticus Finch is a role model for us all.

“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley –

Finally, we have this masterpiece of horror and science fiction. Not only was Mary Shelley a badass for writing this book at age 18, but she also created one of the most enduring and iconic characters in all of literature: the monster.

So there you have it, folks. Five classic novels written by women that are still relevant and impactful today. Whether you’re in the mood for romance, horror, or social commentary, these books have got you covered. Now go forth and read, my bookish friends!


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