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George Eliot said about this book, "It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. There is something almost preternatural in its power.” And Virginia Woolf says Bronte expresses an “untamed ferocity perpetually at war with the accepted order of things”. Wow.
Villette, Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë
Villette
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If you want to avoid V-day sentimentality, then this bizarre narrative of a dysfunctional family is sure to amuse. Are their disappearing parents for real, or is this part of their act? WHO KNOWS!
The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson
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According to Buzzfeed, "Alison Poole is the ultimate coke-addicted, booze-swilling party girl of the ’80s who falls in and out of love at the drop of a hat."
If you've had a lover like that, maybe you might want to revisit those glorious days without actually hurting yourself. #Emo
The Story of My Life, Jay McInerney
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“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” Tbh #lifegoals for those who just want to watch the world burn.
Notes From the Underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Notes From the Underground
Free
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This is some Lady Eve realness as protagonist Becky Sharp cons her way through high society, all in the manner of seducing other women’s men and swindling them out of their money. Moral of the story? Watch your men harder than you watch your money.
Vanity Fair, Diane Mowat, William Makepeace Thackeray
Diane Mowat, William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair
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Mallory finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, and just before prom too. But instead of moping, she goes to prom without a date, swears off dating, tries new tags, and shoots romance straight in the face with Cupid’s arrow. This is one girl we can get behind.
Going Vintage, Lindsey Leavitt
Lindsey Leavitt
Going Vintage
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“That’s one of the reasons I never wanted to get married. The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an arrow shoots off from. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.” Oof, Sylvia. We get it.
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
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Renée is the concierge of an upscale Paris apartment complex. Paloma is the 12-year-old genius daughter of two residents. An unlikely friendship forms and it proves that yes, all you need is love. But it's not always a romantic love that you're looking for.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery
Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
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Who run the world? GIRLS. This one is a guide to everything from career tips to navigating tricky love situations and the tough choice of defriending. If you don't have a shoulder to cry on this time round, let Melissa Kirsch be that friend.
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If you're tired of all the questions asking where your boyfriend is, when you're getting married, why are you alone blah blah blah, then be energised by Kate Chopin's feminist text. Protagonist Edna Pontellier hates the society's rigid ideas for femininity, and instead of fitting in, decides to explore her own desires and thoughts. #grrlpower
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories, Kate Chopin
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Maybe you're not getting the D this holiday, but instead of lamenting and feeling sorry for yourself about that, delve into this fascinating and hilarious 411 about virginity and sex. Hear stories from real people like Edna, who lost her virginity at 1940 (!!) to Charlie a young, disabled punk rocker.
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This is a "Oops, I married a sociopath???" kind of book. Hannah is waiting for her husband to fly in from New York, but when he doesn't arrive, his assistant tells her she thought they were in Rome together. AND their bank account is emptied. Wow, thank goodness you're not married right?
Before We Met, Lucie Whitehouse
Lucie Whitehouse
Before We Met
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This one's the opposite of a typical happily ever after. In fact, it opens with Olga’s husband walking out on her and their two young children for a younger woman. Yet there's a freedom and a power to her new found life and it's this honesty and heartbreak that makes us want to weep.
The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante
Elena Ferrante
The Days of Abandonment
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Enough about all the lovey-dovey romances. Take on a good old murder/thriller by the classic Agatha Christie, and instead of feeling sorry for yourself, you get to feel all badass and on edge.
Five Little Pigs, Agatha Christie
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Love is hard, we know. So if you're getting over an unrequited love, a breakup, a cheating bastard, let the wise words of Cheryl Strayed soothe your hurt soul.
Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed
Tiny Beautiful Things
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The title says it all for this one.
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