Any avid reader would tell you that books are everything. The right book can educate and inspire; a book can help you mend a broken heart or heighten your sense of adventure, leading you to discover people and places you never dreamed you would.

While reading is a subjective matter, everybody’s choices are different. However, some books are essential and you would love to have them handy through all the stages of your adulthood.Check out these 5 life-changing books every woman should read.

The Year Of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion







Joan Didion’s agonising narrative on the year following the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne is one of the most moving accounts of grief you will ever read. This book is highly recommended for those dealing with pain.

Eat, Pray, love, by Elizabeth Gilbert







If you have ever wondered how it would be to quit life and explore the world, go on a journey of self-discovery. It is for sure to inspiring to read about someone who has done it already.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen






The timeless story of Jane Austen’s love marriage in the early-1800s is a light-hearted fun tale based in England. This story of love marriage and not doing what the other people want you to feels as modern and addictive.

The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath







Any person who has struggled with anxiety and depression, The Bell Jar is a must read. Beyond Plath’s autobiographical account of mental illness, this novel also reveals a look at women’s lives in 1950’s.

The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy







The God of Small Things is the story of two twins growing up with a single mother in Southern India, surrounded by a devastating sea of family turmoil. I promise that you won’t ever forget this beautiful story.