Women should not only take care of their outer appearance if they want to be sexy. They should also think about their brain. In other words, smart women are sexy. And if you want to be sexy you should not only buy a stack of makeup products or go to the gym whenever you have that opportunity, but you should also fill your shelf with a number of worth-reading books. We have prepared for you a list of 5 books you should read if you consider yourself smart and a forward-thinking type of woman.
Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong
This book is now a classic novel, but in the year when it was published it was innovative and bold. The year was 1973 and at that time, even in the US women talking openly about their sexuality and how should they also feel the pleasure of the sex. Now, with all the films, series and books, female sexuality is not such a taboo, but back in the days of the Second Wave Feminism , this was something new and revolutionary for its time. So, if you want to be a strong and independent woman you should get to know how the women in the past have coped with the problems that we now rarely think about.
The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing
This book was also innovative for its time. It was written in the 1960s by the English writer Doris Lessing. The protagonist and the narrator of the story is Anna Wulf, who writes about her life, and every period it is described in a different diary: the black notebook tells the story of her life in Africa (the Black Continent), the red notebook tells the story of her political beliefs (Socialism), the yellow notebook is a story within the story (Anna writes a novel herself), the blue notebook is an Anna’s own diary and the last, the Golden, notebook combines all the four previous ones together. The book is very interesting and definitely won’t keep you bored.
The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Another iconic novel written in the 1960s. This is the only novel written by the American writer Sylvia Plath, but it has gained a lot of popularity since it was published. It tells the story of a young woman from the suburbs of Boston, who moves to New York to work in a fashion magazine. As it is always the case with great expectations and women who want to have a glamorous career, the things do not turn out to be the way she has expected. And the young woman finally goes through a breakdown. This novel shows younger women everywhere that they are not alone, and that they still can fight their problems.
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
One of the classic novels that if you have not yet read, then you should correct it immediately. After all, even Joey (the Tv series “Friends”) read the novel. The novel tells the story of four sisters who have to take care of themselves and their house while their father is fighting in the civil war. The girls do not only have to manage on their own by winning money, but they also experience their first encounters with romantic feelings and love. There are also a lot of interesting and funny situations. And the good news is that if after reading the book you want some more of their story, you can continue reading because there is a whole sequel.
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
This is the most famous novel written by the oldest of the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte. It was first published in 1847 with the title “Jane Eyre: An Autobiography”. As the very title suggests, the novel tells the story of a girl whose name is Jane Eyre. She moves to an English country mansion where she begins a job as a governess. She eventually falls in love with the mysterious owner of the house. But there is a big secret that he keeps and when Jane learns it, her whole life will turn upside down. There are a lot of interpretations of the book, it was made into a couple of films, and it was also the base for many other stories and books. But, of course, before you get to know all of these, you should read the original version so that you know all the links and symbols in the other stories come from.