Essential reading for every girl aged 16+. Regardless of
genre, format, length and how dull the cover looks, every
one is a winner. Go on, you know you want to read them...

The L-shaped room
by Lynne Read Banks (1960)
First book in The L-shaped room series

by Melvin Burgess (1996)
Girl with a pearl earring
by Tracy Chevalier (1999)
This lullaby
by Sarah Dessen (2002)

A gathering light
A gathering light
by Jennifer Donnelly (2003)
One for the money
by Janet Evanovich (1994)
First book in the Stephanie Plum series
The fault in our stars
by John Green (2012)
The woman in black
by Susan Hill (1983)
To kill a mockingbird
by Harper Lee (1960)
The knife of never letting go
by Patrick Ness (2008)
First book in the Chaos walking series

Set in stone
by Linda Newbery (2006)
Life: An exploded diagram
by Mal Peet (2011)

Eleanor and Park
by Rainbow Rowell (2012)
The catcher in the rye
by J.D. Salinger (1951)

by Mary Shelley (1818)

I capture the castle
by Dodie Smith (1949)

The book thief
by Markus Zusak (2005)