Top 21 books to read before you are 21

By Creative Junkie

On 28th February 2021
Some books you need to read before you turn 21, or even going into 21. These books explore and challenge the way you think and entice you as you absorb […]

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Some books you need to read before you turn 21, or even going into 21. These books explore and challenge the way you think and entice you as you absorb the amazing words these authors have written.

  • ‘Hood Feminism’ by Mikki Kendall
  • ‘Invisible women’ by Caroline Criado- Perez
  • ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo
  • ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Eyre
  • ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseni
  • ‘I am I am’– short stories about the fragility of life by Maggie O Farrell
  • ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Amanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ‘The Beauty Myth’ by Naomi Wolf
  • ‘Women, Race and Class’ by Angela Davis
  • ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • ‘Hot Milk’ by Deborah Levy
  • ‘The Copenhagen’ Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen
  • ‘Supper Club’ by Lara Williams
  • ‘A Year of Magical Thinking’ by Joan Didion
  • ‘Hunger’ by Roxane Gay
  • The Silence of the Girls’ by Pat Barker
  • ‘The Vegetarian’ by Han Kang
  • ‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ by Michelle Obama
  • ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies): Amazing Women on what the F-word Means to Them’ by Scarlett Curtis 
  • ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichiee

Reading is a very therapeutic and allows you to absorb a wealth of knowledge, just as these books will allow you to do. Before I turned 21 these are some of the books I have read and hope you get to read at some point this year. 

Written by Creative Junkie

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