Modern Classics Worth Revisting
1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This literary landmark has been compared to George Orwell’s 1984 and Adlous Huxley’s Brave New World.
2. The Good Earth by Pearl. S. Buck
There’s a reason Oprah selected this 1932 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, a universal tale of passion, desire and destiny, as one of her book picks.
3. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Arthurian legend told from the point of view of the women.
4. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Tracing the lives of a group of Asian women and their families, this first novel from best-selling author Amy Tan leaves no theme in the live of a woman unexplored.
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Another Pulitzer Prize winner, Lee’s classic about the many shades of justcie is a must read (and a must reread).
6. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Hurston was the premier African American woman writer in the United States during the Harlem renaissance.
7. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
The Lottery created an instant sensation when first published in The New Yorker, Jackson’s stories never disappoint.
8. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The first novel from this Pulitzer Prize-winning author spans a 25-year period in the life of an Indian American family and their son.