Note: Vocally might make a little money if you buy anything in this gift guide. All items were in stock at the time of publication. Happy shopping!
No disrespect to Harry Potter, Holden Caulfield, or Sherlock Holmes, but we love to immerse ourselves in fantasy worlds where a woman is the master of her own universe.
Every single book should include determined, compelling female characters — maybe we're biased? — but since they don't, here are 20 specific books with strong and nuanced women at their helms that should be lining your bookshelves.
"Annihilation" by Jeff Vandermeer
"Swing Time" by Zadie Smith
"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
"The Bastard of Istanbul" by Elif Shafak
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger
"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult
"Room" by Emma Donoghue
"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden
Page 1 of 2