Ten superb books every woman should read

Women like all kinds of books. Among them, there are romantic, inspiring, realistic, and internal conflict genres. We could have said that not all of these stories are about love, but let’s be honest — love is the subject of almost every book.

Bright Side team is sure: sometimes a book read at the right time can change your life.

Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque

Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque

This is a story about a girl with nothing left to lose. An automobile racer named Clerfayt takes terminally ill Lillian away from a tuberculosis sanatorium. Lillian knows that she doesn’t have long to live and she wants to enjoy her last moments… The story tears the reader apart and then puts the pieces back together, completely changing the overall message. This story teaches the value of life and not to be afraid of death.

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

An exquisite novel saturated with flavors of chocolate, thick caramel, freshly baked cupcakes, and mystery. Two marvelous characters — a mother and a daughter — are brought to nowheresville Lansquenet-sous-Tannes by a wind of carnival. They open a chocolate shop, and the lives of the townspeople change forever. This enchanting book shows that every woman has a touch of witchcraft in her; she just needs to know how to use it.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

A dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood depicts a brave new world where women are not entitled to work, love, read, write or have their own property. They are banned from jogging in the mornings and picnicking in the evenings. They are not allowed to remarry. They are left with an only option — to remain in a position of a handmaid. This is a deeply moving novel that teaches you the value of freedom.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks writes a wonderfully light prose that’s delightful to read. This novel is so natural and realistic that you want to believe every word of it, and the sprinkle of mystery only makes it better. This story has everything you would enjoy reading about during a calm evening: a country town, separation, suspense, and a noble love that strains toward eternity.