Girl Tribe Recommends: Books

By Haley Brettschneider


10 Recommended Books For Millennial Women

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

This book features a highschooler from Indiana who goes to an elite boarding school in Massachusetts. For Gossip Girl lovers, this novel is meant for you and for those who enjoy reading about teenage girl struggles.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

This compelling memoir, published in 1969, recounts Angelou’s childhood growing up in the South amid the Jim Crow South. She goes in depth to describe her experience of pregnancy at age 16 and her experience being sent to a segregated town in Arkansa. With all the racial injustice going on and despicable police brutality, the time to read the book has approached.


The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

This sorrowful memoir is sure to leave you in tears. The author describes losing her child, spouse, and house all in the span of a few months. 


I Am Malala by Malala Youfsafzai

Malala, a Pikastani teenager, was shot in the head for advocating for women’s education. She survived the attempted assasination and went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and publish this outstanding memoir recounting her adolescent life.


Educated by Tara Westover

This book is sure to leave you breathless, as Westover describes her isolated childhood that kept her away from schooling. She witnessed family tragedies and ultimately defied her family and attended Harvard University.


Becoming by Michelle Obama

The former FLOTUS shares her story from growing up in the South Side of Chicago to becoming the first lady of the United States. Michelle Obama made history and you do not want to miss this.


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

This story of dysfunctionality and drama is sure to captivate your attention. Wall’s grew up in utter poverty, with an alcoholic father, and eventually attended college in NYC. Her demonstration of perseverance is inspiring.


The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

This epic chronicle describes the Great Migration through the lives of three black people in the South. Wilkerson devoted over fifteen years of working on this book, so let’s give her the praise she deserves and by this marvelous novel.


How Should A Person Be? by Sheila Heti

The protagonist in this novel searches out to answer the question of how should a person be? Through a close examination of her life, she answers her inquiry in an engrossing way.


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

This book follows a lawyer named Newland Archer who’s engaged to a woman named May. Although when May’s cousin arrives, a complicated love triangle brews. What’s better than a drama filled romance that will leave you wanting to read more and more!

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