*This post was originally published in December.
Ah, winter break. Time to unwrap some presents, drink some hot chocolate and spend some much deserved time doing absolutely nothing. That is until it becomes unbearable to laze around your house for one more hour. Admit it, it happens. So for those moments when you just really need to dedicate your brain to something and you’re just tired of watching Netflix, here are some books to keep you busy.
We wanted to highlight some classics by ladies for you since often times they are sorely underrepresented on lists of top books through the ages (but especially in lists of classics). The Guardian published a list of the 100 greatest novels in 2003, and out of their top 10 books, only 2 are written by women. So, because we know Lala girls like discovering new #girlbosses and these writers deserve all the credit they’re due, here are 17 ways for you to entertain yourself over the next couple of weeks (or, you know, forever).
Themes: Race, Justice, Youth, Family
Themes: Foolishness, Marriage, Transformation, Respect
Themes: Marriage, Education, Morality, Autonomy
Themes: Femininity, Home, Literature & Writing, Sacrifice
Themes: Wisdom, Fate, Good vs. Evil, Time
Themes: Violence, Religion, Race, Love
Themes: Identity, Children, Femininity, Freedom
Themes: Society & Class, Loyalty, Violence, Choices
Themes: Friendship, Home, Good vs. Evil, Courage
Themes: Friendship, Identity, Religion, History
Themes: Death, Justice, Crime
Themes: Beauty, Sexuality, Social Class, Guilt
Themes: Identity, Femininity, Love, Art & Culture
Themes: Home, Masculinity, Family, The Supernatural
Themes: Society & Class, Isolation, Suffering, Madness
Themes: love, family, sexuality, food (!)