LIFESTYLE
05/03/2015 12:39 GMT | Updated 05/03/2015 13:00 GMT

World Book Day: 15 Books Every Woman Should Read

JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images
Women hiding behind books

What was the last book you read that you couldn't stop talking about? Did it have a woman (or indeed, women) at the heart of it?

There is a certain pleasure that comes from seeing an element of yourself reflected back to you on the page, so HuffPost UK Lifestyle have compiled a list of great books that explore the experiences of women.

The books in the list are just a few examples of the wealth of great writing out there that places women firmly at the centre of the storyline.

The theme for International Women's Day 2015 is 'Make It Happen' and books have the power to do just that. A good book can move, challenge and inspire.

There is an odd line of belief that while women will happily read books about men (it’s improving don’t you know ladies), a man wouldn't be interested in reading a book about a woman – but we can’t for the life of us think of a good reason for this, so if you are of the (un)fairer sex (sorry couldn’t resist), then feel free to give this list a gander too - you might just find it improving!

SEE MORE

Female Authors Who Rock Today's Literary World

The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years

HuffPost UK Lifestyle are running a month-long campaign during March called All Women Everywhere, which champions women from all walks of life. If you would like to contribute, please email us .

Books Every Woman Should Read