56 Books Recommended by Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. She is best known as the creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls, for which she has received numerous Emmy Award nominations and two Goldren Globe Awards.

1. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich

2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

3. Apartment Therapy Presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Real Design Solutions by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

4. Ariel: The Restored Edition by Sylvia Plath

5. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

6. Bastard Out of Carolina (20th Anniversary Edition) by Dorothy Allison

7. Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

8. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

9. Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown

10. Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women & Notes on Media by Nora Ephron

11. Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table by Jenny Rosenstrach

12. Eloise In Moscow by Kay Thompson

13. Eloise In Paris by Kay Thompson

14. Fanny At Chez Panisse by Alice Waters

15. Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth

16. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

17. Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton

18. Lentil by Robert McCloskey

19. Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni

20. Love, an Index (McSweeney’s Poetry Series) by Rebecca Lindenberg

21. Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe

22. Madame Bovary: Provincial Ways by Gustave Flaubert

23. NW by Zadie Smith

24. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

25. Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

26. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

27. Remodelista: A Manual For the Reconsidered Home by Julie Carlson

28. Sex and the Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown

29. She’s Come Undone (Oprah’s Book Club) by Wally Lamb

30. Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir by Diana Athill

31. Sula by Toni Morrison

32. Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

33. Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson

34. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders

35. Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Transatlantic Classics) by Thomas Hardy

36. The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

37. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis

38. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy

39. The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

40. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

41. The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm

42. The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr

43. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

44. The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) by Andy Warhol

45. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

46. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

47. The Writing Class by Jincy Willett

48. This Is My Life by Meg Wolitzer

49. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from ‘Dear Sugar’ by Cheryl Strayed

50. Was She Pretty? by Leanne Shapton

51. We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson

52. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed: The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Daniel Mark Epstein

53. What the Living Do: Poems by Marie Howe

54. While I Was Gone: A Novel by Sue Miller

55. With or Without You: A Memoir by Domenica Ruta

56. Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti

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