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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