One of her seven favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.Read about another entry on the list.
A handbook for young girls, who will recognize their counterparts in the March family. I'd also recommend Alcott's next-generation follow-ups, Little Men and Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out.
Little Women also appears among Bidisha's ten top books about women, Katherine Rundell's top ten descriptions of food in fiction, Gwyneth Rees's ten top books about siblings, Maya Angelou's 6 favorite books, Tim Lewis's ten best Christmas lunches in literature, and on the Observer's list of the ten best fictional mothers, Eleanor Birne's top ten list of books on motherhood, Erin Blakemore's list of five gutsy heroines to channel on an off day, Kate Saunders' critic's chart of mothers and daughters in literature, and Zoë Heller's list of five memorable portraits of sisters. It is a book that disappointed Geraldine Brooks on re-reading.