5 Books Every Woman Needs to Read Before Her Next Birthday

Let go, get over, move on—we have the inspiring, thoughtful books that will help you succeed this year.
The Interestings

The Interestings

480 pages; Riverhead
A hilarious, smart, can’t-put-it-down-til-it’s-done novel, The Interestings helps every woman examine the wacko disconnect between our dreams of who we wanted to become as teenagers—and who we want to become now that we’re grown up and can actually do something about it. Bonus: a happy ending!
— Leigh Newman