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Look back on your literary education and you’ll find it filled with classics—all featuring male protagonists and women relegated to the sidelines. To get a different perspective, Writer’s Relief found this blogger’s list on bustle.com that offers modern reads that challenge the classics:
If you were anything like me as a teen—nerdy, bookish, and just beginning to learn the nuances of feminism—then you probably had a love-hate relationship with summer reading. On the one hand, you loved any opportunity to read a new novel, but on the other hand, you couldn’t stand the sexist books you were assigned in school, especially when you knew there were so many other incredible books out there.