Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The by Sherman Alexie

All the Wrong Questions series by Lemony Snicket

American Born Chinese by Gene Luan Yang

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Appointment, The by Herta Müller 

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Argonauts, The by Maggie Nelson

Art of Being Normal, The by Lisa Williamson


Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Beach, The by Alex Garland

Bees, The by Laline Paull

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak out edited by Susan Kuklin

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Bloody Chamber, The by Angela Carter

Bone Sparrow, The by Zana Fraillon

Book Thief, The by Markus Zusak

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Brisbane by Matthew Condon


Call, The by Peadar Ó Guilín

Camera My Mother Gave Me, The by Susanna Kaysen

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Chocolate War, The by Robert Cormier

Clockwork Orange, A by Anthony Burgess

Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia edited by Amra Pajalic & Demra Divaroren


Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The by Jean-Dominque Bauby

Don’t Try This At Home by Angela Readman

Dry, The by Jane Harper


El Deafo by Cece Bell

Eleven Hours by Pamela Erens

Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Festival of Insignificance, The by Milan Kundera

Fictional Woman, The by Tara Moss

For Today I Am A Boy by Kim Fu

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel


Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation edited by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman

George by Alex Gino

Ghosts by Rain Telgemeier

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Girl is a Half-formed Thing, A by Eimear McBride

Girls, The by Emma Cline

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Grownup, The by Gillian Flynn


Heart Goes Last, The by Margaret Atwood

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Hidden by Mirranda Burton

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

How to be Both by Ali Smith


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover


Kabuki series by David W. Mack


Last Magician, The by Janette Turner Hospital

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 


Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen Forney

Marriage Plot, The by Jeffrey Eugenides

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Monster Calls, A by Patrick Ness

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

My Hundred Lovers by Susan Johnson


Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom


On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Outsiders, The by S.E. Hinton


Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Pause, The by John Larkin

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Plain Janes, The by Cecil Castellucci & Jim Rugg


Road, The by Cormac McCarthy


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Single Stone, A by Meg McKinlay

Slade House by David Mitchell

Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson

Smiling Mind: Mindfulness for Everyone, Everyday by Jane Martino and James Tutton

Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls by Tara Moss

Springtime: A Ghost Story by Michelle de Kretser

Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik

Solar by Ian McEwan

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin


They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention 

This Census-Taker by China Miéville

This is Shyness by Leanne Hall

Time to Dance, A by Padma Venkatraman


Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre 

Virgins, The by Pamela Erens


Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories edited by Catriona Mitchell

Wasp Factory, The by Iain Banks

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson

White Space by Ilsa J. Bick