Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (Published in 1868)
It’s the first book I ever bought with my own money. I was probably about 9 or 10 years old and the Crete Library was still inside of an old Victorian house, every nook and cranny filled with books and they were having a book sale to get rid of “old” books so they could buy new ones before moving into a newer place. I love the book; I love the cover; I love the story! It’s the story of four girls as they grow up in Civil War times and try to find their place in the world. No spoilers here. If you’ve never read it, you should! Male or female you should! Louisa May Alcott wrote in the mid-1800s and even though we may think of the feminist movement at its heydey of the 1960s, Alcott was writing about strong women and their rights in the world way back in the 1860s.