Good Books to Read for Teenage Girls

Good Books to Read for Teenage Girls

There's just so much choice out there as far as books are concerned that getting confused about the same is pretty natural. It can be a very, very daunting task to choose the kind of books to read. Let's help you out a little and give you a list of some of the best books that you can add to your favorite collection.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2018
On a balmy summer afternoon, too hot to go out, she sat against the balcony wall, a book in hand and some cool aid by her side. Lazily she stroked the cat on her lap, and flipped through the pages one by one by one.
Sigh. That's what balmy afternoons are for―reading books. Then again, so are restless nights, early evenings, and Sunday afternoons. But we won't go there. Let's go onto some book choices instead. Let's list out some of the good books meant especially for teenage girls. Why? 'Cause of the potent power of reading and what it can do for you. Reading can get you through a whole lot of things and all while giving you so much knowledge. Why then would you not tap this powerful source? And if it's the choice of books that you're confused about then we shall have that solved in a jiffy. Given below are some of the best.
Good Books for Teenage Girls to Read
Here are my top three favorites. These cover three separate genres and each one of these promise newer experiences. You'll see.
Bridget Jones' Diary
This unapologetic take on modern relationships is probably not the way teenagers would imagine romance, but that is really not something that will deter them from reading this one. 'Cause believe me, once you start reading this one, it is pretty hard to stop. The fact about this work of fiction is that it transcends all age barriers and one can literally take something new from it with every single reading. The infusion of wit, humor, sarcasm, and the twisted world of romance make for such interesting intercepts throughout this novel that one cannot put it down. The heroine of the book is not what one would typecast as the typical protagonist. She is someone who everyone can identify with and probably see themselves in. And that is precisely what makes this book a clear winner. Also, no matter what point you start reading the book from, you can simply continue reading without feeling the need to turn a few pages and getting the story right. Now that's got to mean something.

Author - Helen Fielding
Genre - Comedy

Read this one for its modern take on relationships and the easy flow of British humor, wit and sarcasm.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Teenage girls, shopping - Shopping, teenage girls. Maybe it's an exaggerated fact, but a fact it really is. Teenage girls and shopping seem to go hand in hand. And with the descriptions of all the shopping expeditions that this book offers, (One amazing chapter at a time) all you want to do is leave aside whatever you're doing and make a run for the nearest boutique. Swear. The author has been able to appeal to that one universal need (that one shared trait in all teenage girls) to shop and own all things beautiful. Of course, she weaves a story and one with a moral no less, which makes it all come together in a very feel good sort of way in the end. The book also has a series that follows and most of the following books have the same feel good theme running.

Author - Sophie Kinsella
Genre - Chick-Lit

Read this one for the light reading and the feel good feeling that it offers. Oh and the shopping descriptions, of course.
The Princess Trilogy
The Princess trilogy includes the books 'Princess', 'Daughters of Arabia' and 'Desert Royal'. Each one of these works is an exposé of the ruthless world that the Saudi Arabian women live in. The veil that covers their faces also covers the torture meted out on them. It's probably a good idea for girls in their late teens to read these because of the graphic nature of these novels. It is an exposé and therefore the books can get quite difficult for some to handle. Why recommend these books? Because it gives us an insight into the kind of lives that people in other parts of the world live. It teaches us about the strength of human nature and the grit and undying spirit that shines through. It also inspires us, making us forget our petty problems in wake of the real problems that people suffer from, every single waking day of their lives.

P.S.- Some parts of the novels might be too graphic for some. Parental discretion is requested

Author - Jean Sasson
Genre - Political

Read this one for inspiration and a peek into the tormented lives of the women of Saudi Arabia.
Other Choices
1. The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
Read this for its fun elements and the rise of the underdog theme.
2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Read this for the build up of the story and the characters. You'll love this one for its simplicity and yet the profound impact it makes.
3. The Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer
Read this one and find out what all the furor is about.
4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Read this one for the love of English literature and the old style romance. Arguably one of the most influential books out there.
5. Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
Read this one for a peek into the surreal world of magic, wizards, love, drama, and more.
6. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares
Read this one for the feel good world of teenage girls and friendships―the simple, yet, far reaching experiences that they share.
7. The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank
Read this one to get an insight into the strength of character that a teenage girl in the throes of the world war shows. Read up on the background a little and you'll love this book a lot more.
8. The Chicken Soup Series
Read this one to gain inspiration from all the true life experiences that people share. And don't limit yourself to just the teenage series.
List of Good Books
Here are some other choices. Pretty sure you'll love these as well.
  • PS I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
  • The Story of My Life - Helen Keller
  • The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
  • Girl: A Novel - Blake Nelson
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
  • Eragon - Christopher Paolini
  • Th1rteen R3asons Why - Jay Asher
  • The Boy Next Door - Meg Cabot
  • Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The Notebook - Nicholas Spark
Read these and then read some more from where these came from. When you're not a teen anymore, you'll still remember these books with fondness and memories to last you a lifetime. And that is something worth cherishing. Don't you think?