“What books should every young woman read? We put this question to a distinguished group of writers and intellectuals. We asked them to name four books they consider essential for the educated woman. If you’re curious, Jane Austen won the pageant with the most mentions. Tied for second place: two dead white males, Aristotle and Thucydides. Most surprising book to make the list
—A Reading List for Every Young WomanThe Women’s Quarterly)
Found on bookslut, which also points to The Marine Corps Professional Reading Program List.