Now, in chart form!
The recommendations on this list are pretty stellar (if you haven’t done so please, please, please read The Great Gatsby before the movie version comes out and you’re left wondering why there isn’t more dancing in moving vehicles in the book). You should check out the entire chart here - it’s just fun.
Which one do you get first? I got Rebecca which, I mean, I like Rebecca, but I think there should be a third option – Bonfire of the Vanities? - because The Great Gatsby is about old and new money. So, that.
Also! I wanted to avoid making any “books you should be reading at the beach lists” but, if you happen to stumble into the science fiction portion of this chart and think it is your jam, When She Woke is an incredibly vivid, intriguing read that’s like The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Scarlet Letter. It’s set in the future. Colored bodies are involved. Here. Go buy it here. Don’t ask too many questions.
Actually – what are you reading? At the beach? Got any good dystopian female-centric fiction or stories relating to old money? Share them here! 101 picks suggested by Teach.com is clearly not enough! More books! Share all your favorite books! Unless one of them is Fifty Shades of Grey.