There is no escape quite like that offered by a good book. Whether you are interested in a fun, light-hearted story or something truly inspirational, books have a way of offering us something that we are hard pressed to find elsewhere, which make them a great gift for your little girl.

If you have a daughter that loves books, but you aren’t sure which titles will capture her attention, we’ve rounded up five reads that your 20 or 30-something gal is sure to enjoy.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Does your daughter love a good thriller? This New York Times bestseller is a must-read! This novel is about the mystery of a man’s missing wife and the details of their toxic, love-hate relationship. With a twisted plot and intriguing characters, Gone Girl is one book that we just can’t put down — and who doesn’t love a book like that?

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Every young woman goes through trying times, where she must find strength and courage to persevere. Memoirs of a Geisha details the trials and tribulations of one young woman, stuck in a life that many cannot even begin to imagine. Offering a heartfelt and truly inspirational narrative, this book is the perfect read for any young woman.

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

If your daughter loves to shop, or simply loves a carefree read, you can bet that she’ll enjoy Confessions of a Shopaholic. Brilliantly delivered, this fun story also succeeds in providing subtle, motivational advice for organizing your life and getting everything your heart desires. What more could you want for your little girl?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


A literary classic, Pride and Prejudice needs little explanation for taking a spot on our list. Chances are that you have read this one yourself, probably more than once! Perfect for the hopeless romantic, this timeless novel offers a witty portrayal of finding love — even in the places you would least expect to find it.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


More of an inspirational self-help book than a novel, The Secret is a must-read for any modern woman. Offering advice on how to transform every aspect of your life, this book explores man’s inner power and the strength of positive thinking and how that can lead to a happy, healthy, and successful life.