02/28/2011 02:59 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'The Yellow Wallpaper' And 'The Second Sex': Revisiting Feminist Literature

Most of us read "serious books" about feminism in high school and college, but how many of us have gone back and read The Second Sex as adults? Stephanie Staal recently revisited the writers that made her start thinking differently about the world when she decided to take a college course on feminist theory at Barnard. She even includes the reading list in her book, Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life and will deliver excerpts from it tonight at Book Court in Brooklyn. The following are some of the books Staal explores in her studies, as well as a few others worth considering.