10 Contemporary Politicians’ Favorite Books

Hillary Clinton – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“Like many women of my generation who read this novel growing up, I really felt like I lived in Jo’s family. This book was one of the first literary explorations of how women balance the demands of their daily lives, from raising families to pursuing outside goals. The book was written more than a century ago, but its message resonates today.” – [via O Magazine]

The Secretary of State has a professed penchant for novels chronicling the joys and struggles of American life. Her other favorites include The Color Purple and The Joy Luck Club.