Well this Fantastic Five is going to be short and sweet. I'm just going to list off some high quality feminist texts that I think everybody should read (or should already have read, either way). Now I've already read all of these myself, so don't worry, I wouldn't steer you wrong ;) Also, these are all strictly non-fiction. Maybe some other Friday I'll do a post of fantastic feminist fiction work? I guess you'll have to stick around and see!
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
It's a tough one to read (even in it's original language apparently) because it's very theoretical but I think everyone should read it at some point.
Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation by Leora Tanenbaum
It was the first book I read in my Women's Studies class in college and it really opened my eyes. I mean, I knew I was a feminist before this but still.
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
This is good because it's not a "Western" book. And it incorporates some great literature along the way, win win!
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
Not sure if I've talked about this on here in the past but it's about the virgin/whore dictomy and how ridiculous it all is. Great quick read.
Women's Studies: Essential Readings edited by Stevi Jackson
This was basically one of my text books in college and it was super helpful. It's a compilation of essays by many different authors regarding feminism. And they're from different countries and ideologies. Good to have around for any student of feminism. And we're all just students of feminism really. Continuously learning.
P.S. - I was trying to post pics of the books but for some reason blogger didn't feel like cooperating today. Alas!