The Baileys women’s Prize, previously known as Orange Prize for fiction, is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world to celebrateng  excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. It has launched a twitter campaign #ThisBook in May.  The aim was simple: to find out which books, written by women, have had the biggest impact on readers.

Now voted by readers through twitter, top 20 titles, written by women, have been selected as the most impacted, shaped or changed their lives.

How many listed books have you read?

1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4. Harry Potter – J.K Rowling

5. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

6. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

7. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

8. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

9. The Secret History – Donna Tartt

10. I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith

11. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

12. Beloved – Toni Morrison

13. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

14. We Need To Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

15. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

16. Middlemarch – George Eliot

17. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

18. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

19. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker

20. The Women’s Room – Marilyn French