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Literature About Women and Girls

Description: Recommend good books, written by men and women, with realistic female characters (i.e., not stereotyped or one-dimensional). The women characters don't have to be likable as long as they are depicted as real human beings. Please don't remove any books from this list.

Members: 32 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2 3 4Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
58,418 members, 1,170 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: libraryhead (1), kara.shamy (1), hipdeep (1), ashcval (1), mspixieears (1), morgandgarcia (1), kceccato (1), cej1027 (1), soffitta1 (2), amarie (2), cpg (2)7 more, ahef1963 (3), SonoranDreamer (5), sturlington (6), KimarieBee (6), liz_stell (9), merrystar (14), Dilara86 (17)

Thumbs down: FranzK72, thecoroner, aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I would argue that Scout is trans, not a woman.

2
43,689 members, 723 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: liz_stell (1), soffitta1 (1), amarie (1), AnnaClaire (2), mspixieears (2), morgandgarcia (2), kceccato (2), cej1027 (2), ahef1963 (4), cpg (4), merrystar (13)2 more, thecoroner (24), sturlington (60)

3
59,646 members, 1,082 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), liz_stell (2), ArcadiaLynn (2), ahef1963 (2), cpg (3), soffitta1 (4), amarie (4), mspixieears (4), kceccato (4), AnnaClaire (6), thecoroner (22)1 more, sturlington (55)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Except for Elizabeth and Darcy's sister, all the other women are dolts.

sturlington (55): Elizabeth Bennett is one of the great heroines in literature.

4
20,238 members, 379 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ArcadiaLynn (1), dara85 (1), FranzK72 (2), EMS_24 (2), soffitta1 (5), amarie (5), kceccato (6), cej1027 (7), thecoroner (9), ahef1963 (18), merrystar (37)1 more, sturlington (196)

5
20,999 members, 417 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (1), ahef1963 (1), aulsmith (1), soffitta1 (3), amarie (3), mspixieears (3), kceccato (3), cpg (5), sturlington (58), merrystar (58)

6
28,860 members, 808 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), ashcval (2), ArcadiaLynn (3), cej1027 (4), AnnaClaire (7), SonoranDreamer (8), amarie (8), soffitta1 (9), liz_stell (13), ahef1963 (13), sturlington (17)

7
45,580 members, 3,126 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: kthxy (3), ArcadiaLynn (4), KimarieBee (5), SonoranDreamer (9), ahef1963 (9), liz_stell (10), kceccato (11), soffitta1 (14), amarie (17), sturlington (153)

8
12,320 members, 190 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2), mspixieears (5), kceccato (5), soffitta1 (6), ahef1963 (6), merrystar (7), amarie (9), Dilara86 (18), sturlington (62)

9
28,261 members, 395 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: liz_stell (3), merrystar (5), aulsmith (5), amarie (7), soffitta1 (8), AnnaClaire (11), kceccato (12), ahef1963 (12), sturlington (54)

10
10,194 members, 206 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), dara85 (3), hipdeep (6), amarie (10), liz_stell (11), soffitta1 (11), cej1027 (12), ahef1963 (37), sturlington (84)

11
21,418 members, 375 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: TheTowers (2), FranzK72 (6), thecoroner (7), ashcval (8), SonoranDreamer (10), soffitta1 (10), mspixieears (12), sturlington (24), ahef1963 (64)

12
27,960 members, 388 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cpg (1), liz_stell (5), ahef1963 (5), soffitta1 (7), merrystar (12), amarie (13), AnnaClaire (13), sturlington (57)

13
23,193 members, 415 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), liz_stell (4), ArcadiaLynn (5), mspixieears (13), cej1027 (14), amarie (16), soffitta1 (31), ahef1963 (65), sturlington (198)

14
27,515 members, 714 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), liz_stell (6), ArcadiaLynn (6), cej1027 (6), merrystar (8), amarie (14), ahef1963 (15), sturlington (82)

15
26,454 members, 290 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (5), SonoranDreamer (6), FranzK72 (14), ahef1963 (14), merrystar (15), amarie (15), spiphany (15), thecoroner (19), soffitta1 (22), sturlington (197)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This didn't seem that positive to me, but it's been a while since I read it.

16
3,912 members, 58 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), amarie (6), mspixieears (8), kceccato (10), spiphany (10), thecoroner (12), aulsmith (40), ahef1963 (57), sturlington (199)

17
14,490 members, 339 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), sturlington (8), cej1027 (9), mspixieears (10), soffitta1 (19), thecoroner (28), ahef1963 (28), merrystar (43)

18
14,582 members, 441 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: TheTowers (1), spiphany (8), ashcval (9), mspixieears (9), soffitta1 (18), sturlington (27), ahef1963 (27)

20
14,746 members, 202 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: SonoranDreamer (7), FranzK72 (9), merrystar (9), kceccato (13), soffitta1 (17), thecoroner (18), ahef1963 (21), sturlington (201)

21
13,620 members, 202 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (1), thecoroner (3), SonoranDreamer (12), mspixieears (29), merrystar (44), soffitta1 (56), sturlington (233)

22
10,636 members, 185 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (3), kara.shamy (4), mspixieears (15), FranzK72 (23), soffitta1 (25), ahef1963 (30), sturlington (72)

23
13,508 members, 336 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), ashcval (7), mspixieears (14), soffitta1 (20), ahef1963 (25), thecoroner (27), sturlington (44)

24
5,507 members, 311 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), ashcval (3), sturlington (5), SonoranDreamer (13), soffitta1 (27), ahef1963 (52)

25
7,334 members, 143 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (6), kceccato (9), spiphany (9), amarie (12), soffitta1 (13), ahef1963 (44), sturlington (64)

26
16,981 members, 281 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (5), merrystar (10), soffitta1 (15), amarie (18), thecoroner (20), FranzK72 (21), sturlington (56)

27
11,459 members, 336 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: TheTowers (3), cej1027 (10), sturlington (14), soffitta1 (24), ahef1963 (29), aulsmith (39), merrystar (49)

28
16,055 members, 335 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: liz_stell (7), merrystar (11), AnnaClaire (12), soffitta1 (16), amarie (19), mspixieears (23), sturlington (59)

29
6,616 members, 95 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: cpg (6), ahef1963 (7), kceccato (8), thecoroner (16), FranzK72 (18), soffitta1 (40), sturlington (204)

30
7,636 members, 72 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8), amarie (11), soffitta1 (12), aulsmith (13), kceccato (14), ahef1963 (41), sturlington (203)

31
10,802 members, 217 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (10), thecoroner (11), amarie (22), sturlington (30), ahef1963 (32), soffitta1 (35), merrystar (51)

32
14,568 members, 263 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: SonoranDreamer (3), kceccato (7), spiphany (7), ahef1963 (24), soffitta1 (34), sturlington (205)

33
19,715 members, 300 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), FranzK72 (3), ahef1963 (17), soffitta1 (32), sturlington (61)

34
5,880 members, 82 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: Juliew. (1), FranzK72 (16), thecoroner (21), ahef1963 (46), soffitta1 (51), sturlington (206)

35
13,580 members, 234 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (10), liz_stell (14), spiphany (14), kceccato (16), soffitta1 (23), sturlington (32)

36
30,804 members, 485 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: dara85 (2), cej1027 (3), ahef1963 (10), soffitta1 (29), sturlington (50)

37
5,659 members, 192 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: ArcadiaLynn (8), mspixieears (20), amarie (23), soffitta1 (41), ahef1963 (49), merrystar (50), sturlington (202)

38
2,094 members, 96 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: kthxy (2), spiphany (12), mspixieears (21), cej1027 (31), sturlington (63), soffitta1 (119)

39
5,012 members, 50 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), mspixieears (7), kceccato (15), spiphany (16), ahef1963 (51), sturlington (207)

40
17,875 members, 399 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: liz_stell (8), ArcadiaLynn (9), Tinuvia (11), merrystar (23), soffitta1 (54), sturlington (234)

41
2,188 members, 125 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), ashcval (4), SonoranDreamer (16), sturlington (35), soffitta1 (42)

42
34,059 members, 1,150 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: TheTowers (4), KimarieBee (7), ahef1963 (11), soffitta1 (28), sturlington (46)

43
4,222 members, 109 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), merrystar (4), sturlington (7), ahef1963 (8)

44
8,571 members, 158 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (17), FranzK72 (26), soffitta1 (26), sturlington (26), merrystar (38), ahef1963 (38)

45
37,256 members, 541 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Tinuvia (2), FranzK72 (17), merrystar (19), sturlington (31), soffitta1 (76)

46
10,490 members, 241 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (5), thecoroner (8), merrystar (20), sturlington (29), soffitta1 (48)

47
14,243 members, 813 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), cej1027 (8), ahef1963 (20), soffitta1 (46), sturlington (172)

48
10,777 members, 585 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), cej1027 (11), ahef1963 (33), sturlington (37)

49
15,325 members, 268 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (5), FranzK72 (7), mspixieears (30), soffitta1 (55), sturlington (235)

50
7,595 members, 125 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (5), SonoranDreamer (15), soffitta1 (38), ahef1963 (40), sturlington (67)

51
4,541 members, 204 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), Dilara86 (6), SonoranDreamer (20), sturlington (34)

52
14,152 members, 157 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ashcval (5), amarie (20), ahef1963 (23), soffitta1 (33), sturlington (209)

53
766 members, 51 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (1), kri5kras (1), sturlington (270)

54
14,650 members, 369 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: holly_golightly (6), amarie (25), soffitta1 (47), merrystar (52), sturlington (66)

55
5,349 members, 92 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (8), thecoroner (14), ahef1963 (48), soffitta1 (90), sturlington (217)

56
8,929 members, 116 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), FranzK72 (19), mspixieears (24), sturlington (212)

57
10,541 members, 162 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (16), thecoroner (25), ahef1963 (34), soffitta1 (36), sturlington (210)

58
5,103 members, 105 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: TheTowers (6), kara.shamy (7), sturlington (45), ahef1963 (50)

59
3,798 members, 139 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), mspixieears (37), aulsmith (38), soffitta1 (67), sturlington (236)

60
21,982 members, 563 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: TheTowers (5), ahef1963 (16), soffitta1 (30), sturlington (36)

61
3,774 members, 187 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: holly_golightly (4), kara.shamy (9), sturlington (53), soffitta1 (75)

62
2,837 members, 120 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), aulsmith (33), mspixieears (39), soffitta1 (74), sturlington (237)

63
10,142 members, 237 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (8), ahef1963 (35), merrystar (53), soffitta1 (79), sturlington (211)

64
9,239 members, 204 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (3), Dilara86 (26), soffitta1 (37), sturlington (71)

65
21,812 members, 435 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ashcval (6), SonoranDreamer (17), soffitta1 (43), sturlington (43)

66
16,674 members, 299 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (26), FranzK72 (27), soffitta1 (44), ahef1963 (66), sturlington (208)

67
7,105 members, 347 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), amarie (27), soffitta1 (49), sturlington (124)

68
6,751 members, 137 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2), cej1027 (25), soffitta1 (87), sturlington (242)

69
13,504 members, 261 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (4), SonoranDreamer (18), amarie (21), ahef1963 (26), sturlington (216)

Thumbs down: merrystar

70
28,715 members, 502 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: FranzK72 (4), Tinuvia (8), soffitta1 (117), sturlington (238)

71
3,687 members, 105 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: SonoranDreamer (4), Dilara86 (7), sturlington (15)

72
6,674 members, 94 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), amarie (29), ahef1963 (43)

Explanations:

amarie (29): What a great story about a scientist who happens to also be a woman.

73
1,857 members, 34 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: SonoranDreamer (2), aulsmith (9), sturlington (38)

74
11,025 members, 385 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), ahef1963 (31), sturlington (47), soffitta1 (57)

75
10,150 members, 161 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: EMS_24 (4), SonoranDreamer (19), soffitta1 (59), sturlington (240)

76
1,776 members, 22 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Tinuvia (4), FranzK72 (13), soffitta1 (101), sturlington (251)

77
5,600 members, 182 reviews
2.96 stars (2.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (12), Dilara86 (22), amarie (30), soffitta1 (52)

78
6,898 members, 97 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar (17), Dilara86 (24), sturlington (25), soffitta1 (39)

79
10,453 members, 236 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4), merrystar (25), soffitta1 (58), sturlington (239)

80
4,135 members, 64 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), FranzK72 (32), soffitta1 (71), sturlington (247)

81
5,071 members, 111 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4), mspixieears (34), soffitta1 (92), sturlington (245)

82
7,508 members, 163 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: merrystar (16), cej1027 (16), amarie (28), sturlington (213)

83
7,011 members, 151 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (10), FranzK72 (31), soffitta1 (63), sturlington (88)

84
2,585 members, 30 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: dara85 (6), merrystar (31), soffitta1 (68), sturlington (250)

85
5,626 members, 60 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (12), spiphany (13), soffitta1 (89), sturlington (244)

86
14,830 members, 1,081 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22), amarie (24), soffitta1 (45), sturlington (83)

87
7,246 members, 254 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: holly_golightly (5), merrystar (45), soffitta1 (114), sturlington (241)

88
6,365 members, 234 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11), mspixieears (26), soffitta1 (60), sturlington (243)

89
4,462 members, 197 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (10), mspixieears (35), soffitta1 (65), sturlington (246)

90
6,147 members, 178 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3), mspixieears (25), soffitta1 (61)

91
12,971 members, 234 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (17), FranzK72 (20), soffitta1 (80), sturlington (215)

92
8,347 members, 189 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (23), FranzK72 (29), ahef1963 (39), sturlington (218)

93
1,820 members, 45 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: holly_golightly (3), Dilara86 (12), sturlington (263)

94
6,163 members, 287 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: merrystar (18), aulsmith (37), ahef1963 (45), sturlington (220)

95
7,561 members, 163 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: merrystar (21), FranzK72 (30), soffitta1 (85), sturlington (219)

96
3,337 members, 105 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (14), merrystar (55), soffitta1 (70), sturlington (249)

97
24,275 members, 837 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: mspixieears (22), merrystar (54), sturlington (76), soffitta1 (115)

98
5,648 members, 469 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10), kara.shamy (13), soffitta1 (91)

99
3,977 members, 131 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (30), FranzK72 (33), soffitta1 (112), sturlington (248)

100
3,164 members, 43 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), merrystar (30), sturlington (260)

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