Best Biographies of Notable Women

List of the Month
March 2024 (see all)
Description
In honor of Women's History Month, our List of the Month this March is devoted to the Best Biographies of Notable Women that we have read. Each participant may vote on ten titles, and may define "notable" as they choose. For the purposes of this list, we define "biography" expansively, to include autobiographies and memoirs. Please only downvote titles if they do not fit the theme, and are not biographies.
4
8,542 members
342 reviews
½ 4.4
5
12,725 members
242 reviews
6
8,525 members
322 reviews
4.2
9 Members
Aquila, EerierIdyllMeme, raidergirl3, nessreader, LibraryCin, AbigailAdams26, MahanaU, steller0707, Tosta
Explanations
AbigailAdams26: I loved this book, and the mixture of the familiar and unfamiliar, in Satrapi's life story.
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1,974 members
21 reviews
½ 3.7
8
1,371 members
53 reviews
4
9
10,246 members
145 reviews
½ 4.4
11
745 members
33 reviews
½ 4.3
12
3,621 members
128 reviews
4.1
13
2,163 members
53 reviews
4.1
14
8,176 members
368 reviews
4.2
15
8,362 members
160 reviews
4.1
16
2,091 members
29 reviews
4
17
282 members
1 review
4.2
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5,247 members
99 reviews
3.9
19
10,321 members
291 reviews
3.8
20
5,517 members
239 reviews
4.1
21
303 members
20 reviews
½ 3.7
22
2,646 members
158 reviews
4.1
23
2,698 members
45 reviews
4
24
5,166 members
203 reviews
4.2
25
1,068 members
16 reviews
4
26
686 members
18 reviews
½ 3.7
27
6,560 members
98 reviews
4
4 Members
birder4106, JoMarsh, SusanBraxton, JustJune,lilithcat
Explanations
lilithcat : Not a biography.
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2,909 members
26 reviews
4
29
1,293 members
50 reviews
4.2
30
568 members
15 reviews
4
31
142 members
6 reviews
4
32
496 members
5 reviews
½ 3.7
33
3,034 members
67 reviews
3.8
34
4,704 members
92 reviews
4
35
1,609 members
33 reviews
4
36
4,332 members
78 reviews
4
37
20,507 members
797 reviews
4.2
3 Members
terran, vwinsloe, Tosta
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2,185 members
35 reviews
4.1
39
503 members
9 reviews
3.9
2 Members
dewasus1, Boand
40
6,481 members
269 reviews
4.1
2 Members
kleo, barefootsong
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59 members
1 review
3.8
42
132 members
7 reviews
3.9
2 Members
gypsysmom, elorin
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780 members
26 reviews
4
44
742 members
40 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
dara85, Tosta, HH_Library,lilithcat
Explanations
lilithcat : I can think of no definition of "notable" that would include her.
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5,197 members
58 reviews
3.9
2 Members
Cecrow, msjudy
46
205 members
7 reviews
½ 4.3
47
1,734 members
25 reviews
4
48
529 members
5 reviews
3.9
2 Members
kleo, LibraryCin
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9,508 members
520 reviews
3.8
50
351 members
9 reviews
4.1
51
88 members
3 reviews
3.8
2 Members
affle, thorold
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245 members
5 reviews
4.2
2 Members
nessreader, Boand
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1,770 members
45 reviews
4.1
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542 members
12 reviews
3.9
55
1,198 members
27 reviews
4.1
56
309 members
4 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
affle, thorold
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2,246 members
121 reviews
4.2
2 Members
aprille, Tosta
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317 members
3 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
Aquila, nessreader
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796 members
17 reviews
3.8
2 Members
dara85, terran
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305 members
9 reviews
4
61
2,296 members
29 reviews
3.8
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1,466 members
87 reviews
4.2
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308 members
21 reviews
½ 3.7
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3,521 members
106 reviews
3.9
Member
vwinsloe
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1,612 members
16 reviews
4.2
Member
EMS_24
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1,368 members
20 reviews
4
Member
gmathis
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756 members
11 reviews
3.8
68
662 members
2 reviews
4
69
489 members
11 reviews
3.9
70
459 members
11 reviews
½ 3.5
71
446 members
8 reviews
4
73
398 members
4 reviews
½ 3.6
74
375 members
5 reviews
3.9
75
367 members
2 reviews
½ 4.4
Member
beehappy
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267 members
3 reviews
½ 3.6
Member
AbigailAdams26
Explanations
AbigailAdams26: This was the first adult book I ever read, taken from my mother's shelves when I was a little girl, and I was fascinated by it. I reread it many times.
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241 members
4 reviews
4.1
Member
cpg
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182 members
6 reviews
½ 4.3
80
176 members
1 review
4.2
Member
GiGi2000
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167 members
13 reviews
½ 3.7
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anyother
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134 members
1 review
½ 3.7
Member
hipdeep
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107 members
½ 3.4
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105 members
4 reviews
½ 3.5
Member
gypsysmom
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103 members
4 reviews
½ 4.3
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elkiedee
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81 members
2 reviews
½ 4.5
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Boand
90
39 members
4
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al.vick
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39 members
1 review
½ 3.6
92
37 members
2 reviews
½ 4.5
Member
rocketjk
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37 members
½ 4.5
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31 members
6 reviews
½ 4.5
Member
Shookie
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16 members
1 review
½ 4.5
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slimikin
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7 members
1 review
5
Member
mitchma
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2,645 members
97 reviews
4
Member
Cecrow
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1,920 members
40 reviews
4.1
Member
cbl_tn
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1,211 members
25 reviews
4
Member
rocketjk