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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)

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59,669 members, 1,185 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

sturlington (186): There is no evidence to support that. She is also not a woman. She is a girl.

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60,846 members, 1,092 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

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

sturlington (145): Elizabeth Bennett is one of the great heroines in literature.

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26,985 members, 297 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

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

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28,509 members, 392 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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17,306 members, 286 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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16,351 members, 338 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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11,040 members, 217 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
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10,771 members, 194 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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7,840 members, 75 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
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7,439 members, 142 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
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6,710 members, 97 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
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37,968 members, 548 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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34,338 members, 1,155 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
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18,658 members, 409 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)
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14,971 members, 453 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)
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14,911 members, 266 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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13,756 members, 336 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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8,752 members, 166 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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31,048 members, 495 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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29,311 members, 507 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)
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20,137 members, 307 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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16,986 members, 308 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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15,624 members, 273 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
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15,088 members, 375 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
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14,481 members, 827 reviews
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10,721 members, 167 reviews
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10,718 members, 244 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
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10,335 members, 242 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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7,648 members, 127 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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5,651 members, 317 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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25,080 members, 867 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
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22,265 members, 569 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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14,407 members, 158 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
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13,689 members, 260 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)
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13,296 members, 244 reviews
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11,144 members, 393 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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11,057 members, 174 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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11,008 members, 594 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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10,675 members, 244 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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10,411 members, 164 reviews
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9,426 members, 209 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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9,124 members, 123 reviews
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8,470 members, 197 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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7,706 members, 162 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
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7,687 members, 164 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
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7,358 members, 257 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
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7,186 members, 351 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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7,042 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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6,326 members, 240 reviews
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6,258 members, 294 reviews
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5,742 members, 63 reviews
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5,228 members, 106 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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5,175 members, 110 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
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4,648 members, 216 reviews
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4,328 members, 112 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
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4,089 members, 197 reviews
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3,842 members, 140 reviews
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3,425 members, 106 reviews
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2,871 members, 122 reviews
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2,666 members, 30 reviews
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2,310 members, 132 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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24,304 members, 782 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
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22,127 members, 440 reviews
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17,404 members, 791 reviews
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14,435 members, 353 reviews
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12,406 members, 355 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
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11,140 members, 189 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
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10,519 members, 226 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
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8,380 members, 157 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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7,811 members, 133 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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6,632 members, 96 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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6,299 members, 114 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
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6,277 members, 68 reviews
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6,275 members, 184 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (March 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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