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Literature About Women and Girls

Description: Recommend good books, written by men and women, telling positive stories about women and girls and examining women's issues. This is based on my massive reading list of books about women and girls, but additions are welcome.

Members: 35 participating members (show all)

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69,843 members, 1,346 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Explanations:

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

elkiedee (73): I'm not anti trans, but not confirming to stereotype gender roles of her time doesn't make Scout "trans"

sturlington (119): There is no evidence to support that. She is also not a woman. She is a girl.

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70,989 members, 1,254 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

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

sturlington (98): Elizabeth Bennett is one of the great heroines in literature.

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33,413 members, 464 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
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32,441 members, 345 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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9,433 members, 99 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
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8,465 members, 168 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)
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45,018 members, 621 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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6,996 members, 99 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
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34,121 members, 527 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
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31,100 members, 962 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
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23,644 members, 349 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
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20,261 members, 379 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)
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18,754 members, 434 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
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12,537 members, 284 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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11,925 members, 213 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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8,543 members, 145 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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7,581 members, 223 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)
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6,646 members, 299 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
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16,305 members, 185 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
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15,793 members, 296 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)
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12,376 members, 428 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
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12,338 members, 196 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)
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11,850 members, 271 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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10,946 members, 239 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
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8,812 members, 186 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
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8,473 members, 284 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
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8,085 members, 123 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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7,314 members, 340 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)
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6,235 members, 117 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)
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6,178 members, 182 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
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5,731 members, 131 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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5,004 members, 134 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)
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4,800 members, 153 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
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4,710 members, 136 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
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4,180 members, 146 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)
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3,133 members, 130 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
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34,299 members, 591 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)
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24,557 members, 597 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
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20,498 members, 888 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
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18,302 members, 306 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
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15,227 members, 285 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
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12,787 members, 624 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
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12,577 members, 225 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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12,421 members, 262 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
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11,668 members, 206 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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10,788 members, 421 reviews
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10,368 members, 318 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)
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9,893 members, 222 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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9,075 members, 586 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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7,981 members, 178 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
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7,403 members, 561 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
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7,310 members, 272 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
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6,718 members, 380 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
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6,108 members, 187 reviews
2.97 stars (2.97 stars)
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5,767 members, 134 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
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5,348 members, 209 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
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3,887 members, 169 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (March 2014)

Type: Unnumbered

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