Womens Fiction

Women's fiction is an umbrella term for books that are marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels, romantic fiction, "chick lit,"and other sub genres. It is distinct from Women's writing, which refers to literature written by (rather than promoted to) women. There exists no comparable label in English for works of fiction that are marketed to males.
The Romance Writers of America organization defines women's fiction as, "a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her a

Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Lilac Girls
Miller's Valley
Most Wanted
What We Find (Sullivan's Crossing, #1)
The Drowning Girls
Keep Me Posted
Some Women
The Dinner Party
The Children
Miss Julia Inherits a Mess (Miss Julia, #18)
Lies and Other Acts of Love
The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets
My Mrs. Brown
Counted With the Stars (Out from Egypt, #1)
Whisper Beach
The Woman Who Upped and Left
A Weekend Getaway
Memory House (Memory House, #1)
The Dinner Party
Miss Julia Inherits a Mess (Miss Julia, #18)
Coming Home
Return to Bluebell Hill
Not Working: A Novel
Where I Lost Her
Some Women
Her Sister's Shoes (Sweeney Sisters #1)
House of Shadows
The Charm Bracelet
The Assistants
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer WeinerShopaholic and Baby by Sophie KinsellaMini Shopaholic by Sophie KinsellaThe Baby Planner by Josie BrownMomzillas by Jill Kargman
Chick Lit Motherhood
71 books — 16 voters
The Help by Kathryn StockettDreams Come True by Bridgitte LesleyOut of the Box Awakening by Jennifer TheriotOut of the Box Regifted by Jennifer TheriotThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Great Mom/Chick-lit reads & authors!
249 books — 220 voters

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaRemember Me? by Sophie KinsellaDie for Me by Amy PlumUnsticky by Sarra ManningHappily Ever After by Harriet Evans
Books for the 20-Somethings girl
32 books — 21 voters
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe V Girl by Mya RobartsJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëAnge'el by Jamie Le FayNorth and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Feminist romance novels
26 books — 19 voters

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison AllenGarden Spells by Sarah Addison AllenGravity Games by John MatsuiHow to Eat a Cupcake by Meg DonohueThe Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
Women's Fiction for Foodies
74 books — 35 voters
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyBeloved by Toni MorrisonGlittering Images by Susan HowatchThe Saga of the Century by Rebecca WestSilver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Favorite Women's Fiction
42 books — 6 voters

Popular Womens Fiction Books

The Husband's Secret
The Help
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
Big Little Lies
My Sister's Keeper
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)

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