Books with Strong Women Characters (All Genres)
You know, those women that you envy, admire, and strive to be like.
1 Pride and Prejudice
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2 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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3 Among the Shrouded
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 241 ratings
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4 Relics (The Thulukan Chroni...
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5 Portals (The Thulukan Chron...
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6 Jane Eyre
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 887,462 ratings
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7 Predator & Prey (The Devens...
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8 The Cana Mystery
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 376 ratings
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9 Gone with the Wind
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 638,568 ratings
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10 The Stones of Andarus (The ...
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4.94 of 5 stars 4.94 avg rating — 68 ratings
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11 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,204,102 ratings
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12 Plebs
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4.84 of 5 stars 4.84 avg rating — 79 ratings
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13 Deadly Thyme
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14 Fire of Stars and Dragons (...
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15 The Girl Who Played with Fi...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 439,616 ratings
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16 The Color Purple
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 295,029 ratings
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17 Magic America
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4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 57 ratings
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18 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 1,428,100 ratings
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19 Intermix Nation
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 102 ratings
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20 Howl's Moving Castle (Howl'...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 89,584 ratings
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21 The Scarlet Letter
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 380,830 ratings
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22 Ella Enchanted
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 247,988 ratings
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23 Matilda
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 297,817 ratings
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24 Mockingjay (The Hunger Game...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,301,296 ratings
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25 Tales of Sex & Suburban Lunacy
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 61 ratings
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25 A Forest of Doors: An Orpha...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 32 ratings
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27 The Golden Compass (His Dar...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 690,349 ratings
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28 Their Eyes Were Watching God
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 134,899 ratings
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29 To Kill a Mockingbird
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,057,730 ratings
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30 The Roman Mongrel
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings
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31 Moon Called (Mercy Thompson...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 91,083 ratings
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32 Blood Slave
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 452 ratings
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33 The Reader
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 104,069 ratings
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34 Eat, Pray, Love
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 850,132 ratings
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35 My Sister's Keeper
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 639,220 ratings
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36 Anne of Green Gables (Anne ...
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37 Escaping the Arroyo
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 351 ratings
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37 Rock My World
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 86 ratings
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39 The Pool and the Pedestal
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40 The Trees and the Night (Th...
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40 The Merchant and the Menace...
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42 Darkfever (Fever, #1)
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43 The Mirror and the Maelstro...
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44 The Infernal Devices: Clock...
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45 The Jane Austen Book Club
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46 The Awakening
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 92,697 ratings
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47 The Other Boleyn Girl (The ...
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48 The Historian
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 162,464 ratings
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49 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 225,627 ratings
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50 A Great and Terrible Beauty...
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51 Dhampir (The Noble Dead Sag...
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52 The House on Prospect
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52 Agent of Desire (Jessica Bo...
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52 Cinema of Shadows (Harmony,...
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52 Ditching the Dream (Dream, #1)
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56 The Handmaid's Tale
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57 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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58 Spook House (Harmony, India...
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59 Green Rider (Green Rider, #1)
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60 The Wide Game (Harmony, Ind...
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60 Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 202,492 ratings
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62 Silver Borne (Mercy Thompso...
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 53,808 ratings
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63 The Girl Who Kicked the Hor...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 359,925 ratings
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64 Stardust
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 184,675 ratings
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65 I Know Why the Caged Bird S...
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66 Dealing with Dragons (Encha...
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67 Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 61,677 ratings
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68 Angel Sometimes
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68 Barriers of the New World
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68 Η μαμά ή μανιφέστο μιας παρ...
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68 Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer
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68 Sex, Doug, and a Rocky Road
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68 Strong Enough
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68 Where the Deer Dwell
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68 The Quadrant War (Kiah's So...
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68 Front Page Fatality (A Head...
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68 The Velocipede Races
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68 Quintessentially Q (Monster...
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68 Sinners and the Sea: The Un...
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68 Waiting for Romeo (Romeo, #2)
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68 The Cruelty
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68 The First
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83 Nette
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84 Polgara the Sorceress
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 17,666 ratings
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85 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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86 The Queen's Fool (The Tudor...
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87 The Golem and the Jinni
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88 Raven's Shadow (Raven, #1)
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88 Raven's Strike (Raven Duolo...
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90 The Birth of Venus
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91 The Complete Persepolis (Pe...
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92 The Woman in White
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93 Dracula
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 423,351 ratings
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94 The Firebrand
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95 The Serpent Garden
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96 The Novice (The Black Magic...
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97 In Pursuit of the Green Lio...
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98 The Harper Hall of Pern (Pe...
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99 The Stepsister Scheme (Prin...
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100 Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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