Wise Women, Witches, Midwives, Healers, and Strong Girls!
Most of my favorite books have a strong, powerful female protagonist, one who knows or finds her own power, who stands up, speaks out, challenges convention, defies expectations, protects, serves, heals, transforms consciousness or culture. Who are your favorite witchy women, rebel daughters, fierce mothers, wise crones? Please add your favorites!
1 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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2 The Mists of Avalon (Avalon...
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3 Pride and Prejudice
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4 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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5 The Golden Compass (His Dar...
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6 The Diary of a Young Girl
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7 Blood and Fire (Guardian Wi...
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8 Taking Charge
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9 Dwellers of Ahwahnee
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10 Poison Study (Study, #1)
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11 The Wicked Garden (The Wick...
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12 Harry Potter and the Philos...
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13 Pippi Longstocking
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14 LIGHTMASTERS: Number 13
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15 Awakening the Fire (Guardia...
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16 Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)
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17 Anne of Green Gables (Anne ...
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18 Trickster's Choice (Daughte...
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19 Daughter of the Forest  (Se...
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20 Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
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21 Gone with the Wind
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22 The Skinwalker's Apprentice
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23 Ella Enchanted
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24 Moon Called (Mercy Thompson...
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25 To Kill a Mockingbird
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26 Amaretto Flame
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27 The Book Thief
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28 Macbeth
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29 Wicked: The Life and Times ...
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30 Blood & Spirits (The Coming...
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31 The Wee Free Men (Discworld...
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32 The Pillars of the Earth  (...
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33 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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34 Dead Until Dark (Sookie Sta...
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35 Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson...
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36 Alice in Wonderland (Alice'...
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37 Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1)
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38 The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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39 Alanna: The First Adventure...
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40 Dead Witch Walking (The Hol...
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41 Soulless (Parasol Protector...
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42 The Other Boleyn Girl (The ...
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43 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
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44 The Handmaid's Tale
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45 Torment (Bloodlines, #2)
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46 Revelations (Bloodlines, #3)
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47 Mistress of the Art of Deat...
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48 Wise Child (Doran, #1)
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49 World Without End (The Pill...
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50 For a Few Demons More (The ...
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51 The Witching Hour (Lives of...
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52 Violet Midnight (The Enchan...
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53 Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
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54 Year of Wonders
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55 Living Dead in Dallas (Sook...
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56 The Wayward Gifted: Broken ...
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57 Son of the Shadows (Sevenwa...
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58 Bitten (Women of the Otherw...
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59 Child of the Prophecy (Seve...
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60 Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1)
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60 Why Not-World
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62 Jane Eyre
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63 A Hat Full of Sky (Discworl...
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64 The Midwife's Apprentice
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65 Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)
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66 Practical Magic
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66 Silent in the Grave (Lady J...
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68 Midwives
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69 Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)
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70 The Dovekeepers
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71 Pandora
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72 Little Women (Little Women,...
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73 The Witchlets of Witches Br...
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73 Till Death and Beyond (Witc...
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75 Ange'el
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76 Unholy Magic (Downside Ghos...
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77 North of Beautiful
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78 Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
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79 Outlander (Outlander, #1)
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80 The Color Purple
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81 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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82 The Fairy Godmother (Five H...
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83 Caleb's Crossing
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84 Kitty and the Midnight Hour...
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85 Kitty and the Dead Man's Ha...
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86 Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty No...
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87 Kitty and the Silver Bullet...
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88 The Help
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89 The Priest (The Ginecean Ch...
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89 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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89 Forged in Grace
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89 Intermix Nation
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89 Gatsby's Smile
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89 The Genetic Lottery (Egalia...
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95 Crown Duel (Crown & Court, #1)
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95 The Witches of Snyder Farms...
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97 Mrs Darley's Pagan Whispers...
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97 Cinema of Shadows (Harmony,...
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99 Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries...
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100 Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements...
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The Ballad of Young Tam Lin. The sheltered Lady Janet Dunbar always dreamed of being a a warrior maiden. She never dreamed that, at age 20, she would lose her virginity, become pregnant, and fall in love with a Knight of Elfland. Now, can she save her true love from Hell (or the arms of the Goddess)? After facing down her raging, moralistic father for months, fighting supernatural forces seems easy. Brilliant writing - by turns funny, tragic, romantic, and deeply spiritual. Read this one. Blessed be.


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Celina I love the heading of this list of recommended books!


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