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 Violet Midnight (The Enchan...
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2 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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3 The Mists of Avalon (Avalon...
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4 Pride and Prejudice
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5 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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6 Blood and Fire (Guardian Wi...
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7 The Diary of a Young Girl
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8 The Golden Compass (His Dar...
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9 The Wicked Garden (The Wick...
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10 Poison Study (Study, #1)
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11 Harry Potter and the Philos...
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12 Pippi Longstocking
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13 LIGHTMASTERS: Number 13
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14 Awakening the Fire (Guardia...
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15 Amaretto Flame
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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 Gone with the Wind
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19 The Skinwalker's Apprentice
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20 Daughter of the Forest  (Se...
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21 Blood & Spirits (The Coming...
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22 Trickster's Choice (Daughte...
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23 Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
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24 Moon Called (Mercy Thompson...
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25 To Kill a Mockingbird
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26 The Pillars of the Earth  (...
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27 Ella Enchanted
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28 The Book Thief
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29 Dead Until Dark (Sookie Sta...
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30 Dead Witch Walking (The Hol...
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31 Macbeth
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32 Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson...
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33 The Other Boleyn Girl (The ...
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34 Alice in Wonderland (Alice'...
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35 Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
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36 The Wee Free Men (Discworld...
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37 Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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38 The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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39 Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1)
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40 Soulless (Parasol Protector...
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41 Wicked: The Life and Times ...
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42 Torment (Bloodlines, #2)
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43 Revelations (Bloodlines, #3)
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44 Wise Child (Doran, #1)
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45 Alanna: The First Adventure...
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46 World Without End (The Pill...
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47 For a Few Demons More (The ...
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48 Mistress of the Art of Deat...
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49 Graceling (Graceling Realm,...
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50 The Handmaid's Tale
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51 Year of Wonders
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52 The Witching Hour (Lives of...
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53 Living Dead in Dallas (Sook...
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54 The Wayward Gifted: Broken ...
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55 Son of the Shadows (Sevenwa...
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56 Bitten (Women of the Otherw...
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57 Child of the Prophecy (Seve...
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58 Caged in Darkness (Caged, #1)
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58 Why Not-World
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60 A Hat Full of Sky (Discworl...
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61 The Midwife's Apprentice
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62 Witch Child (Witch Child, #1)
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63 Practical Magic
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63 Silent in the Grave (Lady J...
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65 Jane Eyre
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66 The Witchlets of Witches Br...
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67 Unholy Magic (Downside Ghos...
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68 An Apple For Zoë (The Forsa...
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69 North of Beautiful
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70 Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
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71 Outlander (Outlander, #1)
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72 Midwives
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73 Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)
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74 Pandora
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75 Kitty and the Midnight Hour...
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76 Kitty and the Dead Man's Ha...
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77 Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty No...
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78 Little Women (Little Women,...
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79 Kitty and the Silver Bullet...
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80 The Priest (The Ginecean Ch...
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80 Poseidon’s Children (The Le...
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80 Forged in Grace
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80 Intermix Nation
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80 Gatsby's Smile
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85 Crown Duel (Crown & Court, #1)
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85 The Witches of Snyder Farms...
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87 Mrs Darley's Pagan Whispers...
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87 Cinema of Shadows (Harmony,...
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89 Mrs Darley's Moon Mysteries...
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90 Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements...
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91 Emerald Destiny (The Enchan...
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92 Tearing Honor
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93 My Name is Mary Sutter
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94 Succubus Blues (Georgina Ki...
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95 Queen of Song and Souls (Ta...
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95 Catching Fire (The Hunger G...
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97 Thunderbird Falls  (Walker ...
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98 The Seamstress
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99 Mrs. Dalloway
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100 The Ruby in the Smoke (Sall...
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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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