Best sci-fi/fantasy books about female friendships

This list is for speculative fiction books that feature strong friendships between women (or between females of different races/species).

No sockpuppets/self-promos.
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4.11 avg rating — 101,547 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 22,410 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 401,171 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 67,947 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 8,764 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 38,295 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 143,054 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 69,291 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 102,475 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 11,236 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 582,690 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 73,770 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 3,127,132 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 90,272 ratings
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16

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3.99 avg rating — 113,970 ratings
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17

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3.96 avg rating — 3,113 ratings
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18

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3.78 avg rating — 222,160 ratings
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19

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3.92 avg rating — 86,991 ratings
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20

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4.32 avg rating — 6,787,224 ratings
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21

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3.74 avg rating — 1,050 ratings
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22

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4.06 avg rating — 12,519 ratings
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23

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3.91 avg rating — 10,624 ratings
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24

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2,426 ratings
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25

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4.39 avg rating — 2,739 ratings
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26

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3.97 avg rating — 44,290 ratings
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27

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3.94 avg rating — 6,469 ratings
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28

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4.19 avg rating — 68,056 ratings
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29

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3.82 avg rating — 49,984 ratings
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30

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4.10 avg rating — 28,047 ratings
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31

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4.10 avg rating — 30,398 ratings
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32

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4.09 avg rating — 9,698 ratings
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32

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3.92 avg rating — 113,055 ratings
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32

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4.09 avg rating — 51,955 ratings
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35

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4.23 avg rating — 60,438 ratings
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36

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3.94 avg rating — 199,521 ratings
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37

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3.58 avg rating — 477 ratings
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38

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 949 ratings
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39

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3.81 avg rating — 17,008 ratings
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40

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3.97 avg rating — 12,778 ratings
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41

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3.71 avg rating — 5,555 ratings
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42

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3.84 avg rating — 780 ratings
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43

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3.84 avg rating — 933,772 ratings
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44

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3.85 avg rating — 589,878 ratings
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45

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4.17 avg rating — 61,321 ratings
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46

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4.09 avg rating — 11,019 ratings
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47

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3.91 avg rating — 4,986 ratings
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48

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3.67 avg rating — 26,480 ratings
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48

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3.54 avg rating — 583,126 ratings
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50

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4.09 avg rating — 70,865 ratings
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51

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4.09 avg rating — 173,064 ratings
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51

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3.86 avg rating — 557 ratings
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53

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3.96 avg rating — 4,377 ratings
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53

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4.09 avg rating — 21,208 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 9,042 ratings
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55

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3.85 avg rating — 11,954 ratings
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57

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4.25 avg rating — 76,360 ratings
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58

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4.18 avg rating — 20,467 ratings
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59

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3.86 avg rating — 5,064 ratings
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60

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4.05 avg rating — 58,673 ratings
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61

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4.01 avg rating — 157,056 ratings
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62

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3.88 avg rating — 1,821 ratings
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63

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4.04 avg rating — 16,229 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 2,765 ratings
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65

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3.73 avg rating — 6,729 ratings
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66

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3.95 avg rating — 69,973 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 9,202 ratings
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68

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3.98 avg rating — 3,382 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 6,991 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 935 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 4,265 ratings
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72

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3.85 avg rating — 3,491 ratings
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73

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3.86 avg rating — 9,221 ratings
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74

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3.69 avg rating — 3,686 ratings
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75

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3.81 avg rating — 44,479 ratings
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76

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3.88 avg rating — 1,112 ratings
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77

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3.73 avg rating — 2,152 ratings
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78

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4.11 avg rating — 982 ratings
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78

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3.68 avg rating — 2,043 ratings
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78

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4.21 avg rating — 24 ratings
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78

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3.59 avg rating — 88 ratings
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78

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3.84 avg rating — 13,773 ratings
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78

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3.93 avg rating — 52,631 ratings
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78

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4.02 avg rating — 72,744 ratings
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78

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4.11 avg rating — 22,668 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 31,999 ratings
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87

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3.84 avg rating — 243,747 ratings
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87

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3.72 avg rating — 611 ratings
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87

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3.96 avg rating — 74 ratings
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87

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4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings
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87

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4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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87

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4.13 avg rating — 40,034 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,288 ratings
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94

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4.38 avg rating — 17,772 ratings
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94

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3.75 avg rating — 33,496 ratings
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96

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3.84 avg rating — 500 ratings
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97

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3.76 avg rating — 208,218 ratings
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97

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4.18 avg rating — 3,714 ratings
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97

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3.80 avg rating — 34,480 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 815 ratings
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157 books · 41 voters · list created November 13th, 2013 by Kelley Ceccato (votes) .
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Kelley 3872 books
26 friends
Sasha 8573 books
121 friends
Sarah 2361 books
81 friends
Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship 1788 books
124 friends
Phoenixfalls 851 books
51 friends
Strangeattractor 73 books
6 friends
Tez 2699 books
752 friends
Clare 6645 books
337 friends

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Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship Love this list! Deleted a couple of self-promos that were cheapening it for everyone.


message 2: by Kelley (new)

Kelley Ceccato Thanks, Emma! I don't have librarian status and so can't keep the list in order. I appreciate any help in that area.


message 3: by Lesli (new)

Lesli The Blue Sword is in the list twice...


message 4: by Kelley (new)

Kelley Ceccato It's been years since I've read The Blue Sword, but I honestly don't remember Harry having a close female friend. It looks like I'll have to read it again...


message 5: by Kelley (new)

Kelley Ceccato Looking over the list with a sigh, wishing it might be longer.


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