Kick-Ass Women-Written M/M Books

This is a list to honour the best of m/m women and female-identified writers and co-writers.

ATTENTION: DO NOT add transmale/male authors to the list. If in doubt, leave out.
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3.89 avg rating — 4,564 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 6,950 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 10,963 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 4,924 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 7,021 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 6,903 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,219 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 10,462 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 2,082 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,520 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,531 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 2,490 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 5,812 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 9,725 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,961 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 5,548 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 2,428 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 1,927 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 6,326 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 3,266 ratings
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30

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3.88 avg rating — 43 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,967 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 5,434 ratings
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35

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3.83 avg rating — 68,632 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 3,523 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 3,915 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 4,100 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 4,666 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 159 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 3,055 ratings
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42

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4.12 avg rating — 287 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,565 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 824 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 597 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 550 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 5,364 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 3,653 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 1,946 ratings
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51

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3.75 avg rating — 691 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 979 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 1,157 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 13,914 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 1,167 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 2,210 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 7,172 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,224 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 4,720 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 3,809 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 680 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,192 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 19,284 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 350 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 3,009 ratings
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3.41 avg rating — 414 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 8,236 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 1,571 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 594 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 2,630 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 1,345 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 1,288 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 466 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 897 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 1,163 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 826 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 2,412 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 6,299 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 6,161 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 804 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 410 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 5,874 ratings
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670 books · 145 voters · list created September 19th, 2010 by Aleksandr Voinov (votes) .
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Aleksandr 914 books
1856 friends
Kei 604 books
193 friends
Saritza 1365 books
1046 friends
D. 122 books
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Belinda 219 books
835 friends
A.B. 1407 books
467 friends
Kari 872 books
660 friends
Chérie 120 books
2892 friends

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message 1: by Aleksandr (new)

Aleksandr Voinov Thanks, that's growing nicely!


message 2: by Karen K (new)

Karen K Um... Zathyn is definitely a man so his books shouldn't be on the list. :)


message 3: by Cleon Lee (new)

Cleon Lee Karen wrote: "Um... Zathyn is definitely a man so his books shouldn't be on the list. :)"

I second this. Zathyn Priest is a man.


message 4: by Erica (last edited Mar 19, 2012 04:26PM) (new)

Erica Pike Cleon wrote: "Karen wrote: "Um... Zathyn is definitely a man so his books shouldn't be on the list. :)"

I second this. Zathyn Priest is a man."


Third this. #103 The Curtis Reincarnation and One of Those Days # 81.

Zathyn Priest is definitely male.


message 5: by Amara (new)

Amara Fourth Zathyn Priest.

And why are the Voinov Dark Soul books on here? There's no female co-writer on those...

Ugh. Why do we have to gender check to read/buy/vote for books anyway? Can't we just like... authors? And books?


message 6: by Aleksandr (last edited May 22, 2012 05:11AM) (new)

Aleksandr Voinov Just worked out how to delete books from this list - Zathyn and the Dark Soul series are deleted.


message 7: by Rhi (new)

Rhi Etzweiler Is it just me or is anyone else struggling with the delineation between "women" and "female identified" authors in the description here?

Not trying to make waves here, I think female writers fail to garner attention. That gender bias is not only "traditional," it has a long and ugly history.

However, I don't see any reason to delineate between gender identification and gender label. So there's no need for the dual wording. If an author identifies as female, it doesn't matter if they write their stories in longhand using their dick for a quill (props to Amara, all your fault). They're a female writer. Just as the reverse is true.

And I identify as GQ (nonbinary gender, or nongendered) so... while I'm slightly surprised to see Dark Edge of Honor on this list, I can roll with it because my pseudonym is feminine and society isn't going to shed its binary blindness any time soon. (And what's in my pants won't ever be up for discussion, as it's moot.)

Not making a stink, just creating a little visibility. Probably not the best place for it, but what the hell. :)


message 8: by Erica (new)

Erica Pike Aleksandr wrote: "Just worked out how to delete books from this list - Zathyn and the Dark Soul series are deleted."

Thank you for removing Zath :)


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