29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

    Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

    1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    2. Dealing With Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series) by Patricia C. Wrede

    3. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

    4. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

    5. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

    6. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

    7. Caucasia by Danzy Senna

    8. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

    9. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    10. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow

    11. Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness series) by Tamora Pierce

    12. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

    13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    14. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    15. Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye

    16. Hild by Nicola Griffith

    17. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

    18. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

    19. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    20. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

    21. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

    22. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García

    23. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

    24. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

    25. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

    26. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

    27. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

    28. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

    29. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

    There are countless books out there with awesome female protagonists — tell us in the comments below about your favorites!

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