Everyone loves reading a strong, fierce, independent lead in a book nowadays. Here I’ve provided a list of a few of my most recent and favorite novels with strong female protagonists.
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
This book series is absolutely brilliant and the main protagonist, Audrey is a thrill to read and encourage throughout the series. Fiercely independent, strong, intelligent, and wickedly sarcastic, this series is one you cannot put down.
- The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
A feminist fantasy novel revolving around Immanuelle Moore, a young woman who learns the dark secrets of her town and the witches which surround its history. For those who read Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and those who wish to understand more in the persecution of women and witches throughout history through a new lens.
- Circe by Madeline Miller
No one should refuse to read a Madeline Miller book and I stand by that full-heartedly. I’ve loved this woman’s writing (yes even before Tiktok made her famous) and the lens she looks through in all of her novels. A must-read, don’t even ask any questions.
- The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Yet another style novel similar to Miller’s works and based on the famous Epics of centuries ago but now rewritten through the female perspective. Here we have a novel that plays out the events of the Trojan War as seen through Briseis’s eyes, Achilles’s concubine.
I encourage all to immediately run to Barnes and Noble and grab these suckers asap. Please comment below a list of your favorite female leading fantasy/fictional novels or authors!!!