9 Books with Strong Female Leads

Who does not like strong female characters? Because I love them, and that is why I love Tsunade from Naruto, yes, there are some character issues and development, but the essence of strength is there.

Female characters do not need a savior since they all can defend themselves. Women have always been considered the weakest and the ones that need saving, but on this site, we do not believe nor support that kind of nonsense, here we love character development and female characters that will prove to the system that they can do everything! So, let’s go at it!


The Four Winds by Kristen Hanna

This novel happens during the Great Depression and how this family, a single mother, has to navigate this time of uncertainty while supporting herself and her family. A definitive example of bravery, independence, and simply a wonderful woman.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

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This novel happens during the highly patriarchal era of the 60s when women were nothing and should aim for female roles only. Where men are trusted, and women are the victims since they “looked for it”. Where independence, ownership, bravery, and womanhood were signs of craziness. However, Elizabeth Zott is against this, and sing young fought the patriarchy, and the system, and focus on her success under her terms and talents, to the point of becoming the catalyst for change.

I compared this a bit to The Handmaid’s Tale, and, although Facebook readers disagree, it has the same themes of women being objects for the grabber, where women had no power or authority, and even participated against their female counterparts.

By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey

A fantasy novel, and happily a stand-alone novel. The story starts with a badass teenager, and if you say, meh I don’t like teenager titles: time skips, and then it is about a badass mercenary captain, and since it is fantasy, you can expect a lot of magic.

Circe by Madeline Miller

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We already talked in our book review that Circe is one of the strongest characters ever, one that had such amazing character development, the one that will face any god, any power, and anything that gets in her way. It takes time, but the satisfaction of certain parts will be AMAZING.

Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

This novel has an outstanding main character, and people dislike her for being traumatized and she acts that way. For example, her trauma makes her very self-doubting. As the reader dives deeper into this novel, they realized that we can’t trust the narrator as Claire cannot trust her surroundings. However, since she is the center of the story, we will see how she overcomes all adversities.

Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers

A rogue and badass princess turned her back to her title and runs away! However, after 20 years on the run, they drag her back to the kingdom since she is the last heir to the standing throne. Now, she is closer to 40 and her only love interest was killed in chapter one, so no romance or any other nonsense will be on her way. A plus? This novel is a Sci-Fi based on Hindu Religion!

Girl Wait With Gun by Amy Stweart

In this novel, the main character isn’t looking for the help of any men, and we are here for it! Constance Kopp is capable of standing on her own without any man bothering her. As the novel goes on and the reader starts to see why Kopp is such a badass of a woman, the plot twist at the end will drop your jaw and will leave you gasping for air.

The Change by Kirsten Miller

I have to hold myself from yelling to the world that they have to read this book! Paranormal, fiction, yet inspired by real-life events! Nessa, Harriet, and Jo are a unique trio. Nessa can see dead people, Jo has a fire within her, and Harriet knows that there is a bigger power, and it might have blessed her. Breaking every social paradigm, these women get together to resolve a mystery that a group of men was unable to resolve… or maybe they just didn’t want to… Note: Harriate is THE BEST. FULL REVIEW HERE

Mercy House by Alena Dillon

An old yet still worth-recommending novel that everybody should read! Enjoyable to the maximum we have a group of nuns that go against the biggest patriarchal system of the world: the church! As they become close to each other after years of living together and doing their best to change the world and protect other women, Mercy House becomes to be one of the books that open my eyes to book club worth books! Together with the #metoo movement, this novel looks to give a voice to those who lost it many years ago! READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE


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  1. wittysarcasticbookclub Avatar

    Awesome post, great list!

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    1. Caesar H. Avatar

      Thank you so much! I have always liked strong female leads and I thought I was time to find those and put them together ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. wittysarcasticbookclub Avatar

        I have a similar post but none of these books are on it, except for Mercedes Lackey. Adding them to my TBR!

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      2. Caesar H. Avatar

        There are so many books there! Happy to add to your TBR 😂😂 that is my mission in this world 😂

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      3. wittysarcasticbookclub Avatar

        Mission accomplished!

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      4. Caesar H. Avatar

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