11 Scintillating Novels Written By Women For Women
Plenty of surveys have shown that women tend to read more than men, especially fiction. Whether you chalk that up to biology, socialization, or something else entirely, it's true of everything from romance to literary fiction. Sometimes it is nice to know that you're getting something written by someone who is likely to share certain experiences or assumptions about the world as you. If you're in that mood, one of the entries on our list is sure to strike your fancy.
11 Examples Of Great Women's Fiction
- Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters
- Endless Love by Nelle L'Amour
- That Thing You Do by Kayti McGee
- Garden of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews
- Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
- Forgetting August by J.L. Berg
- The Royal Treatment by M.J. Summers
- In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch
- The Forgotten Ones by Steena Holmes
- Running on Empty by L.B. Simmons
- For Every Solution, A Problem by Kerstin Gier
What Works In Women's Fiction?
Diversifying your reading list is always a good idea. If you're ready to delve into some masterpieces by women, this list will help you choose the next book to add to your library. Most of these are lighthearted stories, but some of them might also make you cry. In no particular order, here are 11 scintillating novels written by women for women.
At #1 is "Find You in the Dark" by A. Meredith Walters. Maggie has always lived in her comfort zone. She's the perfect daughter, but her days are always the same. Until she meets Clay, the handsome and mysterious guy in her school. As time goes on, these two different people grow closer together and learn lessons from each other. This is a deep story about first loves, first heartaches, mental health, and facing the past.
#2: "Endless Love" by Nelle L'Amour. This is the sequel to "Undying Love." It won't fail to capture readers' hearts. The main character, Ryan, is trying to move on from the death of his wife Allee. But no matter how hard he tries, he keeps spiraling back into grief. He gets a second shot at love when he meets Willow Rosenthal, a beautiful ex-ballerina, who makes him feel alive.
Coming in at #3: "That Thing You Do" by Kayti McGee. Greta Steinburg's friends are not going to let her grow old alone. This is why they push her to date Jon, a hot DJ that she isn't interested in. Eventually, she decides to fake a date with Jon to get her best friends off her back. But things get out of control when the spark between them grows stronger. This is an exciting and charming journey of finding love in the most unusual ways.
At #4 is "Garden of Goodbyes" by Faith Andrews. Far from an ordinary love story, this book is about betrayal, love, and addiction. The characters of Eden, Lennox, and Violet make readers experience a lot of emotions. Their pain is palpable, and the author does an impressive job of portraying each character.
#5: "Lost and Found Sisters" by Jill Shalvis. Life always has a way of surprising us, and this is just what is happening to Quin Weller. She's losing everything that is important to her. Following the death of her sister, Quinn's love life goes down the drain, which causes her even more emotional pain. But little does she know that these obstacles are going to lead her to her destiny in Wildstone, California. This is a story of hope, new beginnings, and happy endings.
At #6 is "Forgetting August" by J.L. Berg. August loses his memory because of an accident, so he turns to Everly, a girl from his past, to help him remember everything. However, walking down memory lane also means remembering the horrible parts of himself. Together, they try to build new memories and learn from their past.
#7: "The Royal Treatment" by Melanie Summers. If you're looking for a romantic comedy novel that will make you laugh and brighten your mood, then this story about a royal prince and a tough girl might be your next read. The main characters are completely different from each other, but nothing is too hard when it comes to the power of love.
Another lighthearted book is #8, "In the Light of the Garden" by Heather Burch. It is about Charity Baxter, a girl who has dealt with a lot of heartache growing up because of her mother. When she inherits her grandparents' island estate after they pass away, she encounters a handsome neighbor, a runaway girl, an uncle, and even reunites with her mom. Readers will join Charity in her journey to find forgiveness, love, and a family.
#9: "The Forgotten Ones" by Steena Holmes. Elle discovers some family secrets when she meets her grandfather in a hospital. He tells her things about her own past that she doesn't know. Family issues are revealed as the protagonist tries to find the truth. Elle's story is full of suspense, tragedy, and dark secrets.
#10: "Running on Empty" by L.B. Simmons. Alex's world crumbles down when her husband dies. She's determined to survive and focus on her kids. But her childhood friend Blake shows up and makes her feel emotions that she thought she would never feel again. Their story will teach you how you can always start over, no matter how many times you fall.
#11: "For Every Solution, A Problem" by Kerstin Gier. Gerri is ready to leave the world by overdosing on pills, but she isn't going to go without saying her last goodbyes to everyone. She does this by writing them letters about what she really thinks of them. However, her suicide attempt fails and she has to face the people who got her letters. This is a fun story that is also full of lessons about the decisions that we make in life and their consequences.