Books that women will love

A Listmania! list by Leslie Glutzer "Constant reader" (Chicago, IL USA)
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The list author says: "These are books that I love and recommend to women readers who love a good read. They're mostly about strong women, but not always."
The Rent Collector
1.  The Rent Collector by Camron Steve Wright
The list author says:
  "A true-to-life story about a family living in a garbage dump in Cambodia.  It's a beautiful story about hope."
$18.85   Used & New from: $5.23
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (472 customer reviews)

TransAtlantic: A Novel
2.  TransAtlantic: A Novel by Colum McCann
The list author says:
  "If you loved this author's "Let the Great World Spin", an Amazon book of the year several years ago, you will love these three interwoven stories across many years."
$15.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (551 customer reviews)

Sex, Lies, and Cookies: An Unrated Memoir
3.  Sex, Lies, and Cookies: An Unrated Memoir by Lisa Glasberg
The list author says:
  "This book is for anyone who has ever tried to have a career and date at the same time. A really funny and entertaining memoir from Lisa G. of the Howard Stern Show.  Read all about her hilarious sexploits and get a bunch of great cookie recipes too."
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1.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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The Obituary Writer: A Novel
4.  The Obituary Writer: A Novel by Ann Hood
The list author says:
  "A story of two women, separated by forty years.  Their loves, their lives and their families all come together for you in a wonderful way."
$16.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Eleanor & Park
5.  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The list author says:
  "You will fall in love with these two teenagers as they fall in love.  A special book with two strong voices."
$11.20   Used & New from: $6.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,902 customer reviews)

Me Before You
6.  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The list author says:
  "A beautiful story about a wheelchair-bound guy and the girl who takes care of him."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,298 customer reviews)

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Rules of Civility
7.  Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The list author says:
  "This is about two young women and the man they both like, told through the eyes of one of the women.  Highly recommended!"
$13.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,045 customer reviews)

Sweet Tooth
8.  Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
The list author says:
  "This book is about a young girl working as a sort-of spy.  Lots of twists and a good ending.  I've liked everything he's written."
$31.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (988 customer reviews)

The Age of Miracles: A Novel
9.  The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker
The list author says:
  "What would happen if the earth's rotation began to slow down, a few minutes at a time?  That's the story told through the eyes of a middle-school girl.  It's beautifully told and you feel as though it's actually happening to you."
$19.98   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,000 customer reviews)

The Fault in Our Stars
10.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The list author says:
  "This is a book that really makes you think about life.  It's a love story about two teenagers, both with cancer.  They're funny, they're realistic and they will be your friends long after you finish the book.  I cried through the last 60 pages."
$10.79   Used & New from: $1.78
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32,970 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Night Swim
11.  Night Swim by Jessica Keener
The list author says:
  "A coming of age story that will forever hold a place in your heart.  I will never forget Sarah who reminded me of me."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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The Story of Beautiful Girl
12.  The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
The list author says:
  "This is an incredible book about the love between a man and a woman over many years.  I cried through the last fifty pages.  This book will really touch you."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (507 customer reviews)

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The Language of Flowers: A Novel
13.  The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The list author says:
  "This is a beautiful book that traces the life of a girl in foster care who communicates through flowers.  I learned more about flowers than I ever knew before!"
$17.53   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,351 customer reviews)

The Unit
14.  The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
The list author says:
  "A futuristic story that you won't be able to put down."
$10.84   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel
15.  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender
The list author says:
  "This is a quirky story about an unusual girl who can feel someone's emotions by eating something that person has cooked or baked.  Every member of her family is central to the plot and there's a real twist at the end."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (472 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Labor Day: A Novel
16.  Labor Day: A Novel by Joyce Maynard
The list author says:
  "I had tears in my eyes at the end of this book. It's a story about a 13 year old boy, his mother and the escaped convict who they befriend."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (956 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Day for Night: A Novel
17.  Day for Night: A Novel by Frederick Reiken
The list author says:
  "This is a story told through the eyes of ten different people, some adults and some children.  They're connected to each other in various ways which gives a thread throughout the story.  I hated to come to the end of this book!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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The Summer We Fell Apart: A Novel
18.  The Summer We Fell Apart: A Novel by Robin Antalek
The list author says:
  "I loved this book.  It's a story about four siblings in a dysfunctional family.  Each character has his/her own story with a final story written about the mother.  A really good book from a first-time author."
$9.97   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Please Look After Mom
19.  Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
The list author says:
  "This is a story about a missing Korean woman, reflected through the eyes of her children and husband.  It's a beautifully written book and will really make you appreciate your own mother."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)

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The Host: A Novel
20.  The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer
The list author says:
  "From the author of The Twilight Series...a really interesting scifi story."
$18.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,573 customer reviews) | 76 customer discussions

Never Let Me Go
21.  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The list author says:
  "Another futuristic story with really interesting characters.  If you liked "The Unit" you'll like this one."
$9.01   Used & New from: $0.54
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,090 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

Still Alice
22.  Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The list author says:
  "This book is about a 51 year old woman who comes down with Alzheimer's.  It's very sad because she's a very strong woman, very accomplished and a mother of three.  A slice of life that everybody hopes does not happen to themselves or anyone they love."
$9.52   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,833 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
23.  Let the Great World Spin: A Novel by Colum McCann
The list author says:
  "Lots of interesting stories with a common thread.  I really liked the way minor characters in some stories became central characters in their own stories.  When I finished this book I felt like I had read something special."
$9.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (691 customer reviews)

Love Walked In
24.  Love Walked In by Marisa De los Santos
The list author says:
  "This is the first of two books with the same character base.  The main characters are a woman and a young girl, both in an unsettled place in their lives.  Wonderful character development...you really feel for these two women who are brought together in unusual circumstances."
$9.87   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

Belong to Me: A Novel
25.  Belong to Me: A Novel by Marisa De los Santos
The list author says:
  "This book follows Love Walked In with the same characters and some new ones.  It's another well written book and you can tell the author loves the people in the story.  You will love them too."
$9.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

Little Bee: A Novel
26.  Little Bee: A Novel by Chris Cleave
The list author says:
  "Two strong women from totally disparate backgrounds come together in this stunning story."
$11.54   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,049 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Girl She Used to Be
27.  The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano
The list author says:
  "This story is about a 26 year old woman who's been in witness protection since she was 6.  The main character evolves through her relationships with the agent who's sent to protect her and a member of the family who's connected to the murder she saw.  I couldn't put it down and it has a terrific ending."
$11.71   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Room: A Novel
28.  Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
The list author says:
  "This book really grips you...it's so realistic!  A 5 year old boy tells the story of living with his mother in captivity since his birth.  I wanted to read more and I didn't want to read more, both at the same time."
$16.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,702 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
29.  The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The list author says:
  "In a book translated from the French, three people's lives intersect in a not-to-be-forgotten way: a concierge of a small apartment building, a brilliant young girl who lives there and a Japanese man who moves in.  A stunning ending."
$8.52   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (859 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair
30.  Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went from Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair by Gary David Goldberg
The list author says:
  "This book will have you laughing out loud.  It's a true story written by the producer of the old tv show Family Ties."
$12.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Rescue: A Novel
31.  Rescue: A Novel by Anita Shreve
The list author says:
  "The main character here is a single dad and the book traces his history with the mother of his daughter.  It's a touching story and you really feel for this guy at the end."
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Blue Notebook: A Novel
32.  The Blue Notebook: A Novel by James A. Levine
The list author says:
  "Told through the eyes of a 15 year old prostitute in India."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
33.  Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz
The list author says:
  "A woman's true story about finding out that her husband was an adulterer before he passed away."
$18.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Attack
34.  The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
The list author says:
  "An Arab man tries to figure out why his wife would blow herself up in Israel."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

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The Lake Shore Limited
35.  The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller
The list author says:
  "A wonderful story about four interconnected people and a play written by one of them."
$20.34   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

The Swan Thieves: A Novel
36.  The Swan Thieves: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
The list author says:
  "Two intertwined stories, one a mystery and one a love story, over centuries."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Sharp Objects: A Novel
37.  Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
The list author says:
  "A really good mystery."
$8.33   Used & New from: $3.45
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,365 customer reviews)

A Reliable Wife
38.  A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The list author says:
  "A western about a mail order bride with a real twist half way through."
$12.69   Used & New from: $0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,137 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
39.  The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
The list author says:
  "A mystery you can't put down."
$9.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,563 customer reviews) | 37 customer discussions

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
40.  The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
The list author says:
  "A story about two sisters with a really good ending."
$11.79   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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