Womens Fiction

Women's fiction is an umbrella term for books that are marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels, romantic fiction, "chick lit," and other sub genres. It is distinct from Women's writing, which refers to literature written by (rather than promoted to) women. There exists no comparable label in English for works of fiction that are marketed to males.
The Romance Writers of America organization defines women's fiction as, "a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her

Nine Perfect Strangers
A Spark of Light
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)
The Dream Daughter
One Day in December
The Proposal
Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)
The Witch of Willow Hall
Marilla of Green Gables
The Royal Runaway
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
The Memory of You (Sanctuary Sound, #1)
Miles from Where We Started
The Witch's Portal
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Nine Perfect Strangers
A Spark of Light
One Day in December
Winter in Paradise (Paradise, #1)
A Curve in the Road
Small Town Rumors
Whisper Me This
Big Little Lies
Still Me (Me Before You, #3)
Sea of Memories
The Memory of You (Sanctuary Sound, #1)
The Beekeeper's Promise
The Last Mrs. Parrish
The Lilac Bouquet
Evidence of the Affair
Letters to Eloise by Emily  WilliamsLittle Earthquakes by Jennifer WeinerMommy Tracked by Whitney GaskellShopaholic and Baby by Sophie KinsellaMini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Chick Lit Motherhood
77 books — 32 voters
Try Not to Breathe by Holly SeddonLoderunner by Christina EngelaBonfire by Krysten RitterThe Truth about Julia by Anna SchaffnerDead Man's Hammer by Christina Engela
Top-notch Thrillers
9 books — 3 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodCaught by Christina J. MichaelsA Disconnected Life by Virginia AirdMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenProdigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Women's Fiction by Strong Women
46 books — 20 voters
Atomic Summer by Elaine D. WalshHow Should a Person Be? by Sheila HetiNW by Zadie SmithGone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Earthquake Machine by Mary Pauline Lowry
Best Women's Fiction 2012
5 books — 9 voters

Popular Womens Fiction Books

Big Little Lies
The Husband's Secret
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
The Help
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
What Alice Forgot
My Sister's Keeper
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)
After You (Me Before You, #2)

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