Ten Books Every Feisty Female Should Read

10 Books Every Feist Female Should Read

Before we look at Ten Books Every Feisty Female Should Read, I think it’s worth taking a moment to consider the word ‘feisty’.

Personally, I have always taken the descriptor ‘feisty’ as a compliment, and so have been quite perturbed hearing it used in a disparaging context more and more lately.  As a late 70s baby and young girl in the 80s to have pluck or spunk (oh dear, there’s another word that’s been misappropriated since) and having the confidence to express your opinions was seen as a quality to be admired.

feisty, adjective, informal
1. (of a person, typically one who is relatively small) lively, determined, and courageous.
“a love story with a feisty heroine who’s more than a pretty face”
2. touchy and aggressive.
“he got a bit feisty and tried to hit me”

When I say feisty female I mean the former rather than the latter definition.

So let’s swap stroppy for strong, and petulant for persuasive… celebrate the feisty in each of us and enjoy books that do also.

10 Books Every Feisty Female Should Read

Assassin-by-Tara-MossLynnette Lounsbury's We Ate The Road Like VulturesResistance Is Futile by Jenny T Colgan

sweetness bottom pieNancy-Wake-by-Peter-FitzSimonsThe-Curse-of-the-Pharaohs-by-Elizabeth-PetersThe-Discovery-of-Jeanne-Baret-by-Glynis-Ridley

Murder-on-a-Midsummer-Night-by-Kerry-GreenwoodThe Signature of All Things by Elizabeth GilbertGhost Girls by Cath Ferla

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What other titles would you recommend we feisty females read?