Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. It's good. You should read it. Also, here in my blog post about it, you will learn that any book that joins me in disparaging Delaware automatically wins about 1400 points from me. #fiction
This list is a far from complete list of some of my favorites - they are warriors, scholars, mothers, daughters; they can be wildly in love and impressively practical; they are a little too perfect and incredibly flawed. Most of them have happy endings, some of them don't. In an nutshell - these are girls who act like girls should and must.