Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Female Protagonist list

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

This one is a book I read on a coworker’s recommendation. I absolutely hated it. It took me 31 chapters to get into it, but I stuck with it, because I thought I was missing something since she recommended it. Nope. The book was a stinker, but by the time I had 31 chapters invested, I needed to know how it ended.

Eleanor was certainly fierce, but it didn’t make the book any better.

17 Books with Fierce Female Protagonists

fierce female protagonists

The above linked article talks about books that have fierce female protagonists.  I have read a couple, and some were already on the TBR list.  I look forward to reading the rest, and talking about them.

A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition

George R. R. Martin


Melissa Scrivner Love

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

Time’s a Thief

B.G. Firmani

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

Saints for All Occasions

J. Courtney Sullivan

The After Party

Anton DiSclafani

Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession

Alison Weir


Weike Wang

Standard Deviation

Katherine Heiny


Mandy Berman

The Shark Club

Ann Kidd Taylor

Girl on the Leeside

Kathleen Anne Kenney

Watch Me Disappear

Janelle Brown

Before Everything

Victoria Redel

The Child

Fiona Barton

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty

Ramona Ausubel