Or central protagonists. Following the “first character listed under the character section” theory from last week.
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (with, well, Jeanne Wakatsuki, who wrote it)
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (with the titular Franny)
A Gathering of Men by Ernest J. Gaines (with Candy Marshall)
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen (with Mrs. Helene Alving)
Girl by Jamaica Kincaid (with the Mother)
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (with, well, Susanna Kaysen, who wrote it)
leave me alone. I’m breaking my pattern to go ahead and include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson, because while Mikael is more central to the first book, maybe, the trilogy (only the first is listed on SparkNotes) is about Lisbeth freaking Salander, and she is brilliant, so whatever.
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (with Amanda Wingfield)
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (with the titular Alice)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (with Scarlett O’Hara, and I’ve given up trying to keep track of romances set in the 1800s mostly, but this is one)
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor (with the Grandmother)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (with Offred)
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett (with Winnie)
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years by Sarah Louise Delaney, Annie Elizabeth Delaney, and Amy Hill Heart (with, well, Sarah Louise Delaney, who helped write it)
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (with the titular Hedda)
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (with Alima)
Hiroshima by John Hersey (with Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura)
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (with Lyra Belacqua)
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt (with Dicey Tillerman)
The Hours by Michael Cunningham (with Virginia Woolf)
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (with Lily Bart)
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (with Hepzibah Pyncheon)
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (with Clara)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (with Esperanza)
Howards End by E.M. Forster (with Margaret Schlegel)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (with Katniss Everdeen, and why is this on SparkNotes I just have to ask)
26 titles. 3 of which are autobiographical. 13 of which have female authors.
–your fangirl heroine.