1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    Is Jo the undisputed feminist icon of 19th century literature? Yes.
  2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
    "Being smart [is] better than being good-looking." - my first crush, Gilbert Blythe
  3. Betsy-Tacy (series) by Maud Hart Lovelace
    Betsy was boy crazy and pretty and career driven simultaneously. She never had to give up anything to be smart.
  4. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
    I'm not embarrassed to say 98% of the reason I was happy I got my appendix out was so I could be like this sassy heroine.
  5. Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
    Hermione! Luna! Professor Mcgonagall!