Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

There are so many.  Here are my favorites, in random order:


10. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl
When I was a kid I wanted to be Matilda when I grew up.  I'm still working on it.


9. Cath Avery from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Though she's probably not who you think of when you think of a hard core heroine, she is strong and smart and kind and determined and I adore her.


8. Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
On the other hand, Celaena is exactly who I think of when I think of a hard core heroine.


7. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I love her for her resourcefulness, bravery, and absolute loyalty to those she loves.


6. Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
No explanation needed.


5. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
She is sharp witted and determined, and she gets Mr. Darcy.  Some people have all the luck.


4. Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I loved watching Elisa come into her own.  What a fantastic character.


3. Vin from the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Vin is about as hard core as it is possible to get.


2. Danaerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
She's the daughter of dragons.  Of course she's on my list.


1. Lia from The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
This character surprised me with how much I cared about her and her story.  She's now one of my favorites.


Who are your favorites?  Who would you add?

14 comments:

  1. I just finished reading Fangirl yesterday (thanks for the recommendation!) and I agree, Cath is fantastic.

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    1. Yay!!! So glad you liked it! It's one of my favorites.

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  2. I didn't participate this week cause I couldn't narrow this down or think of absolute favorites. Celeana would have made my list though. I love that you included Matilda! Loved that book and movie as a kid. Liesel is an amazing pick as well.

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    1. It is hard to think of favorites, and now that I've read other lists I keep thinking of heroines I forgot. But I'm glad you were happy to see Celaena and Matilda and Liesel!

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  3. I love your choices. Most people are choosing kick butt girls, which is fine, but I like some of your mellower choices. Especially because they really are kick butt.

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    1. Yes! Totally agree. There are several different ways to be hard core.

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  4. Yay! I know a couple of the people you listed! Woo hoo! I agree with Liesl and Hermione. While I liked Elizabeth, she wasn't my main focus on Pride and Prejudice, lol.

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  5. Another of my favourites is Flavia De Luce, from Alan Bradley's mysteries. Such spunk!

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    1. Yes! Totally!! Wish I had thought to include her. I love Flavia.

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  6. Yes! Daenerys, Elizabeth Bennet, Hermione and Matilda! Excellent picks.

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    1. Thanks! There are so many phenomenal heroines out there.

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