Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new list for bloggers to answer. This week’s topics is Ten Favorite Heroines From Books.
1. Hermione from Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I know it is probably very obvious and we will see a lot of her today, but she is pretty amazing! Hermione is smart and pretty tough as well. She is an excellent role model for readers.
2. Vix from Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
This is my favorite book of all time. I always loved Vix as a character and felt a connection to her even the first time I read this book as a teenager. Every time I read this book, I connect to a different part of Vix’s life. She is a character that will always stay with me.
3. Juliette from Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette begins very afraid, being especially fearful of herself and her power. I love how she grew in the series and learned to control her power and gain confidence in herself. She was a character I rooted for and loved to watch develop.
4. Melinda from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda is a character I will never forget. She went through hell and had to fight her way back, but she made it. I love her voice and her views of the world as well.
5. Tana from The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Tana is another tough girl. She handles her situation with nothing but fight. She doesn’t give up even when things seem hopeless and she does whatever is necessary to do what needs to be done.
6. Astrid from Ask the Passengers by AS King
Astrid is all about giving love, even to people she doesn’t even know flying in the airplanes above. And she just wants to be herself, not just a label. She is another strong character whom I adore.
7. Rory from The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
I am seeing a theme…I love tough heroines that fight on their own. Rory works with ghosts and is hilarious! I can’t wait to continue reading her story.
8. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is another character I really connected to. I loved watching her grow to accept herself.
9. Skeeter from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Skeeter is a girl who strives to be true to herself. She follows her dream and she strives to stand up for what she believes is right, even if it means going against the grain.
10. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
What is not to love about Lizzie? She is another tough girl who stays true to herself through and through.
Who are some of your favorites?