Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is the Top Ten Favorite Heroines from books. I picked out mostly favorite heroines from books, but added a few from tv shows (because, if i get started on that, too, well I can go for a long time). Let’s get started !
1 • Lyra Belacqua, The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman.
She’s not a teenager yet when the series starts, and not an heroine. And she grows into both during the story. What a character. Smart, witty…she’ll always be one of my favorite heroines.
2 • Mara Dyer, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin.
I don’t even know where to begin. She’s a little creepy at times (okay…a lot), but amazingly strong and fierce. I just love her, and the way she grows with the story.
3 • Spencer Hastings, Pretty Little Liars, Sara Shepard.
I sometimes think I’m too much like Spencer…and I like it. Okay, judge me. She’s a control-freak, sucess-obsessed, crazy girl…but she has such a determination I admire so much.
4 • Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins. I’m probably not the first to quote her, but it’s one of the must-have. Katniss is strong, she’d do anything to protect her family, she fights for what she believes in, and makes it obviously on this list.
5 • Lena Haloway – Tidle, The Delirium series, Lauren Oliver.
I relate the most to Lena in this list. She reminds me of myself in a lots of way : her shyness, her being-scared-of-breaking-the-rules…Thorough the series, she grows into this amazing heroine, one she wasn’t destined to be in the first place, at all.
6 • Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, J.K Rowling.
Okay, this is THE must-have in your list. Who doesn’t love Hermione? She’s here for obvious reasons, I don’t think I’ll have to explain them. She’s more than just a smart girl, and she proves it.
7 • Madeline Freeman, Awaken, Katie Kacvinsky.
I didn’t expect her to be here, but, I’ve grown to really like her. She’s a tiger in a cage, waiting to get out ; she’s full of ideas and a revolution grows inside of her. She wants to make a change, and she knows she can do it.
8 • Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas.
I’ve moved on to series, but this could go as well to books heroines (check out here a veronica mars book!). She’s sarcastic, and tough, and everything you want her to be, on the surface. But, face it…Veronica is a marshmallow. And I love it.
9 • Rachel Green, Friends.
Rachel Green is my ultimate heroine, ever. I could go on and on about her (and Friends, as being my favorite tv show ever, and I watch every episode a billion times), but I’ll try to keep it short. From spoiled, depending on her dad’s credit cards girl, she becomes an amazing, independant woman, doing her dream job surrounded by her friends. She’s perfect.
10 • Gabriella Solis, Desperate Housewives.
I’m going to quote a veeery superficial reason, but : did you HEAR HER LAUGH. I just love it. More seriously, Gabriella makes it through mannequin to mother, with bumps and love and complications, and she might be superficial, but she’s a strong, great woman. And one of my favorites.
Which of these heroines would make it on your list? Any other favorites? Let me know in comments!