Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s theme is Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books (Or you could pick movies/TV). I am going for the bookish versions of my favorite heroines. Here they are:
1. Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)
A bad-ass character with skills unimaginable to an ordinary person with the power to kill impenitently, while also loving to read books and wear pretty dresses. Need I say more?
2. Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
Molly is one of my favorite characters in the Harry Potter world. She is loving and caring, for her own family as well as for outsiders like Harry. She treats him as she would her own children. But if anyone dares to threaten her family, she will come to get them.
3. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
She is known as the brightest witch her age, and that is true. She is a muggle-born witch who tries to, and then through hard work and studying, becomes the best witch in her year. She is intelligent, belligerent and feisty. She knows where her priorities lie (always homework and study over risky mission), but she also knows where her loyalties lie. That’s probably why she always takes part in the adventures with Harry and Ron. What a great witch!
4. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
This was one of my first favorite female characters that I read about. She would do anything for her family, especially her sister. She goes and volunteers for her sister as a tribute. If that’s not love, then I don’t know. As the story continues in the sequels, she shows how forceful she can be, if need be. And her mastering the archery is pretty awesome.
5. Allison Sekemoto (Blood of Eden)
A girl who lives in a world, where vampires control it. She hates them with a passion until she becomes one herself and has to find out how to deal with it. She wasn’t a yes-and-amen-person. She didn’t put up with sh*t. She didn’t let anyone command her here and there and she kicked some major butt in the first book of this trilogy.
6. Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Intelligent, feisty and always ready to fight for the greater good. I loved the daughter of Athena. She had some crazy ideas during some of the adventures which turned out to help quite a lot.
7. Linh Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)
I’ve only read Cinder so far, but what I’ve read so far was pretty great. Cinder has to struggle with herself being mostly a cyborg, with the plague that has taken over New Beijing, with the prince and with Queen Levana. I loved her character from the beginning. She had a tough childhood, but that only made her stronger throughout her life.
8. Tris Prior (Divergent)
I’ve only read Divergent this month and I have to say that so far I’m impressed with this character. She is at the same time selfless and selfish, brave and afraid. She still manages to give her best in everything that she is doing, and although she is not flawless, she is a strong character.
9. Cath (Fangirl)
This book and especially Cath’s character was so to the point in regards of fangirling. Although I am not as introverted as Cath was depicted in this book, I understood her. I understood why she was living off of granola bars instead of asking someone where the cafeteria is, why she felt abandoned by her twin sister, why she wrote this fan fiction and how she loved books and learning. A truly great character.
10. Mia Hall (If I Stay)
Mia is a driven and ambitious character. She works hard: in school; in her cello lessons and then comes home to a loving family. Until she cannot anymore because of a car accident that obliterates her whole family and she is the only one left. She then walks in a kind of daze and has to decide whether she wants to stay or to go wherever her family is. I can only imagine what kind of struggle she had to be in: to decide to live for the ones that are still alive or not being able to see the loved ones, who died, ever again. Mia definitely was a strong character for me.
Who are your favorite heroines?
Until next time: happy reading! 🙂