Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Heroines



I'm really excited for this week's topic! I love a good heroine, and I'm really excited to see everyone's lists and add a million books to my TBR. To me, a heroine is brave, relatable and sassy when the need arises. She doesn't have to travel the world and slay dragons in order to be heroic, although that is awful heroic too. 


 

1. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charolette Bronte-- Review
Jane Eyre kicks ass! She is so independent and fierce, she refuses to settle for anything less than she deserves, and she refuses to buy into the idea that a woman needs to be taken care of by a man. Jane is a heroine by today's standards, but even more so for the time this novel was published. 

2. Lizzie Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-- Review
Lizzie is sassy and independent- in true Austen heroine style. She makes her own decisions and puts her own happiness before pleasing others. She's smart, funny, and wants a romantic partner that is a stimulating mental match for her.   

3. Esther Greenwood from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath-- Review 
Esther is so brave. She survives so much in this novel. Her biggest enemy in this novel is herself- which is the hardest enemy to face, but she pulls through and keeps her will to create, Plath is just as much as a heroine as Esther in my eyes for being brave enough to write and share these thinly veiled poems and prose.  

 

4. Edna Pontellier from The Awakening by Kate Chopin-- Review
Girlfriend has some really powerful passages in this one! Edna speaks for all womenkind in this novel, and she refuses to be silenced. If you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend it. This novella speaks on the woman as an artist and the woman as a human being. 

5. Katey Kontent from The Rules of Civility by Amor Towels--Review
I read this novel every year and it is one of my all time favorites. Katey's character development in this novel is so real and important, plus the writing is beautiful. 

6.  Nancy Drew from The Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene 
Nancy Drew is always getting herself into trouble in order to solve her mysteries, but she never lets any of that phase her. She constantly outsmarts everyone around her and never apologizes for her brains or her bravery. 

 

7. Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Hermione is the ultimate heroine in my mind. She's smart, brave, loyal, and constantly saving everyone else's ass. Hermione is my soul sister. 

8. Celaena Sardothien, from The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas-- Review
Celaena's name is impossible for me to spell, but she kicks a lot of butt! Besides being psychically kick-butt, she is so real. She's just as vulnerable and capable of love as she is capable of killing a man in one thousand different ways. I can't wait to see where her character goes through out this series.  

9. Annabeth Chase from The Percy Jackson series and The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan-- Review 
Annabeth is the Hermione of Riordan's world. She's smart, fearless, and always picking up Percy's slack. I love their partnership and Annabeth's wisdom and confidence. 


10. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak-- Review
Liesel is so young, but so wise beyond her years. She is the true definition of a heroine, and arguably the strongest character on this list.  

Leave me a link to your list down below!  

18 comments:

  1. I always have some trouble spelling Celaena's name as well! Ha! I nearly put Hermione on my list this week too. She's such a great heroine! My TTT

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    1. Her name is impossible to spell! I have to look it up every time. I <3 Hermione! (Although her name always gives me trouble too!)
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  2. I love everything about Elizabeth Bennet and the fact that she was written 200 years ago just boggles my mind. Great list!

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    1. I agree! Austen was ahead of her time!
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  3. Oh Annabeth, how I love you! <3 And Hermione forever! :) And Luna, too!

    Jennifer @ A Librarian's Library--My TTT!

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  4. Great list! Liesel is a lovely choice. :)

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  5. Great choices, but seeing Nancy Drew on your list makes me realise I should have put Trixie Belden on mine!! And Jane Eyre...how did I forget Jane?

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    1. Girl detectives are so great! I love how brave, smart, and unapologetic they are!
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  6. You have a great list! Love Hermione, love Annabeth, love Nancy Drew. It was a fun topic wasn't it?

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    1. Yes, I had lots of fun making this week's list... but it was hard to narrow it down to only ten!
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  7. hermione granger is so awesome great that she was on your list too
    MY TOP TEN TUESDAY

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  8. What a great list :D Seen Hermione and Celaena on so many today, but they deserve the honour!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. I agree! They are both great female heroines, and they both kick and save a lot of butt!
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  9. Such a great list! I love Lizze Bennet! (oh my and Mr. Darcy, too -- but this is about heroines haha). I totally forgot about Liesel! That book was amazing, made me cry so much.

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    1. haha I hear you on the Mr. Darcy love! The Book Thief is very heart wrenching, I agree with you there!
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