My Top Ten Heroines

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday with Broke and the Bookish is a rewind pick any of your favorite past topics and since I missed out on  Favorite Heroines I thought that would be a fun one. If you’re on goodreads I’d love to be friends, it’s always fun to see what everyone else is reading.

Tris Prior from Divergent by Veronica Roth. I’ve been good and not mentioned Divergent for a while. I love that she’s a smart girl that can kick so tail. I love the way her mind works. She’s not perfect but she’s definitely a thinker and I love that about her.

Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling. How can you not love Hermione. She is so strong, the best friend, a girl with brains but at the same time totally real.
Kira Walker from Partials by Dan Wells. I loved her willingness to fight hard and die to make the world a better place. When she could have just sat back and stay safe against all odds she was willing to put what was right before her own well being.

Flavia de Luce from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. The sassiest and smartest 11 year old out there. She’s so much fun but her confidence and positive self talk is something I think many of us could use. I love how she congratulates herself and tells herself she did a good job or she’s so smart!

Aibileen Clark from The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I love how Aibileen poured herself into everyone she came in contact with. She really tried to bring out the best in others.

Fire from Fire by Kristin Cashore. I just loved her I connected with her so much and even though she wasn’t one of those fighting girls she was amazingly strong in ways that I would love to be.

Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. Another wonderfully strong girl who is a great friend and can fight.

Sister Charlotta from the Shadow books by Orson Scott Card. I love her voice. The way she is so sure of her calling that she serves God but has figured out how to balance that in the political world she’s in as well as how she doesn’t let anyone talk down to her.

Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. She is such a fighter. I love how she starts off like pretty much a normal girl. But she’s put in such incredible circumstances and even with almost unbearable expectations placed on her she finds a way to rise to the occasion while remaining true to herself and honest about how hard things are but at the same time never whinny.

Charlotte Branwell from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. She is a young female leader in a world that is run by older men. She’s got to wrangle an absent-minded husband and houseful of teenagers who are constantly in danger. She’s wonderfully maternal, strong and real. I love her.


  1. I LOVE reading your book posts. I agree with all your choices, but I haven’t read Partials yet. So in that place, I would put June from Legend. I am reading Insurgent right now, the sequel to Divergent.

    Anyway, I am follow you on googreads now! :)

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  2. Fun list. I so love Hermione Granger-she reminds me so much of my daughter-except for the entire magic part. I also really like all the Traveling Pants girls.

  3. I really love Kira and Tris. Great list! :D

    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  4. Hermione has to be one of my book heroes too! I grew up with her and wanted to be her! What makes her cool is that she is clever and not shy of being who she is and at the same time she can stand up for herself and all her friends. Love her!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

  5. Hermione is my favorite heroine!

  6. Awesome list! I’ve read and loved a lot fo these books – Fire and Divergent are probably 2 of my favorites.


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