Top Ten Favorite Heroines

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is Top Ten Favorite Heroines. I’ve chosen to do a mix of books, tv, and movies.

Books…

1. Hermione Granger- Harry Potter series

Hermione_Granger_posterHonestly, Hermione is my favorite. She is a badass in so many different ways. I always related to her as I read the novels, even as an adult because I was always a bit of a bookworm and enjoyed learning and studying. Hermione takes it to the next level though. I would love to hear the whole Harry Potter story through her perspective.

2. Katniss Everdeen- The Hunger Games trilogy

katniss-everdeen-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-24806-1920x1080Ever the reluctant hero, Katniss has always tried to do right by her family and by her district. Even when it meant putting her life in danger, she tried to protect those she cared about. One reason why Katniss is an awesome heroine is that she never asked for any of this. She didn’t want to be seen as the face of a revolution.

3. Annabeth Chase- Percy Jackson & Heroes of Olympus

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Annabeth is another person who is bookish and smart, but who is kickass and unafraid to defend her friends and loved ones in times of need.

4. Karou- Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

tumblr_my7mvkVuQp1sfvv1po1_500I loved Karou. From her learning more about herself and who she truly was to doing things she didn’t want to just to protect her people, she was all around a great heroine.

5. Puck- The Scorpio Races

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I loved Puck. She was spunky and unafraid to do something that only men had done previously. There needs to be more characters like her in books and movies.

6. Jo- Little Women

jo_marchDuring a time when women were taught to be proper and groomed for marriage, Jo March was doing her own thing. She helped to support her family, she was uninterested in romance and marriage. As a character, she was revolutionary.

Television…

7. Olivia Dunham- Fringe

1389017-olivia_dunham_03Olivia started off as a smart and cold badass, but she developed into such a wonderful and compassionate character over the course of the series. I loved how she never lost her smarts, even when in a relationship.

8. Sarah Manning- Orphan Black

bbcorphanblack-jpgSome might not consider Sarah a heroine, she has her fair share of issues, but she is such a strong character and wants to do nothing but keep her daughter and her clones safe. I also add her clone Cosima in this category because Cos is my home-girl.

Movies…

9. Merida- Brave

c6593c936209ec40079e2e4a97906f7203ffa852I love Brave. I love how Merida fought for her own hand and didn’t want to get married or betrothed at such a young age. She is the kind of heroine that young girls need to see in movies, especially animated films.

10. Scout Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird

SCOUTI include this in both the book and movie categories because Scout, growing up in a difficult time period without a mother-figure, Scout learns about life the hard way— by watching her father defend an innocent man, by dealing with the aftermath. She is stubborn, but stands up for what she believes is right.

 

 

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite Heroines

  1. Caught Read Handed says:

    I’ve got The Scorpio Races sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, and I’ve seen Puck on so many lists today that I feel the NEED to read this book ASAP. Like today. Also, I’m currently watching Fringe for the first time, so I like seeing Olivia on your list!
    My TTT!

    • Amanda Marie says:

      I think you would love The Scorpio Races. It’s such an amazing story with mystery and mythology woven in. It deserves a re-read for me. And yay for watching Fringe for the first time. It keeps getting better and better. I’m interested to know more of your thoughts on it!

      • Caught Read Handed says:

        I’m 99.999999% sure I’m going to LOVE The Scorpio Races. I just haven’t had time to read it. I need to though. Soon.
        I’m enjoying Fringe, but I’m not loving it. It’s cool though, and I do plan to watch more of it. The person who’s letting me borrow the DVDs has told me they get better and make more sense as they go along.

      • Caught Read Handed says:

        I’m 99.999999% sure I’m going to LOVE The Scorpio Races. I just haven’t had time to read it. I need to though. Soon.
        I’m enjoying Fringe, but I’m not loving it. It’s cool though, and I do plan to watch more of it. The person who’s letting me borrow the DVDs has told me they get better and make more sense as they go along.

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