Top Ten Tuesday : Top 10 Heroines

imageTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week the topic is top ten heroines.

image1. Jane Eyre: Smart, witty, compassionate, resilient and independent, Jane refuses to compromise her principles even for the man she loves. Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

IMG_00302. Anne Elliot: Poor put upon Anne is kind and considerate, but she knows what she wants. Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen 

IMG_00323. Margaret Hale: Another resilient woman, when her life is turned upside down Margaret finds a way to hold it all together. She also has a very strong sense of right and wrong and has no problem expressing her opinions on what she perceives to be injustice. Book: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell  

IMG_00364. Thursday Next: Heroine in the more modern sense. Thursday is a literary cop who needs to save the day. Book: Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde  

IMG_00335. Hermonine Granger: Let’s be honest, Harry wouldn’t have survived the first book without Hermonine. She saves Harry and Ron more times than I can count. Book: Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling  

IMG_00346. Molly and Ginny Weasley: Molly is most definitely the boss of that house and is fiercely protective of those she loves. Ginny can run rings around all the boys in magic and is very much her mothers daughter. Book: Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling 

the-miniaturist-by-jessie-burton7. Nella Oortman/Brandt: A child at the start of The Miniaturist Nella steps up and holds everything together as the supposedly stronger characters fall away. Book: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton  

IMG_00378. Sharon Rabbitte: Eldest daughter of the Rabbitte family after falling pregnant in dubious circumstances she faces the challenges with true Dublin wit and the support of her mad family. Book: The Snapper (Part of the Barrytown Trilogy) by Roddy Doyle  

IMG_00359. Pauline, Pettrova, and Posy Fossil: I loved Ballet Shoes as a child, the story of the 3 Fossil girls, orphans who attend stage school and perform to help support their family. Every girl will identify with one of the sisters, responsible and perfect eldest Pauline, tom boy and middle child Pettrova and Posy the baby and natural ballet dancer. I identified with Pauline but wanted to be Posy. Book: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield 

IMG_003110. Emma: Smart, beautiful and rich she thinks she knows everything resulting in many misunderstandings and hard learned lessons. Book: Emma by Jane Austen 

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday : Top 10 Heroines

  1. This is such a great list! I particularly love Jane Eyre, Anne Elliot, and Margaret Hale. I read North & South for the first time two years ago and loved it. I don’t always find books from that era easy to read, but Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing is so accessible.

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  2. Totally agree with including so many from Harry Potter… I also loved Katniss everdeen in Hunger Games. This is a great list. I love a woman who saves a man instead of the other way around.
    Off topic – but I love your blog style too 🙂

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  3. Great list. Anne Elliot has always reminded me of Jane Eyre. I adore them both. I’d also add Lily Bart from The House of Mirth and Dolores Price from She’s Come Undone. Wonderful, complicated characters.

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