Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Book Heroines
February 24, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Top Ten Favorite Heroines from Books. This was a fun one, because it made me think about what makes a person a heroine. Honestly, there are so many things that people do that classify them as a heroine in my book that my list is fairly eclectic. I’ll be curious to check out other lists today and see what other people include on their lists.
Violet and Louisa are heroines for their deep understanding of other human beings, treating and appreciating differences in others, and making the lives of others better.
Katniss and Malencia are my shoutouts in YA Dystopian. These women embrace the standard concept of a heroine. They’re strong, they’re bold, they’re natural leaders.
Vera Abramowitz and Anne Morrow Lindbergh are heroines featured in these historical fiction novels. They didn’t settle for the role of typical women of their times, and they furthered the lives and rights of women everywhere.
So these women aren’t from fiction novels, but I was moved by both of their personal stories. Both Strayed and Hirsi Ali fought for themselves and what they believed in, and they both continue to do so to this day. They are inspiring women and true heroines in real life!
Novalee and Lynnie did everything possible to give their children the best lives they could imagine. Any woman who does whatever she can for her children is a heroine in my book! Kudos to all the moms out there!
Who are your favorite heroines? There are so many out there, and I know you all will help me learn of more!