It's Top Ten Tuesday again, so I'll be linking up to share my top ten favorite heroines
from novels, (tv, and movies).
Veronica Mars started as a television character, but she's been a movie character, and now the start of two novels that follow up that movie. The premature ending to the show was infuriating, but I get by with the movie and books. I love her self-assurance, self-reliance, relationship with her father, and general smarts. She will kick your ass and still use you as a pawn to get to where she wants to go--to solve the crime. I wish I was that clever.
Buffy. Oh, Buffy. I love you. She started out as a slightly insecure vampire slayer, but over the years, I enjoyed watching her turn down the counsel, formal training, being self-reliant, taking care of her sister, and all of that.
Girlfriend is smart, witty, won't settle, loves her family, and can tell cranky aunt lady where to shove it, politely. Who doesn't want to be her?
If you haven't noticed the trend, I like smart girls. Jo has a huge heart that puts her family first - something I wish I had more of. Jo is hysterical and witty. Jo chooses to love the smart dude. I mean, she had two good choices, but she's smart enough to know what's good for her.
Oh Hermione. She wants to be the best at everything. She's not afraid to study hard. She works hard, but she also knows how to be a fiercely loyal friend. I find fiercely loyal people the most admirable.
Again, Katniss is so smart. She's physically and mentally strong. She cares about her family and friends above everything else, but she's also willing to be the face of a revolution. It's not easy, but she freaking puts herself out there and fights for what's right. Who doesn't love that?
I Capture the Castle
is one of my favorite books ever. Cassandra is reflective, smart, and is family-oriented. She also doesn't take the path of least resistance. She makes hard choices. She doesn't accept the love of men she doesn't love back just because it would be secure or easy. She's willing to wait and write her own story.
Jacquetta of Luxembourg
: The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War #3)
Jaqcuetta shows up in several of the Cousins War series books and is based on a real person. I loved her the most because she was the matriarch of matriarchs. She had a young marriage to a much older man. After he died, she gave up a lot to marry for real love. She gave birth to more kids than I can even remember. She raised children that grew up to be kings, queens, princess, and princesses. I just found her a very admirable character after reading that series and would love to read more biographies about her.
Um, I think the graphic says it all. Get it, girl.
(The Grand Sophy
I discovered Georgette Heyer's novels last summer. I almost fell out of my chair laughing at the antics that "The Grand Sophy" got into during the novel. The novel, set during the regency period, is like what Pride and Prejudice
would be, if it was a comedy. Like a slapstick comedy. I thoroughly enjoyed her.
Who are your favorite heroines? Who did I miss? I had to cut the list!
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