Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Top Ten Kick-Ass Heroines

If you haven't already, you need to watch the BAMF Girls Club

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy. If you looked up kick-ass in the dictionary, there'd be a picture of Katniss.

2. Lisbeth Salander from the Millenium trilogy. She may be socially inept, but she's intelligent, feisty and sure knows how to get revenge.

3. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Without Hermione, I'm pretty sure Voldemort would still be around... and Harry probably wouldn't be. The boys wouldn't have gotten anywhere without her.

4. Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables series. Oh, Anne-girl. I have a special place in my heart for the little ginger. She belongs on this list purely for the moment she broke her slate over Gilbert Blythe's head - although she's all other kinds of awesome, too.

5. Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Lizzie doesn't have to be a zombie slayer to kick butt: she does it classic-style, with her sharp tongue and fine eyes.

6. Josie Alibrandi from Looking for Alibrandi. I love all of Melina Marchetta's heroines, but Josie is special to me because I grew up with her. Sure, she's kinda annoying at times, but I adore Josie for her passion and her ability to fight for what she believes in.

7. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre. C'mon, the freaking book is named for her. How kick-ass is that? What's even more kick-ass is Jane's self respect: She demands to be treated as an equal, and won't compromise herself or her values for anyone (even the swoony Rochester).

8. Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout is everything I wasn't as a kid: tomboyish, brave, unafraid to speak her mind... but I think she's amazeballs. She packs such a big punch (in more ways than one) for someone so small.

9. Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. I read this series straight after Twilight, and it's safe to say Rose is the antithesis to Bella Swan. Forget falling for vampires - she stakes them! And, uh, just falls in love with her teacher instead... moving on.

10. Matilda from Matilda. Look at that, another title-worthy character. Matilda is intelligent, brave, cheeky, strong-minded and magical - and her favourite thing in the world is books. What's not to love?

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

38 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Bennet and Jane Eyre made it on my list too! =D Such classic, awesome, kick-ass heroines hehe

    Here's my TTT for this week =)

    (Btw love the background on your blog!)

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  2. We had a few of the same ones, but I couldn't get 10. Good choices. My TTT

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    1. Aw, you need to read more kick-ass chicks :-)

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  3. I'm so with you on Katniss and Hermione :)
    I need to read Matilda.

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    1. I think you'd love it! Maybe one for when Baby Whimsy is older :-)

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  4. Great list. I almost put Katniss on mine but decided not to only because there are others I wanted to add and knew she would be on many lists today.
    Here's my Top Ten.

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    1. Nice thinking, she is definitely popular!

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  5. Thank you so much for pointing out BAMF girls, it's hilarious, haha!

    TTT @thedailyprophecy.

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  6. Love the Hermione, Katniss, and Rose shout-outs! Those girls are amazing. I also love Lizzie and Matilda...some of my favorites.

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  7. Love this topic and list! "Anne belongs on this list purely for the moment she broke her slate over Gilbert Blythe's head." YES, I absolutely agree! I adore Scout as well, she was such a great character.

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. It's good to give the ladies some love

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  8. yes, hermione always does save the day. and omg i love anne shirley! she is always true to herself. jane eyre is a great one, too. awesome list!

    ttt @ nite lite

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  9. I love love love the GIF at the top, so true! I like that you have Scout on your list, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites!

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    1. I only rest it this year but I loved it

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  10. I've seen several of these lists so far and this is my fave!

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  11. Josie Alibrandi is an excellent choice :-)

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  12. great picks, Hermione and Katniss on Our Wow too! Katie @ Inkk

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  13. Great post! Lisbeth Salander for sure. :)

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    1. One of the best modern heroines!

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  14. I was cracking up at the BAMF girls club references --- sooo amazingly funny! Katniss and Hermoine definitely make my top 10 as well (seriously, how could they not?). I loved that you picked Scout and Matilda to add to this as well. They are what I like to call "heroines outside of the box," meaning they aren't like literally kick-ass but they are still heroines nonetheless. Great choices, Belle!

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    1. Thanks Nikki. I love heroines who can kick metaphorical ass ;)

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  15. I agree with so many of these girls from your list :) Especially Hermione, Katniss and especially Lisbeth. She is definitely
    kick ass !

    I also think Tris from Divergent is pretty kick ass :)

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    1. I haven't read Divergent yet but everyone seems to love it

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  16. Aww, the Anne-girl. <3

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-i-am-no-man.html

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