Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Book Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly theme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.

I really enjoy figuring out these posts. Some of the topics are simple. Others make me think. And then there are the ones that I struggle with. This one falls somewhere between all of those.

This week, the topic is the top ten favorite book heroines. It really is hard. Because most of the books have a hero more so than a heroine. But here is what I came up with (sorry, no pictures this time).

1. Katniss Everdeen  - She's the lead in the Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins. She's awesome. She volunteers for the games to save her sister. And then unintentionally becomes the figure head for a revolution.

2. Hermione Granger - She's one of the Golden Trio in the Harry Potter Books. She's probably the one member of the Trio that keeps the others grounded. Sure, she's a know-it-all, and bossy. But she is extremely loyal.

3. Lucy Pevensie - She's the youngest of the four siblings, the prophesied kings and queens of Narnia. She's the one that has the biggest heart. She is sensitive and is close to Aslan's heart. 

4. Moraine - She's the Aes Sedai who locates the Dragon Reborn in the epic Wheel of Time Series. While it's true that we don't know whether to trust her or not, she ends up becoming a pretty awesome character and very strong woman.

5. Sorcha - The heroine of  Daughter of the Forest, what fascinates me about her is that she is so strong. She is willing to live in silence to make the shirts out of nettles for her seven brothers and break the spell. I really do love this book.

6. Brooke Martin - The star of Terri Blackstock's stand alone Emerald Windows, Brooke finds the courage to return to the town she left after high school despite the opposition from her family and the community.

7. Lonnie Sawyer - The herorine in JoAnne Bischof's Cadence of Grace series, Lonnie is wounded. She's hurt by the man she loves. And her story told in these three books has really made me cry for her. Because she shows an inner strength that can't be explained without reading her story.

8. Susanna Truitt - She's the normal, ordinary girl who falls in love with a prince in Rachel Hauck's Once Upon A Prince. Yet what she has to sacrifice in order to follow her heart is pretty amazing. 

9. Lady Elisabeth Kerr - She's the heroine of Liz Curtis Higgs's Here Burns My Candle & Mine is the Night. What I love about her is her faith. The book of Ruth is my favorite in the Bible, and this character is based on Ruth.

10. Angel - The prostitute turned wife from Francine Rivers's Redeeming Love, Angel shows the reader exactly what it means to be on the receiving end of grace. My small group has just finished a study of grace, and Angel came to mind a couple of times as we went through the study. You see, she didn't deserve forgiveness let alone the love of someone like Michael Hosea. But her path to redemption is one filled with grace and mercy.

What about you? Who are some of your favorite book heroines?


  1. Lucy... I think she's the sweetest heroine ever. Or very nearly. I love her curiously and beautiful ability to accept what she cannot see.

  2. Katniss & Hermione are such awesome choices, they made my list as well! They're just so great. I hadn't thought of Lucy, though I definitely should've! Have a great week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Katniss and Hermione are reining queens it seems :]

    My Top Ten :]


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