Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten favorite heroines from books, TV, or movies.
This list was difficult for me. I don’t watch many TV shows or movies, and most of the books I read are contemporaries. They don’t have characters that I’d consider “heroines.” I might have a few unusual choices because I had to think really hard to come up with ten.
My Top Ten Favorite Heroines
1. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) – This is one of those girls who you just shouldn’t mess with.
2. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) – She’s intelligent, and she punched Malfoy. That’s awesome.
3. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) – She isn’t afraid to be herself. That takes a lot of courage.
4. Lyra Silvertongue Belacqua (His Dark Materials) – Lyra is just a kid, but she knows what needs to be done, and she gets it done.
5. Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons) – She has big goals and stands up for what she believes. Also, she has to live with Homer as a father. That can’t be easy.
6. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) – This character helped shape the way that modern heroines are written. I thought she deserved a spot on the list.
7. Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson) – She has a lot of flaws, but she’s brave, loyal, and doesn’t have any trouble keeping up with the boys.
8. Merida (Brave) – I wanted one movie heroine on this list. Merida knows what she wants in life, and she isn’t afraid to defy ancient beliefs to get it.
9. Coraline (Coraline) – She’s probably not one of the greatest heroines of all time, but I was impressed with how she never let fear stop her.
10. All of the women on Bob’s Burgers (Bob’s Burgers) – The characters are feminists, sex-positive, and not sitcom stereotypes. The video below can explain it better than I can. (If the video actually works. If it doesn’t, here’s the Youtube link.)