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Top 10 Favorite Heroines from Books

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is “Favorite Heroines from Books”. Most of my favorite heroines are from books I read growing up. Books by Diana Wynne Jones and Tamora Pierce were among my favorites, and had some of the best female characters in my opinion. Here are my top 10 heroines, in no particular order.

  1. Sophie Hatter, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  2. Breq, Ancillary Justice/Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (*this one is debatable, since it’s never confirmed whether or not Breq is male or female, but I think of her female, so there.)
  3. Alanna, The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
  4. Hermione Granger, The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
  5. Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  6. Eowyn, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
  7. Princess Cimorene, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
  8. Keladry, Protector of the Small Quartet by Tamora Pierce
  9. Mariel, Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques
  10. Cassandra Mortmain, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

9 thoughts on “Top 10 Favorite Heroines from Books

    1. I like her a lot better in the book. I thought the film made her seem much less interesting. Tbh I really disliked the film as an adaptation (the only thing they got right was Calcifer).

    1. Thanks! Completely agree about Sophie. She’s a much quieter heroine than a lot of others, but still great. Which is also why I hated what the movie did to her (and to Howl for that matter).

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