Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (#8): Kickass Heroines

There are many more female main characters I love, but they don't all rise quite to the level of kickass (in my opinion), so I'm going to limit this list to just my top five. I'll be interested to see who else pops up on other bloggers' lists!

1. Claire from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander -- A modern woman with modern "notions" about a woman's place in the world, time-travels to the 18th century. She uses her skills as a nurse to be a healer in her new time and is forever coming to the rescue. She's smart, strong-willed, and totally kick-ass.

2. Katniss from The Hunger Games -- This one needs no explanation. Katniss is kick-ass in every sense of the word.

3. Hermione from Harry Potter -- I love smart heroines and Hermione fits that to a T. She uses her brains and her wits to do all sorts of ass-kicking.

4. Vianne from Chocolat -- An independent thinker who challenges a small town's idea of what is right and proper. She doesn't bend to the townspeople's pressure to "fit in." I love her character in both the book and the movie.

5. Nancy Drew -- the original girl sleuth who always saved the day!

I hope everyone in Sandy's path is staying inside and staying safe -- it's crazy out there!


  1. I've heard the Outlander books are incredible! One day I'll get around to them.

    Check out my TTT

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

    1. O Holly they are SOOO good! Thanks for the follow :)

  2. I totally agree with your top 5! (Although Outlander did annoy the bejesus out of me at times, Claire was awesome.)

  3. Great list! I love the movie Chocolat but I haven't read the book yet. I should bump that up my TBR list...

    Here's my TTT for this week =)

  4. Katniss & Hermoine made my TTT as well :) I haven't read Chocolat but I really want to. I've seen the movie but the book is always better ;) Thanks for sharing, new follower via GFC!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  5. I love that everyone just saying "Katniss. Because yeah." Everyone knows how cool she is!

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

  6. good pick girl! we had katniss and hermione on our list too.
    Katie @ Inkk


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