Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Heroines

Posted by The YA Book Traveler , Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:51 AM

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. Click Here for more details. 

This week's Top Ten are my Top Ten Favorite Heroines. I have a good feeling there will be many of the same choices on other blogs today. But here are the ones that stand out to me the most!


1. Piper - Charmed
Piper was the heart and soul of this show. I LOVED Charmed because the magic was fun but because the friendships and the family. They dealt with so much and Piper was the strength of the family.
2. Octavia - The 100
Octavia is AMAZING! If you've watched The 100 you will know why. She never gives up.


3. Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katiness goes to hell and back all because she wants to protect those she loves. She's a great character because she comes out with scars and we all have things in our lives that leave scars.

4. Celaena Sardothian - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I love Celaena for many reasons. She's kick-butt girl who loves reading, clothes and is amazingly loyal to those she loves. Plus I love her development! She deals with tough tough tough stuff in life and she struggles with her baggage. But your past can be overcome.

5. Elisa - The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I LOVE ELISA! Her growth as a character is humoungous in this series. Plus I love that she's SUPER SMART! I love that she's not just kick butt but also very intelligent.

6. Allison Sekemoto - The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
I loved Alli. She's also fiercely loyal to those she loves and this book is special to me because Allison has to deal with that fact that she's now a monster (vampire) and has to determine if that'll rule her life. I was dealing with an internal battle while reading this series and it was extremely encouraging that even if we're struggling on the inside we choose the outcome.
7. Elizabeth Bennet - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Lizzie is headstrong and I love her for it! She doesn't just go with the crowd or even pretend to be someone she's not. She's herself no matter what!

8. Josephine Charlotte "Jo" March Bhaer - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Jo is a great character. She loves her family but still will do what needs to be done. Plus she's creative and loves to write!

9. Scarlet - Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Scarlet is AMAZING. This is still one of my favorite books of all time. Scarlet is super kick-butt and awesome. Read this book if you haven't!

10. Ismae - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Ismae is an amazing character. She's fully devoted to her religious beliefs and always wants to do the right thing. She knows how to fight, make poisons and grows a lot throughout this book.

Who are some of your favorite heroines?

19 Response to "Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Heroines"

Stefani Sloma Says:

I keep seeing The Girl of Fire and Thorns everywhere! I've really got to check that book out.
Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

Britt Says:

i AM SO happy that you used this picture of Elisa!! The covers pissed me off since that so clearly was not what she was described to look like in the slightest. I hate when pubs do that. Anyhoo Im very glad she is on your list!! I also CANNOT wait to read the Scarlet & Grave Mercy series! Nice picks.
❤️Britt @ Please Feed The Bookworm

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Yes it's an amazing series. I liked book 1 ok but book 2 & 3 are AMAZING!!!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Me too!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Yes I am buying the UK covers (which is what I used) because she definitely not white! I think these covers are soooo much better. Same with Immortal Rules, the original covers had a white girl & she's Japanese.

OMG you have to read Scarlet & Grave Mercy soon!!!! They're seriously amazing!!!!!

Pili Says:

PIPER!! CHARMED!! Oh my goodness, Sarah! I'm such a huuuuge fan of the show! I own all the seasons on DVD so after reading this post now I feel like re-watching it some!

I still haven't read Scarlet but I do agree with all the other ladies!! Ismae is amazing!

Katie P Says:

Yes--I love Scarlet too! And I love that you included TV heroines as well. Definitely Octavia! What a well-rounded list!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

I have all the Charmed Seasons on DVD too!!!!!! Love that show so much ❤️❤️❤️. There are so many feels!

Scarlet is amazing!!!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Thank you! Yes Octavia is so amazing.

Rachel Lampi Says:

What bookish girl didn't love Jo March growing up? Really enjoyed this list -- thanks, Sarah!

Krystianna Says:

Great list! Katniss and Octavia are such awesome choices. Octavia is my favorite character from the 100 actually. :) Have a great week!
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Lovin Libros Says:

Oh man! I came so close to putting Ismae and Elisa! But I think I just ran out of room. Haha. Love Celaena and I love you included Jo and Elizabeth! Piper was always my favorite from Charmed too. :)

The YA Book Traveler Says:

She's such a wonderful character 😊!

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Octavia is my favorite too! She's so awesome.

The YA Book Traveler Says:

Yes there were so many to choose from! Piper is such an awesome character! πŸ˜„

Sajda - Across the Words Says:

Yes! I absolutely love your list and we definitely have quite a few in common. So glad that Celaena and Scarlet made your list as well. Also, I LOVE that you included Piper =)

Kate L Says:

Celaena and Lizzie Bennet...I love them both so much. Great list!

Maji Bookshelf Says:

fantastic list! I'm all for Elizabeth Bennet, Katniss, and Allison Sekemoto!

- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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