Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ttt: kick-ass heroines

This week's Top Ten Tuesday on the Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Kick-Ass Heroines. This was a rough one for me (the books I read just don't lend themselves well to "kick-ass" characters), but I'm pretty pleased with my final choices.

The most kick-ass of the bunch. Don't mess with Lisbeth. She'll get you back.

Top Ten Kick-Ass Heroines

1. Lisbeth Salander (The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson)

2. Hermione Granger (The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

3. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins)

4. Coraline (Coraline by Neil Gaiman)

5. Offred (The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood)

6. Beatrice Lacey (Wideacre by Philippa Gregory), who might not count as a heroine . . .

7. Angela McCourt (Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt)

8. Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne)

9. Sara Crewe (A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett)

10. Nancy Drew (The Nancy Drew Series under the collective pseudonym Carolyn Keene)


  1. Awesome choices! It's nice to see something a bit different. Lisbeth is most definitely kick ass x

  2. Oh, great list! I know quite a few of these-- Sara Crewe is one I haven't seen before but I loved The Little Princess; Coraline is another great one from a book I love, but wouldn't have thought of.

  3. I should have thought of Offred. She's a good one, although Moira in The Handmaid's Tale is pretty awesome as well.


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