Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favourite Heroines

February 24, 2015 Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favourite Heroines toptentuesday

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. For a list of past and future Top Ten Tuesday topics and to find out more about Top Ten Tuesday, click here!

For this week’s topic we actually ended up with a few more than 10!

Top Ten Book Heroines

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1. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

The brightest witch of her age, who stands up for her friends and her beliefs, no matter what. The muggle-born best friend of Harry and Ron is basically the reason that they are alive at the end of the series.

 – Angelya, Natasha and Philippa

2. Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

A young assassin, released from the prison of Endovier and forced to work for the King of Ardalan. Celaena is feisty, flighty and a little eccentric, but also very secretive. Just who is she really? No spoilers!

Philippa and Angelya

throne of glass

seraphina UK

3. Seraphina from the Seraphina series by Rachel Hartman

The half-dragon music mistress is a little eccentric from time to time, but is unfailingly kind and protective of those close to her. She is also a gifted musician.

– Angelya

4. Aria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


 – Leila

under the never sky


5. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


 – Natasha

6. Anita from the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K Hamilton

…though this has an asterisk after book 10 it become orgy porn and her heroine status is seriously questionable and disappointing.




7.  Éowyn from Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

In an extremely male-dominated story, Eowyn stands up to fight for her family and people, despite being told that she must remain behind.

– Natasha and Angelya

8. Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin

Just a young girl when she witnesses her father’s execution, Arya is currently evading those who would capture her by traveling about the Seven Kingdoms, becoming a badass.

 – Philippa



9. Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl


– Natasha

10. Claire from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

We have a bit of a disagreement about Claire- on the one hand, she is a bit of a dubious heroine by leading on two men in two different times, but then she’s just arrived 200 years in the past and kicks arse completely! Stay tuned for more discussion on this!

– Natasha and Philippa




Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

6 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favourite Heroines”

  1. Sara L.

    Yay for Hermoine! I came up with an informal list today after seeing a few TTT postings on other blogs, and she’s on mine. 🙂 I also like your picks for Seraphina, Eowyn, and Arya. (Somehow forgot the GoT ladies when I made my list.)

    Here are my other choices:

    Yelena Zaltana from Maria V. Snyder’s Study series
    Katsa from Kristin Cashore’s Graceling
    Fire from Kristin Cashore’s Fire
    Nefertari from Michelle Moran’s The Heretic Queen
    Katniss Everdeen from Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy
    Bright Dawn from Scott O’Dell’s Black Star, Bright Dawn
    Karana from Scott O’Dell’s Island Of The Blue Dolphins
    Liesel Meminger from Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief
    Jane Eyre (the book needs no intro *wink*)
    Lyra Belacqua from Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy
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