Top 10 Tuesday: Female Protagonists

Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about female protagonists!

Okay, so I actually changed the prompt for this week. The prompt was originally about my top 10 fictional crushes, but I only have one…

Peeta Mellark – All Around Nice Guy | My Infernal Imagination
Peeta Mellark - Wikipedia

It’s Peeta Mellark, from The Hunger Games! My original idea was to just list Peeta ten times, but then I decided that would be boring… (But I had to include him at least a little; I just couldn’t resist.)

Therefore, I decided to focus on incredible female protagonists instead (thanks for the idea, Mom!). When it comes to stories, one of the most important things to me is that they have strong female characters, so I wanted to highlight some of the ones that have stood out to me! The characters listed below are strong, independent, resilient, powerful, and intelligent women. Without further ado, here are my top ten female protagonists.

To learn more about a book, click on the photo to find the Goodreads synopsis.

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

Amazon.com: The Hunger Games (9780439023481): Collins, Suzanne: Books

2. Liz Lighty from You Should See Me in a Crown

Amazon.com: You Should See Me in a Crown (9781338503265): Johnson, Leah:  Books

3. Janie Crawford from Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God | National Endowment for the Arts

4. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: 9780307455192 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

5. Jo March from Little Women

Little Women (Puffin in Bloom): Alcott, Louisa May: 8601416366470:  Amazon.com: Books

6. Starr Carter from The Hate U Give

Amazon.com: The Hate U Give (9780062498533): Thomas, Angie, Giovanni,  Nikki: Books

7. Lakshmi Shastri from The Henna Artist

Amazon.com: The Henna Artist: A Novel (The Jaipur Trilogy, 1)  (9780778309451): Joshi, Alka: Books

*You can find my Travel Thursday post about this book HERE.

8. Alma Whittaker from The Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

9. Kya Clark from Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing: Owens, Delia: 6912281763182: Amazon.com: Books

10. Eleanor Oliphant from Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel: Honeyman, Gail:  9780735220683: Amazon.com: Books

Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?

Let me know in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Female Protagonists

  1. I love a strong female character, too, and because this is such a trend lately, I feel like most recently-published books have a kick a$$ girl but really lame, personality-less guys. Can’t both the leading lady and leading man be strong, complex characters? That’s what I like to see, personally.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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