Top Ten Heroines Additions

After some thought about my Top Ten Tuesday post yesterday, I realize that I had completely forgotten some of my favorite heroines when I made the list I posted.  Normally I would just forget about it and move on with my life but I feel the need to post these additions to my list!  I’m sure I’ll never be able to come up with a complete list of my favorite heroines but after remembering these, I can’t have just a limit of ten on my list.

Here are my additions (in no particular order):

Nynaeve al’Meara, Egwene al’Vere, Elayne Trakand, and Moiraine DamodredThe Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

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Fanny PriceMansfield Park by Jane Austen

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Claire BeauchampOutlander series by Diana Gabaldon

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Mary BoultonThe Outlander by Gil Adamson

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Tris PriorDivergent trilogy by Veronica Roth

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Lena DuchannesBeautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

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Sookie StackhouseSookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

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Evie ClaremontPremonition series by Amy A. Bartol

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I’m sure that there are still more I haven’t thought of but these I just couldn’t pass up posting.  Did you forget any of your favorite heroines on your list yesterday?

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 10

30 Day Book ChallengeDay 10: Your favorite female character

My favorite character in literature would have to be Fanny Price from Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.  In a time when women were often submissive and expected to act a certain way, Fanny Price fought that mold as best as she could.  At a young age she was sent from her poor family to live with her aunt and uncle at Mansfield Park.  She was raised there but not treated like one of the immediate family.  She was given certain privileges but not everything that was afforded to her cousins.  She had a mind of her own and wanted to learn everything beyond what women were supposed to learn.  When she received a proposal of marriage that would have ensured that she would never be poor again, she accepted but almost immediately rescinded because she did not love or trust the man.  She had her heart set on someone who would possibly never be hers but she held strong.  She took control when nobody else could or would in her family when shit hit the fan.  In the end she came out with everything she could have ever wanted and doing so without compromising her beliefs.

Who is your favorite female character?