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 Damodred – The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Fanny Price – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Claire Beauchamp – Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
Mary Boulton – The Outlander by Gil Adamson
Tris Prior – Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
Lena Duchannes – Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Sookie Stackhouse – Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
Evie Claremont – Premonition series by Amy A. Bartol
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?
Day 26: Favorite side character
So I’m going to do a top 5 today instead of a single character. I couldn’t just think of one side character that I love the best.
First off we have Brennus from the Premonition series by Amy A. Bartol. His character first appears in the second book of the series, Intuition. I normally don’t like the villain of the story but there is just something about Brennus that makes me love him.
Next we have Professor Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter series. I love her personality and her little remarks here and there. And she is the head of Gryffindor House so what could be better than that!
Next we have Henry Crawford from Mansfield Park. I also chose him as my favorite side character from a movie on my other blog as well. I wish so badly that he could have been a decent man and ended up with Fanny Price. But alas, he is a narcissistic ass and Fanny can see through his charming front.
My next favorite side character is from The Wheel of Time series. Loial, son of Arent, son of Halan. He is introduced in the first book of the series, The Eye of the World, and continues to be present throughout the series. He befriends the main characters and is just loveable overall.
Last but certainly not least, we have Matthew Cuthbert from Anne of Green Gables. I think that Matthew is quite possibly the most loveble character ever created. Such a sweetheart.
Oops! I totally forgot to do the book challenge post yesterday! Guess I’ll have to double up today!
Day 19: Your favorite book of all time
This one was already kind of given away on Day 11. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. I love the main character, Fanny Price. The family members all have their own quirky personalities. Definitely my favorite book of all time.
Day 20: A guilty pleasure book
I’m going to have to go with a series of books that were turned into a TV show. I got into the TV show before I read the books. I like the show a lot so I decided I wanted to read the books. The show seems to be pretty loosely based on the books. Different characters, physical descriptions, setting, etc. I like the books but definitely don’t brag or broadcast that I like them. What can I say? I’m a sucker for vampires.
Day 11: Favorite quote from your favorite book
My favorite book is Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. And my favorite quote from that book –
Life seems nothing more than a quick succession of busy nothings.
Day 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?