Top Ten Tuesday: Kick-Ass Heroines

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a  fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is the top ten Kick-Ass Heroines.


1. Tris from Divergent

Divergent by Vernica Roth

2. Ayla from the Earth’s Children

The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean Auel

3. Lisbeth Salander from Millennium

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

4. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter 

Harry Potter And The Sorcers Stone by J.K. Rowling

5. Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson And The Olympians

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

6. Kit Tyler from The Witch Of Blackbird Pond

The Witch Of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

7. Elisa from Fire And Thorns

The Girl Of Fire And Thorns by Rae Carson

8. Saphira from Inheritance

Eragon Book by Christopher Paolini

9. Tally Youngblood from Uglies

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

10. Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments

City Of Bones By Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments

Who would you add to the list?

All images from goodreads.


  1. Great choices! We have several in common. I almost put Tally on my list as well. Lisbeth is a perfect pick and I didn’t even think of her. =/
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  2. Ahh, ok – you’ve hit a lot of “need to reads” for me! Clan of the Cavebear was a suggestion from a friend years ago, book number 1 sits unread on my nook. She swear’s I’ll love it so much I won’t be able to put it down.

    Mortal Instruments is another suggestion I get from ALL SIDES. Seriously, I don’t think any other series has been pushed at me so much. Again, book 1 just sitting on my nook waiting for me to start it already!

    Finally, Divergent. Just picked this up from my little cousin (what does it say that I raided my 15 year old cousins bookshelf this weekend? Ha.) she didn’t love it, the book not the fact I’m borrowing it. But I’ve been meaning to do it forever. Pretty sure I remembered to ask politely before ripping it from her shelf…
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    • The Clan Of The Cavebear is one of my favorite books of all time. The entire series is really amazing and I promise if you read it, you will love it. There is just no other story out there like it.

      I have only read the first book of Mortal Instruments, so I know what you mean about the pressure for that series. I would at least get to that book before the movie comes out. 🙂

      I would like to know what you think about Divergent. I really enjoyed it but can see how some can find it to be frustrating.

  3. haha I loved seeing Tris right at the top ♥ Great list! Both her and Hermoine made my TTT as well this week. Isabelle & Annabeth are great picks too, I can’t believe I forgot both of them…Anyways Eragon, The Girl of Fire & Thorns & Dragon Tattoo are on my reading list too! Thanks for sharing, new follower via Twitter 🙂

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows
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    • I really enjoyed digging through some older favorites to find kick-ass heroines.

      Annabeth is kind of an unsung hero but so important in those books.

      Thanks for the follow!

  4. i still haven’t read girl with the dragon tattoo yet but i bet lisbeth is pretty kick ass if the movies are any indication. thanks for sharing your list!

    ttt @ nite lite
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  5. So many in common and some that made my long list but not my top 10. Really have to pick up Fire And Thorns. I have seen that every place.
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