Hello, it’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author (ie: you could list 10 different popular/bestselling books or authors with readalike suggestions for each or give 10 books for one best-selling/popular book or author like 10 authors to read if you like John Green or ten books to read if you like Gone Girl. Idea is to give good readalikes that may be less well known).
I was struggling with this one a lot! I don’t usually make connections between authors or books and i couldn’t come up with anything more than 5 book, no matter which combination I tried. So, after contemplating not doing it this week, I decided to spin it a bit and make it a theme instead of an author or book. So, Ten Books To Read If You Like Kick-@ss Female Heroines! I’m sorry before hand for totally missing the goal of this week’s topic…
1. Throne of Glass Series (Sarah J. Maas)
This series is full of gorgeous, super strong women. Such as Aelin, Nehemia, Lysandra, Manon, …, I love how strong, powerful and human they all are.
2. The Wrath & The Dawn (Renée Ahdieh)
Shahrzad is one of my favorite female character ever. Despina is pretty bad-@ss herself.
3. The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis)
Maggie is so strong and sassy! I love the hell out of her.
4. The Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare)
Tessa Gray, Charlotte Fairchild, Sophie Collins, Cecily Herondale. These four ladies are worth several men!
5. Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)
Eleanor is a different kind of strong female character. She doesn’t fight or anything, but she managed to survive some awful situations and still manage to live.
6. Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
Hermione Granger is on everyone’s mind when we think of kick-@ss women, right? But I’ll raise you Molly Weasley, Minerva Mcgonagall, Nymphadora Tonks, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, Alice Longbottom, …
7. A Clash of Kings (George R. R. Martin)
One name for you: Aria Stark. Sure, this series has other female heroines, such as Daenerys, but Aria is my favorite.
8. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
Chiyo goes through some bad stuff throughout her life…
9. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
It’s not because Katniss is broken that she stops being freaking amazing.
10. My Heart and Other Black Holes (Jasmine Warga)
I really admire Aysel. Yes, the only thing she wants in the beginning is to end her life, but she goes through a big transformation and goes because of it. She makes my list!
41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books To Read If You Like Kick-@ss Female Heroines”
Oh my gosh yes! Aria Stark is such a badass heroine! (Wow! You read Clash of Kings! Can’t even finish the first book so my only reference is from TV!) She’s my favorite Stark girl!
I finished the second… after reading it for more than a year, i thought I would never finish it.
I made a vow to myself, that I would only watch the show after I finished the books. So, I read the first pretty quickly and saw season 1. Then I started the second and it took me forever! But I did and watched season 2. So much as changed that I’m still stucked in the first chapter of book 3 (for 2 years or so), and I haven’t watched since either… 😦
Aria is the best!
I think this is a great list! While I’ve read most of the books on this list, there are a few I haven’t, particularly Memoirs of a Geisha. I’ve been wanting to get to that one for a while. My TTT
i hope you get around to it. I’ve read it a while ago, so I don’t even remember the story well, but I really liked it back then
Great list! I couldn’t come up with anything good for this week for the same reason as you so I skipped it.
I’m reading Eleanor & Park right now and I already love Eleanor. 😀
what about park? he’s awesome! 🙂
next week’s theme is a bit hard as well :S I like the easy lists…
Don’t have that many opinions on Park yet, but he seems nice!
Next week is quite easy for me, I’ve abandoned a lot of books and series hahaha.
lol, so you’re safe for next week 😛
Absolutely – so many great heroines in Harry Potter!! My TTT
Great list, even if it depressed me that it’s only Tuesday.
lol, that’s a good reason 😉
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on The Wrath and the Dawn for so long now. Katniss’ determination is something I’ve always admired and I love that Eleanor is on the list cause she has to put up with a lot and she still comes out on top. Great list.
Eleanor is so strong… I don’t know how she did it!
Read the Wrath and the Dawn, it’s such a gorgeous book
Cool idea! I love it!
I love Memoirs of a Geisha! It’s absolutely one of my favourites.
Great list! My heart and the other black ones is already in my TBR list but I didn’t get around to read it yet. I really hope I like it! 😀
it’s slightly dark and sad at times, but overall it’s full of hope. I loved it, I hope you do too
I always try to make my main female character in my novels a bit bad ass. Good list you’ve got here 😀
When I read My Heart and Other Black Holes I was also surprised by how strong Aysel was as well. I think choosing not to end your life and saving somebody else requires so much strength! I love that you included her on your list 🙂
I’ve seen the movie adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha but I have yet to read the book. It’s one of those books that I’ve always wanted to read but never got around to. Hopefully I can pick it up sometime in the next year.
Aysel was really strong… i loved her so much.
memoirs of a geisha really struck a chord for me when i read it (eons ago)
Now I really want to rewatch the movie! I’ll probably do that to motivate me to finally pick up the book 🙂
i need to re-watch it too 😉
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE! (Well most of them) Of course Celaena is a kick butt heroine and so is Shazi, Arya and so the others. I love how you added in Eleanor to the mix because although different, she’s so strong!
And a little heads up, I think you spelt “heroines” wrong in the beginning of your post!
Wonderful picks this week Cristina! 💋❤
I did? oh well 😛 it happens (I’m gonna rectify it now).
I’ve read nearly all of these except for The One Thing and My Heart and Other Black Holes. I love that you included non-fantasy book heroines because sometimes it’s so easy to forget that kick-ass heroines exist in contemporary as well. Great post!
🙂 they are sometimes even stronger than the fantasy ones, because we can so relate to their strugles
So glad I wasn’t the only one who struggled with this week’s TTT. Yet, I wasn’t smart enough to spin it, I just didn’t do it lol Great theme!
the next few weeks themes are tough for me 😦 i’ll have to spin a lot!
I looked just now. They are definitely topics where I have to think a lot, but I think there a topics within the confines of the theme that are manageable.
I’ll need to get the next 3 weeks ready soon…
Why the rush? Is something busy coming up?
well, on the 8th I leave for South Korea and Japan, and I only come back on the 21st… I don’t know how much time I’ll have there and how the internet will be, so I’ll leave the weekly memes at least prepared
Ooooh, I forgot all about that!!! It’s going to be so cool!
😀 i hope so!
Awesome choices!! ❤ Throne of Glass is a huge yes for sure!! 😀