My Favorite Heroines

After a month of reading books I didn’t connect with, I’m dragging my feet when it comes to writing reviews. To get myself feeling motivated and out of my rut, I’ve made a list of the female characters with which I most identify. These women are all characters I admire, relate to, and strive to be. On we go!


The Queen of Lumatere from The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

Traits I love: Determined, loyal, secretive, stubborn. She leads an entire kingdom to reclaim their rightful land. She’s perfect.
Additional note: I would gladly follow her into battle.

Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Traits I love: As someone who loves being sensible, I adore Charlotte Lucas for being the epitome of practicality.
Additional note: Anyone who does absolutely adore Charlotte should read this article and then report back.

Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Traits I love: Driven, hungry for knowledge, loves stories and believes in their power to bring change, compassionate but still tough as nails.
Additional note: My beloved Liesel is part of the Bookish Girls Trifecta (Liesel, Hermione, and Matilda).

Francesca Spinelli from Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Traits I love: Reclusive tendencies, quiet when she’s uncomfortable, witty. Unapologetically sassy.
Additional note: Even the relationships in this book remind me of my own life. Frankie and I both know the value of strong friendships.

Ella of Frell from Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Traits I love: Funny, clever, embraces other languages. A heroine who is definitely loved for her personality and mind, and not just because of her looks.
Additional note: I’m sure that my ability to relate to this character isn’t a coincidence. When I was little, I saw in Ella the type of person I wanted to be.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Traits I love: Intelligent, good-natured, opinionated, principled, judgmental. The idealist to Charlotte’s realist.
Additional note: I know it’s an unoriginal answer, but I even relate to her flaws. Elizabeth and Charlotte are my favorite Austen duo.

Which characters a person connects with says a lot about them. Let me know what characters you admire, relate to, and want to be.

Image credits: Liesel Meminger. Ella Enchanted. Elizabeth Bennet.

One thought on “My Favorite Heroines

  1. dragana5kovic says:

    Nice picks, I do love them too. Although Charlotte was always a bit too practical for my taste.
    I love to read about confident heroines. If they are blabbermouths or snarky it’s a bonus. 🙂 (For example Kate Daniels…)


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