Not Enough Bookshelves: Heroines

Friday, 29 February 2008


Who is your favorite female lead character? And why? (And yes, of course, you can name more than one . . . I always have trouble narrowing down these things to one name, why should I force you to?)

The first heroine to spring to mind was the incomparable Elizabeth Bennett, she has been a favourite of mine for a long time.

I also love Linda from the Pursuit of Love firstly because she is the Radlett’s distilled. Then because she will not settle for second best, she doesn’t let one mistake ruin her life she goes on trying to find happiness.

Lyra Silvertonuge is another favourite. I love how we see her change and develop across the books. I love how she finds herself and strives to become the person she wants to be. I love how loving Will changes her too but she is still strong enough to give him up and go through life without him.

Finally I adore Stephanie Plum she just makes me laugh out loud. Her narration of the Plum novels are what make them brilliant.

1 comment:

  1. I picked Stephanie Plum and Frederick Wentworth too, though my all-time favourite Austen hero is Fitzwilliam Darcy *sigh* He is smart enough to listen to Lizzie and realize she is right, and he is so kind to those he loves…….this was a fun meme, wasn’t it? I picked Elizabeth Bennet of course, I think she is everyone’s idea of a best friend!


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