• Books

    Booking Through Thursday — Heroine

    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?) – BTT

    I always dislike favourite questions because I can never narrow it down to one or two. Here’s the list I could think off the top of my head:

    Elizabeth Bennet of P&P – I like her moxie. Heh.

    Anne of Anne of Green Gables – I have only read one Anne book, and like thousands of others, she won my heart.

    Jane Eyre – Enough said.

    Cassandra from I Capture the Castle – Unrequired love, this girl can relate.

    Death from the Sandman series – She’s not exactly a female lead, but she is awesome.

    Viola from Twelth Night – Fun times cross dressing.

    Wendy from Peter Pan – Now, I’m just being maudlin.

    Natasha from War and Peace -  Her transformation to naive girl to mature woman through war and romantic mistakes makes her the best female Tolstoy character.

    Thursday Next – Well, she’s pretty much done everything.

    Hmm, this list seems very short. There are most likely more.