Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TTT: Girls Who Run Their Worlds

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This Week's Topic: Books Which Feature Characters Who___________

I'm choosing to fill in the blank with "Girls Who Run Their Worlds"

Whether they are countries, businesses, homes, wherever these girls have made a place for themselves in the world, they own it and run it beautifully.


The Queen of Attolia and the The Queen of Eddis from Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief Series: These queens and the way they rule their countries are incredibly different, but they are both incredibly good at what they do, are dedicated to the well-being of their people, and want to see their countries prosper. 


Princess Eilonwy from The Chronicles of Prydain: Whether it's keeping house from one old man and his pig keeper, practicing magic, or learning to be a princess, Eilonwy is the master of everything she does and controls her own destiny.

 Queen Elisa from the Girl of Fire and Thorns Trilogy: There is a lot to be said for the way Elisa grows into herself and her role as this trilogy unfolds.

Fer (The Lady of the Summerlands) from Winterling Trilogy: Fer is young and she makes a lot of mistakes, but how she learns to atone for that and her desire to learn how she can best serve her people. 

Tiffany Aching: She's a witch and she does it better than anyone could protecting the people who need even when they don't always appreciate it. 

Alunna from Above World Trilogy: Alunna's devotion to righting her world and saving her people is admirable.

 Natividad: At first Natividad's power might seem limited and her choices all but made for her, but she has a quiet strength and knows how to use the power she has to turn the tide of events.

Sophie Hatter: No one could run this hodgepodge house with its cranky vane owner, his mischievous fire demon, and awkward apprentice like Sophie does.

Lydia Reales: Her dream is to someday run a national campaign and she will do her job better than everyone else around her to make it come true. Don't get in her way. 

Kiki Strike: When Kiki decides something is going to happen, it happens. Whether it is in the Shadow City or in her friends' lives on the surface of NY, she will make it come to pass.

Who would you add to this list? 

12 comments:

  1. Love this choice of topic! You also picked some of my favorite female characters-such as Irene (the Queen of Attolia), Eilonwy, and Sophie!

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    1. I love female characters like them and am pretty much guaranteed to love any book by an author that writes them well.

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  2. All lists should have Attolia and Eilonwy on them. It doesn't matter what they're about.

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    1. I make it a goal in life to have one of Attolia books on every list I do ever. :)

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  3. Love the topic that you chose! I also think it's great that you have Natividad in there - I just started reading Pure Magic and it's good to be back in the Black Dog world.

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    1. Her strength is so subtle, but it is definitely there.

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    2. You lucky, lucky (insert appropriate jealous epithet). I am dying to get my hands on it after reading that first chapter she teases us with in the Black Dog short stories. Yes, Natividad very much knows how to handle all those domineering men. I love her courage and conviction.

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    3. I asked Rachel and she said she's planning to release the book in May! Not too long of a wait. :)

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  4. Gah, yet another reminder that I really need to check out Kiki Strike.

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    1. I think Kiki Strike is a definite Shae book. You really should read it.

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  5. Bitterblue, the queen in the third of the Graceling books by Kristen Cashore. She's got quite a mess to clean up, and she quietly and determinedly goes about doing it, despite the fact that no one will tell her things she needs to know.

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    1. I never read Bitterblue because I wasn't enamored of the first two books, but I've heard good things about her character.

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