Top 5 Tuesday: Badass Females

Top Five Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm where bookworms get to chat about their top five books based on different topics.

How fortunate I have a whole Goodreads shelf dedicated to this very subject! I only hope that the list keeps growing, because we need allllll the kickass heroines we can find.

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Azalea in Entwined

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When Azalea’s mother dies and her father disappears into his kingly duties, she becomes a substitute parent for her eleven younger sisters (this is a twelve dancing princesses retelling, after all!). Azalea pauses her own grieving process to be a beacon of strength and joy for her siblings in a tough time.

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Shahrzad in The Wrath & The Dawn
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)

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Come on! Shazi is true kickass, plotting to murder a king to avenge her best friend and then even though she *ahem* does fall in love with him, she never for a second abandons her own ideals. When leaving Khalil is for the best, she does it, knowing her heart cannot rule every decision.

Melinda in SpeakSpeak

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Melinda went through a terrible trauma, but was able to find a way to use her voice again. Readers who have gone along on her journey in SPEAK know that even though Melinda isn’t physically slaying dragons, she kicked a lot of emotional ass.

Josie Moraine in Out of the EasyOut of the Easy

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With a mother who forgets about her very existence (unless she happens to have extra cash lying around) and a kind madam who thinks her best shot in life is to just give up all her dreams, Josie doesn’t have a lot of people rooting for her success. Despite that, she fights to make it to college.

Starr Carter in The Hate U GiveThe Hate U Give

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This list wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Starr Carter. After witnessing the police shooting of her best friend, Starr had the option to stay silent. But she spoke out and raised the issues facing black people in her neighbourhood, even when it was hard.

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What badass females do you know in literature?


27 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Badass Females

  1. I haven’t read any of these and now i want to sm,,,, especially Speak because I remember starting it?? but i think i lost my copy at some point, like accidentally left it at school or something (& it’s v sad i’m so disappointed in myself lkdj)

    amazing list !!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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