Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader where each week they post a new top ten list and ask fellow bookish folk to share their lists on that topic.
This week is Favorite Heroines. It was hard just listing ten!
Mercy Thompson! Patricia Briggs has crafted one of my all-time favorite female characters in Mercy. Her intelligence shines with every problem she encounters. Mercy ponders things through like body language, repercussions of action, and what she says, weighing possible outcomes, doing this pretty quickly!
Kate Daniels is a powerhouse! It's a tie between Mercy and Kate for my all-time favorite heroine across the board.
Casey Duncan from the Rockton series. Another strong female underestimated by most. Stationed in an off-the-grid hidden town in the Yukon she's had to ferret out murderers and criminals without the help of modern forensics and outsmarted even the craftiest.
Nevada Baylor! Another amazing character from the writing duo Ilona Andrews.
Elizabeth Best. A formidable octogenarian indeed, but I do have to say I love the whole Thursday Murder Club gang: Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron too!
Mercy Kilpatrick. Being the daughter of strict preppers helped form Mercy into the woman she is. Her background aids her while investigating murders as an FBI agent in rural Oregon. Then there's the romance between her and Sheriff Truman I was all on board with from the beginning!
Lady Kiera Darby. She's had to rise above the abuse her late husband heaped upon her and weather the scandal after his death. She's come a long way finding her niche as an inquiry agent (investigator) and finding love.
Sal Casillas! An impressive, passionate athlete training for her dreams, finding love along the way.
Lady Penny Campion! A fellow animal lover. Such a sweet woman with a big heart. A little clueless and so hilarious! Her vile vegetarian, meat-substitute concoctions also had me cracking up, too!
Kristen Ashley writes the most fun heroines, but librarian Faye Goodnight has to be one of my all-time favorites. Starts out shy and a little insecure she blossoms into a strong sexy woman with backbone!
Are any of these heroines on your list?