Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Bookworm! If you’re interested in participating, check out her wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This month, Shanah at Top 5 Tuesday is taking a much-deserved break! That means that there aren’t any prompts this month, which is okay because I’ve missed a few weeks. I decided to go through the Top 5 Tuesday archives and pick out five topics that I wish I would have done, to share with you during June. This week, I’m talking about my Top 5 Leading Ladies.
Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: It shouldn’t surprise anyone that I included Lucy on this list because she is one of my favourite characters, and The Hating Game is one of my favourite books. I could probably write an entire post about why I love Lucy, but one of the main reasons why I love her is because of her legendary ranting scene at breakfast with Josh’s family. I often find myself thinking about this scene when I’m with my boyfriend’s family, and maybe one day, I’ll muster up the courage to have my own Lucy moment.
Stevie Bell from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: Truly Devious is basically my favourite series, and I think Stevie is fantastic. I tend to like amateur detectives, and I think that Stevie’s dedication to the Ellingham Mystery is admirable. I loved reading about her piecing the clues together, and I loved her flaws. When I found out that there’s going to be a fourth Truly Devious book, I practically jumped for joy, because I’m excited to have more Stevie in my life.
Rune Jenkins from Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls: I read Magic Unleashed and Promises Forged as part of the blog tour hosted by The Write Reads, and I can’t get over how much I liked the books and the characters. I think that Rune is an amazing character and a total badass, and I loved watching her develop and learn how to use her abilities. I’m looking forward to reading more Venators books as they’re released so that I can fall even more in love with this character.
Kit Sweetly from The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton: Kit Sweetly wants to smash the patriarchy, and I am all for that. I loved how passionate Kit was about wanting to be a knight at the medieval-themed restaurant she worked at, and I loved that she worked hard to achieve her goal. I also really liked that she checked her privilege and acknowledged that the cause was a lot bigger than her and that it extended far beyond a small chain of restaurants.
Cath Avery from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Cath is one of my favourite female characters because I think she’s incredibly relatable. I like that Cath is bookish and that she’s so involved with her fandom that she writes fan fiction. I loved how much she cared about her father and sister, and that she struggled to balance everything in her first year of University. I also loved watching her develop and become more confident, as she learned to get by without her twin sister.