As I mentioned in my previous Top 5 Wednesday post, I’m really inspired by the February T5W prompts and wanted to make a list every week. This week’s topic is your favorite independent women, who don’t get too distracted by their love interests. Here we go!
Sadie – Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie is the first woman who came to mind when I first heard of this topic. She’s a woman on a mission: to trace the person who murdered her sister and kill them. I simultaneously admire her and want to wrap her up in a blanket to protect her from the world.
Every single girl and woman – Book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence
I couldn’t pick one! There’s obviously Nona, the main character of the series. But I think Ara would fit this prompt pretty well too. And so do Abbess Glass, Sister Kettle, and Sister Apple. And we can’t forget about Zole either! Like I said, every single girl and woman from this series.
Inej – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Do I really need to explain why I picked Inej? I don’t think so.
Starr Carter – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Yes, there is an established relationship and romance in this novel. However, I do still consider Starr to be incredibly independent. Being independent and being in a relationship are not mutually exclusive whatsoever. Starr is such an admirable, brave and honest woman, and I love her to death.
Ósa – A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke
This is a book I don’t see many people talk about, and it kind of makes me sad. In A Shiver of Snow and Sky, Ósa undertakes a dangerous journey in order to talk to the Goddess and ask her to spare her people from the upcoming disasters. She has to make the journey alone, and while she’s definitely scared, she won’t let anything stop her.
There you have it, 5 of my favorite independent, fictional women! Have you read these books? Do you agree with my choices? Who are your favorite independent female characters? I’d love to hear about it, so I can add more books to my to-read list!