Finding powerful women in literature, just as in movies and television, come few and far between. When we find them, we want to recognize them for all their worth.
Flavorwire recently published a list of their top 10 most powerful women in literature, and we want to know your thoughts on their choices.
1. Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre
2. Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series
3. The Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales
4. Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games trilogy
5. Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter
6. Éowyn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy
7. Lyra Silvertongue in His Dark Materials trilogy
8. Janie Crawford in Their Eyes Were Watching God series
9. Hua Mulan in The Ballad of Mulan
10. Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy
Who’s missing from this list? Who doesn’t belong?
Have you read all of the books on this list? (You deserve a medal.)
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Angie Lynch is the founder and managing editor of the powerhouse women’s literary community, Smut Book Club. She is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary. You can read more from Angie on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing.