We all know Elizabeth Bennett and Jane Eyre traditionally top the charts for female literary icons. But, it being 2013, today we salute the modern female protagonist in the name of Women’s History Month.
She’s ferocious, she has fire, and she’s the driving force that keeps readers tearing through the pages of an unstoppable story.
|Lisbeth Salander||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson|
|Lindsay Boxer||11th Hour: Women’s Murder Club Mysteries by James Patterson|
|Alexia Tarabotti||Timeless: Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger|
|Nikki Heat||Frozen Heat by Richard Castle|
|Detective Selena Alvarez||Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson|
|Katniss Everdeen||The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins|
|Bridget Jones||Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding|
|Tiffany Maxwell||Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick|
|Maisie Dobbs||Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear|
|Hadley Richardson||The Paris Wife by Paula McClain|
|Sookie Stackhouse||Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris|
|Stephanie Plum||One for the Money by Janet Evanovich|
|Clary Fray||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare|
|Eve Dallas||Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb|
|Hattie Sheperd||The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis|
|Karou||Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor|
|Maddie Bosch||The Black Box by Michael Connelly|
|Desdemona Gray||Otherkin by Nina Berry|
|Rachel Morgan||A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison|
|Alice||Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon|
So, which leading lady is on your list?
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