It seems like everyone and their weird uncle has started a new hobby lately. Some people are baking bread, making soap or candles, or learning a new language.
Well, I’ve also started a new “quarantine hobby.” It was a terrible idea, not because I hate it, but because I’ve become practically obsessed with it over the past few weeks and I can’t make myself stop.
Once upon a time, I wrote a blog post that was appropriately titled “Top 5 Heroines.” It was, as you might guess, a list of my favorite heroines from books. Now, even though I wrote that blog post three years ago, I still stand by it. There were some really awesome female characters on that list: June Iparis from the Legend trilogy, Cammie Morgan from Gallagher Girls, Deryn Sharp from the Leviathan trilogy, Reyna Ramirez-Arellano from The Heroes of Olympus, and Stargirl from Stargirl.
But I also wrote that blog post three years ago. I’ve read (and re-read) a lot of books since then, and I’ve fallen in love with both new characters and old. So while I still love and adore all of the ladies on my original list, I thought it was a good time to show some appreciation for a few of my other favorite heroines.
Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and you know what that means! No, not chocolate or fancy dates or anything like that. Nope, around here, we celebrate Valentine’s day a little differently – and by that, I mean I make lists about my favorite fictional couples and try to sound like an actual adult while writing about them.
In all seriousness, I do have my fair share of favorite couples (or “ships,” as the fanpeople would say). Whether it’s books, TV shows, movies, or video games, there are some really strong, healthy relationships in fiction. Even as someone who isn’t much of a romantic, I do love seeing happy and supportive couples, and so in celebration of Valentine’s day, here are a few of my favorites and why I love them so much.
There may be a few vague spoilers ahead, so tread carefully!
I know, I know, I just did a two-partlist last month. But that was so much fun, I decided to go ahead and do another one! This time, however, it’s not about music – it’s about books.
I’ve always found myself especially attached to characters in stories. Protagonists, antagonists, I love them all, but there’s something to be said about the heroes and heroines of a story. Granted, I tend to throw many book characters under the bus because they’re half-developed cliches, but that doesn’t mean I hate all of them. In fact, there are a lot of great books out there with characters that I absolutely adore!
Anyway, a while back in my school’s Book Club, we had sessions where we’d prepare o a list of our favorite book things – sometimes characters, sometimes settings, sometimes couples (ah, but that’s a list for another day). For a while now, I’ve wanted to share some of those lists on my blog, so this week and next week, I’ll be sharing a somewhat condensed version of my favorite heroes and heroines.
Since I started with the guys in my lead singers series, this time it’ll be ladies first! (However, like last time, the lists are in no particular order.)