Top 5 Wednesday is a feature created by GingerReadsLainey. This is the first week I’ve taken part and I hope to continue with it because it’s a great little feature. To find out more about Top 5 Wednesday and the upcoming topics, check out its Goodreads page.
So without further ado, here are my five biggest badasses!
Lisbeth Salander – The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
Lisbeth has a hard life but she doesn’t let that stop her. She’s a super smart and resourceful genius hacker who can fight men twice her size. Lisbeth will go to any lengths to sort out people who have wronged her or the few people she cares about. She’s just a total badass.
Niko Leandros – Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman
Niko is a very calm and put-together guy until a monster comes after his younger brother. Niko is a master at multiple martial arts, he can uses guns, knives and he usually has his Katana strapped to his back. You won’t want to go up against Niko in a fight.
Sabriel – The Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix
Sabriel lives in a world where the dead can walk the earth and she has the power to stop them and send them back to where they came from. Controlling the dead is a seriously badass skill. Sabriel can also fight with a sword and practices powerful magic and is more than capable of looking out for herself and the world.
Johanna Mason – The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Johanna survived two Hunger Games and when she found out she was going back into the Games for the Quarter Quell, she wasn’t afraid to tell people exactly what she thought about that. Johanna is a fighter, she was tortured but she still got up and wanted to fight against the Capitol. Also Johanna isn’t afraid to give people like Katniss the cold hard truth, she’s a survivor and a badass.
Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
I’m actually reading Pride and Prejudice at the moment for the first time and I’m blown away by how much of a badass Elizabeth is. She might not be a fighter but she’s smart and in a battle of words she’s clever enough to show her adversary that she shouldn’t be looked down upon.
Who are your favourite bookish biggest badasses?
Oh to read one of Jane Austen books for the first time. Love Elizabeth. She’s such a feminist ahead of her time character too
This is the first time I’ve read any Jane Austen! I never read her books in school so it’s been up to me to see if I like them. Yeah, Elizabeth is definitely ahead of her time which I’m finding pretty surprising. I’ve also never seen any of the adaptations of Pride and Prejudice so I really don’t know what to expect!
Hmm I would start with the one with Hugh Grant, and the Keira Knightly one. Both great film adaptations. And then the Bollywood film Bride and Prejudice is good
Great list! So pleased to see Nicole made the cut! 🙂
Thanks! Yes, I was going to put Cal but then I thought about how Niko really trains and concentrates to be a badass and how he is so unassuming most of the time that it’s slightly terrifying when you see how much of a badass he is. 🙂
Can’t believe I forgot about Johanna
Don’t worry! Seeing other peoples lists I realise that there’s actually quite a few badasses that could be on my list 🙂