Top 10 Tuesday: Young Female Protagonist


It’s Tuesday again! This week I took a look at fiction with a young female protagonist. I really wanted to add Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill to the list as well, but I can’t find my copy :((( Tragedy! So it’s not in the picture but I also definitely recommend it. These books are all a coming of age story about a young woman, and I really connected with the characters. I Capture the Castle was an instant favourite, and Tell the Wolves I’m Home was really quite moving. And of course the Harper Lee classic To Kill a Mockingbird! I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Scout.

  1. Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore
  2. Swamplandia! by Karen Russel
  3. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  4. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  7. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  8. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  9. Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
  10. Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden




  1. I introduced my niece to Matilda a few months ago and now we watch it every single time she comes to my house. It makes me happy that she loves it as much as I did. Can’t wait to give her the book when she learns to read. 🙂 I love several of the other books on your list too, but I Capture the Castle is definitely my favorite.

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