Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
Today’s Top 10:
Fictional Crushes. Books with Highly Intelligent Heroines.
The Top Ten prompt for this week is Fictional Crushes. Since I don’t really have any, I went with Books With Highly Intelligent Heroines.
#1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. The heroine, Stella Lane is a mathematician who creates algorithms to predict customer purchases!
#2. The Trouble With Hating You has Liya Thakkar, who is a successful biochemical engineer.
#3. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren features single mom Jess Davis, who is a data and statistics wizard.
#4. Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors has Dr. Trisha Raje who is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon.
#5. Get a Life, Chloe Brown features Chloe Brown a chronically ill computer geek.
#6. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins. Nora Stuart not only won the prestigious Tufts University scholarship in her hometown, but she became a first-rate gastroenterologist in a Boston Hospital.
#7. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren’s heroine is Macy Sorensen a pediatrics resident.
#8. What We Find by Robyn Carr features neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan.
#9. First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel features Preeti Patel, who just finished her residency and is looking for a position as a doctor in a family practice clinic.
#10. Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas features Lady Merritt Sterling, a strong-willed young widow who’s running her late husband’s shipping company.
Have you read any books lately with intelligent heroines? Comment below!
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I loved The Kiss Quotient! A few of these are on my TBR – good to know they have great and smart female leads!
Thank you Katie! I loved the Kiss Quotient too!
I love your twist! And I love when books feature super smart ladies. I’ve read WHAT WE FIND, but that’s it from your list.
Happy TTT (on a Thursday)!
Thank you Susan!
I love your little prompt edit! I feel you on that, I always heard people talking about their “book boyfriends” and I just didn’t get it. 🙈 To each their own!
Thank you Hannah! I don’t get the Book Boyfriend thing either, however, I can understand how others do? it’s just not me.
Great list! I haven’t read any of these yet so haven’t met the characters but I do see a couple I have on my tbr.
Thank you Joanna, I hope you enjoy the ones on your TBR.
I haven’t read any of these, but I bet they are wonderful choices! It’s always nice to see a collection of books that I want to read all of them 😉
Thank you Tessa, I love looking at these top ten lists and see what everyone is listing.
I love your tweak on this week’s topic! I am trying to come up with a really intelligent heroine…I had to go searching for the title of the book that immediately came to mind, Johanna Berglund, a linguistics student in Things We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green. Another is Eloise Marshall, in The Cryptographer’s Dilemma, she is an encoder. And research scientist Marian Creighton in Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund.
Thank you Cindy. Your books sound great, especially the Cryptographer’s Dilemma. I believe I read your review for it and I really want to read it now.
It’s always fun to read about intelligent protagonists!
Thank you Lydia, I agree!
Loved the heroines in The Kiss Quotient, The Soulmate Equation, Now That You Mention It, What We Find and Devil in Disguise!
Thank you Rachel, they were all amazing weren’t they!
I have The Trouble With Hating You on my TBR. As for strong, intelligent female leads? Anna from Hench; is a data cruncher. You ask her for information, and she will find it for you–from who someone is dating to finding how to bring them down physically. It’s really handy when you’re trying to defeat a superhero.
When you get the chance, I hope you can stop by my post and check it out: https://readbakecreate.com/characters-i-would-love-to-have-a-drink-with/
Thank you Pam. Anna from Hench sounds amazing, I’ll have to check her out. I hope you enjoy The Trouble with Hating You as much as I did. It’s one of my favorite romcoms of all time.