15 Favorite Humorous Heroines

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

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Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

claudia silver to the rescueAdulthood is hard! And it’s awkward and stressful and filled with challenges. But it can also be hilarious, and it’s a smart woman who learns to laugh at herself. So for our latest giveaway, sponsored by Claudia Silver to the Rescue by Kathy Ebelwe asked you to share your favorite humorous heroines. Here are the top 15, who were all mentioned by multiple readers.

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Hermione Granger

Bridget Jones

Pippi Longstocking

Bernadette Fox in Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Stephanie Plum

Anastasia Krupnik

Elizabeth Bennet

Thursday Next

Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing

Harriet the Spy

Jo March

Flavia de Luce

Anne Shirley


Emma from Jane Austen’s Emma

Betsy Trotwood from David Copperfield