Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Top Ten Mean Girls In Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week, we get a theme to list our top tens. 

This week's Top Ten is: Top Ten Mean Girls in Books


Here is my list, in no particular order:

1) Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair by William Thackeray
2) Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
3) Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
4) Lady Macbeth in Macbeth by Shakespeare
5) Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
6) Wicked Witch of the West in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  by L. Frank Baum
7) Madam Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8) Mrs. Reed in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9) Nurse Ratchett in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
10) The Ugly Stepsisters in Cinderella

20 comments:

Myckyee said...

Great choices! I see a couple there that scared me a lot!

Trish said...

Mrs Reed and Mrs Danvers made my list too. I see some other good ones here too: Scarlett is the best of the worst!

Lisa said...

Dolores made my list too. I agree that Scarlett is mean and contriving but she still holds a place in my heart.

Anna said...

Umbridge for sure! My first thought was Aunt Norris in Mansfield Park. She was just awful.

bermudaonion said...

Scarlett O'Hara was the first one to pop into my mind! Great list!

Alyce said...

Great choices! I wouldn't have thought of Scarlett, but she certainly is mean. I also had forgotten about the wicked Madam Defarge.

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

Great List! We have several of the same choices. I also completely agree with Becky Sharp and Scarlett!

LibrarySnake said...

Yeah, Mrs. Danvers was absolutely hateful.

Good list.

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/04/top-ten-tuesday_26.html

Sarah said...

I forgot about Becky Sharp and Mme. Defarge! Good picks.

Reading Rachel said...

Fantastic list. Many classic mean girls on it.

Rachel-Endless Reading

Anne said...

Great list- I wish I would have thought to put Dolores Umbridge on my list, she is perfect for it!

Sophia said...

Good list - we've both got Scarlett on there, she was nasty!

Yvette said...

Fabulous list. I also listed Lady MacBeth and Mrs. Danvers and Mrs. Reed. For sure. At first I didn't think I'd get to ten, but I managed. :)

Marla said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to leave my comment here because some of your picks caught my eye. I wholeheartedly agree with you in the instance of Rebecca Sharp and Dolores Umbridge. Happy reading.

Nise' said...

Great choices!!

reviewsbylola said...

Scarlett O'Hara is a great choice!

Bibliophile said...

Good list!
I'd have put Becky Sharp on my list had I read the book, but I have only seen the latest TV mini-series and I don't know how well that follows the book.
I did have your nos. 3, 4 and 5 on my list.

Dani said...

Lots of classic mean girls here! Cool list.

Anne Bennett said...

All of our lists are starting to look pretty similar. Either there aren't very many mean female characters in literature or we've all read the same books. Ha!

stacybuckeye said...

Scarlet really was a mean girl! Good choice :)