Friday, November 14, 2014

Top ten quiet heroes and heroines

Ellie Irving's latest book is The Mute Button.

One of her top ten quiet heroes and heroines, as shared at the Guardian:
Atticus Finch, in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Atticus leads by example – he doesn’t talk down to his children, or shy away from the challenges that they will face. Instead, he is the very model of integrity, is doing what he thinks is right, and tries to teach Jem and Scout about moral courage. ‘Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.’ A strong, quiet, and truly remarkable man, in this, Michael Gove’s favourite novel.
Read about the other entries on the list.

To Kill a Mockingbird made a list of five books that changed Richelle Mead, Robert Williams's top ten list of loners in fiction, Alyssa Bereznak's top ten list of literary heroes with weird names, Louise Doughty's top ten list of courtroom dramas, Hanna McGrath's top fifteen list of epic epigraphs, the Telegraph's list of ten great meals in literature, Nicole Hill's list of fourteen characters their creators should have spared, Isla Blair's six best books list, Lauren Passell's list of ten pairs of books made better when read together, Charlie Fletcher's top ten list of adventure classics, Sheila Bair's 6 favorite books list, Kathryn Erskine's top ten list of first person narratives, Julia Donaldson's six best books list, TIME magazine's top 10 list of books you were forced to read in school, John Mullan's list of ten of the best lawyers in literature, John Cusack's list of books that made a difference to him, Lisa Scottoline's top ten list of books about justice, and Luke Leitch's list of ten literary one-hit wonders. It is one of Sanjeev Bhaskar's six best books and one of Alexandra Styron's five best stories of fathers and daughters.

--Marshal Zeringue