Monday, April 25, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Mean Girls

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which allows us to make fun bookish lists and share them with the world.

This week's list is: 
Top Ten Mean Girls

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel (P.S.) 10. Rachel Price from The Poisonwood Bible
Rachel isn't so much a mean girl as a snotty, whiny brat. She's materialistic and full of herself from the beginning of the book all the way to the end. For a book that spans around 40 years, it's pretty sad when someone experiences practically zero personal growth.

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9. Mrs. Reed in Jane Eyre

Jane's aunt is mean, spiteful and just plain cruel. What's worse is that she is all these things to a child. Seriously, it's quite sad when your poor niece has better manners and more class than you and your family all put together.

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8. Lola Quincey from Atonement
I know this one is a bit of a stretch and I feel a bit like a mean girl myself for including a victim of sexual assault on this list. However, I'm a little on the fence about how much of a victim she was. She was too young to actually consent but I feel like she was possibly a willing participant and went along with Briony's claim that the Robbie was a rapist, probably afraid of her parents finding out or to save her reputation. I could go on but that's another discussion. Lola is on my list because ruining a mans life to save your skin is despicable.

7.  Rosalie Hale from Twilight
This is an easy one. She's conceited and snotty and isn't afraid to point out your flaws to your face. She's like an immortal Regina George. 'Nuff said.

6.  Hilly Holbrook from The Help
I think this is a no-brainer for anyone who has read the book. Hilly is a complete and total bitch. She's racist, full of herself, bossy, snooty and just plain evil.Seriously, just watch the trailer.

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 5.  Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada 
She's the complete boss from hell. She's tough as nails and takes no prisoners. I think I'd rather be homeless than work under this woman. Seriously, you don't get the title 'Dragonlady' without being a mean girl.

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4. Hatsumomo from Memoirs of a Geisha
Hatsumomo is sch a complete cow to Sayuri through the entire book for what appears to be no apparent reason. In reality she's just insanely jealous of Sayuri and her beauty but then again, isn't jealously the driving force behind many mean girls?  

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3. Delores Umbridge from Harry Potter
Ohhh, never have I hated a fictional character more than Delores Umbridge. From her very first 'hem, hem' to the end of the series, I actively despised this woman. If she was real I don't know that I could stop myself from hunting her down for a good old fashioned bitchslap!

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2. Caroline Bingley from Pride & Prejudice
She's just a super snotty beyotch that feels the need to belittle others to make herself look better. Of course, we all know that tactic almost always backfires.

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)1. President Coin from Mockingjay
Ugh, this woman just ends up being the epitome of everything she's fighting against. Electing her was like trading one brand of poison for another. Except she's trying to dress it up as a betterment for the county. Whatever, she's a cow.

Ok, which ladies are you all ready to bitchslap?

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Sophia said...

We've both got Hilly on our lists - what a bitch! Thnks for stopping by my blog :-)

Laura said...

Awesome list! I had hatsumomo too, although I would kind of say briony was meaner than lola in atonement...

ComaCalm said...

Lola looks like my idea of Cecily from Wither, although a bit younger.

Women I'd like to smack with a Mallet

Karen said...

Fantastic list! I now want to read The Help thanks to that trailor, lol. There isn't a single person I don't agree with on there. I know what you mean about Lola.

Anne said...

Great list! I have Hilly and Caroline Bingley on my list too. How did I forget Dolores Umbridge? said...

Many people picked Umbridge! I didn't think of President Coin! Good list.

Bibliophile said...

Good list!
I have Umbridge and Caroline Bingley on my list. The lastter seems to be universally (un)popular.

Trish said...

I love that picture of Caroline Bingley! Haha she has bitch written all over her. Mrs Reed made my list too.

Mimi said...

Yes Yes Yes! Awesome list :)

Rie Conley said...

Seems most have the same top ten this week. Rosalie's on mine. Great list!

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Lisa said...

Dolores and Rosalie are on my list too. I completely agree with Hilly. I totally forgot how cruel she was.

DJL said...

Oooh, these women sound positively dreadful! And you had some on the list that should have made mine if only I'd remembered them, namely Miranda Priestly and Dolores Umbridge. Thank you for visiting and happy reading! :)

Sarah said...

I forgot about Hilly! She was horrible, and definitely got we she deserved, thanks to Minny. :) Good call about President Coin - I remembered Glimmer but forgot about her!

gautami tripathy said...

You listed good!

Check out my bad girls in my Top Ten post!

Lucy said...

Awesome list of female baddies! Hilly Holbrook is perfect, as well as President Coin. Well done!

Two Bibliomaniacs said...

So many great choices and great commentary! Nice call on Rachael Price and Mrs. Reed.

Skye said...

I forgot about President Coin! Gosh was she a power hungry,freak. I was glad when Katniss got her. And that Lola Quincey looks like a pill.

Loni said...

Great List! I can't believe I forgot Hatsumomo.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Great list. Rosalie is quite rude.

Dani said...

Yep, I agree with all of your choices! I haven't read The Help yet, but that trailer definitely made me want to slap Hilly.

Andrea said...

We have Hilly in common. President Coin is also one I didn't think of but can't stomach.

Reading Lark's Top 10

kat said...

Hilly and Umbridge! ARG! I hate umbridge so much because she is so extremely horrible in every way. I actually didn't think of Hilly but she definitely deserves to be on there too.

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