Top Ten Tuesday and Characters
I'm a big believer that characters can make or break a book. If I read a book in which I don't connect (or like) to the character, it's a hard sell. On the other hand, if I love the characters, I will tend to overlook nitpicky things. Does anyone else read like this? That is why this weeks Top Ten subject was yet again difficult! I love the idea of picking out specific groups of characters, but much to my own disappointment (in my lack of blog skills), I wasn't coordinated enough to do so (plus this whole not-talking-about-specific-books mindset I have to put myself in right now, is tough). That being said, I chose to keep things mainly light and go with some of my recent (and old friend) favorites. Some are from TV shows, others are from books, but wherever we met them, they have one thing in common: they're pretty darn awesome characters. Just so you know, I want some of them as besties.
Broke and Bookish Topic for April 28th 2015
Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____
I'm reading Morgan Matson's delightful debut now. It's full of so many interesting things and heartfelt emotions that I'm sometimes forgetful this is a YA title. There are moments when some of that comes roaring back (i.e., needless profanity or a college dorm party), but for the most part I am very impressed with these characters.
Yep. That's right, I added Youtuber Lizzie Bennett - again - to a favorite character list.
What's this!? A new character on my list!? Yes, you are reading this right. Sidney is a character with origins from a novel, however I had the pleasure of "meeting" him in the ITV miniseries Grantchester (review to come) and yep, he's... fabulous. With exception to one royal mess he gets himself into, he's one of the good guys.
Introduced to us in Michelle Madow's debut novel, Lizzie was as fun character who - yes you read that right - travelled back in time to set right her present and future.
Eleven. Love him. That's all.
Who doesn't enjoy Alexis Bledel's bookish, studious Rory Gilmore of Gilmore Girls (TV)? She's a fabulously fun character who many of will probably relate too.
Paige is from Emery Lord's The Start of Me and You which reminds me, why didn't I add Max to this list? Both of Emery's characters were spot-on perfection even in their imperfections.
I've over-shared about my love for Emily Owens (CW's Emily Owens, M.D.), so I won't talk more about her (or Micah) except to say that Emily is again another easily relatable heroine.
Okay. Yes I know Steve isn't a real American hero (he's comic book awesome-ness though), however I do adore this Avenger. He's the fictional definition of an American hero, plus, he's not the kind of guy who would ever describe himself as a hero. Someone's got to.
Don't judge. Again another popular choice on my lists. Felicity is too awesome not too add.
Who made YOUR lists this week? (If you joined in, leave those links.) Or if you were going to make a list, who would you add? Let's talk about why our favorite characters are so awesome.