Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Fave Characters

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten All-Time Favorite Characters in Books

1.  Holden Caulfield - for so many reasons!  You gotta love a character that readily admits to being a terrible liar and a sex maniac.  Also, I want to bring back the word phony just for Holden's sake.

2.  Victoria Jones - her background in the foster system and subsequent communication difficulties make you root for Victoria throughout the novel!

3.  Todd Hewitt from the Chaos Walking Trilogy - such a pure heart and what a wonderful boy!

4.  Kvothe from the Kingkiller Chronicles - seriously, Kvothe is so awesome it's almost too good to be true!

5.  Winnie the Pooh from the A. A. Milne books - I grew up with Pooh and feel like he will always be a part of my life!

6.  Vicki Austin from various Madeleine L'Engle books - I really identified with her insecurities and her understanding of the world around her when I was growing up!

7.   Rudy Steiner from The Book Thief - oh gosh, the Jesse Owens scene...actually this lemon-haired boy just steals every scene he's in.

8.  Merlin from the Mary Stewart Arthurian Saga - I looooved seeing events fold from Merlin's eyes!

9.  Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice - this one should be pretty obvious!

10.  Yelena from Poison Study - she can kick your butt plus she's super-smart...really well-drawn character (and a huuuge part of the reason why I loved this book).


  1. I love so many of the characters on this list! The Crystal Cave is an amazing book and how can you not love Pooh bear! I miss reading books about him with my kids.

  2. Holden- that is a great one. Although I wanted to smack some sense into him, he was kind of loveable :-)

  3. LOL. I love that you included Winnie the Pooh!

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

  4. I fall harder for Kvothe every time I read/listen to a little more of that book. He's such a fantastic character. So is Todd. These are such awesome pictures to go along with them too. That red hair! GAH!

  5. I still need to read Chaos Walking but I get mixed reviews from people on it. Some LOVE it and some hated it. hmmm...We'll see if I ever get to it. Here's our Top 10 this week! Happy reading! :)

  6. I haven't read very many of these but definitely agree with Pooh and Lizzie Bennett! :D

  7. I haven't read the Kingkiller Chronicles, but Kvothe looks like a cool character.

    My TTT. 

  8. I have a Winnie-the-Pooh character in my list too! Great list :)

    Feel free to check out my list :)

  9. I totally agree with Todd. He's a FANTASTIC character. <3

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

  10. Good list and I loved Rudy as well.

  11. I loved, loved, loved Victoria Jones. I recommend Language of the Flowers to just about anyone that I think would have an inkling of interest. Mostly I recommend it because of Victoria.

  12. It's great to see Rudy Steiner on your Top Ten. I had the privilege of handing out copies of The Book Thief on World Book Night. So much fun.

  13. Ok so I just had "a moment" with your blog. Vicki Austin. I had forgotten all about those books and oh my gosh now I need to read them again! I don't think I could have gotten through middle school without them. Thank you for reminding me!!!

    My Top Ten Characters

  14. Oh, Rudy! Such a sweet little character. Love your list!