Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme brought to you by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish (the button also belongs to them). This week’s theme is the Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books.
1. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)– Jane is awesome. She is independent and stands up for what she believes is right. Love her.
2. Severus Snape (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling)– I love Snape because he is such a complicated character. He really does not like Harry, at all, but he is brave, loyal, and incredibly smart.
3. Todd Hewitt (The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness)– Todd grows so much through the series. He doesn’t always make the judgments or decisions you want him to, but he tries so hard to do the right thing and to protect Viola, it is hard not like him despite his faults.
4. Stevens (The Remains of Day by Kazuo Ishiguro)– Stevens is the former butler of a English gentleman and he is very prim and proper and butler-y. He is also a really well-done unreliable narrator.
5. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery)– Anne is SO funny and endearing. She is impossible not to love!
6. Adam Real-Last-Name-Unknown (Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain)– Sometimes, there are real people who seem more absurd than fictional characters. Adam Real-Last-Name-Unknown is one of those people.
7. Tiny Cooper (Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan)– Tiny Cooper is an unforgettable character. He’s larger than life and while I think he’d drive me nuts if he was real, his character was one of the best parts of Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
8. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins)– Kickass female hero. Need I say more?
9. Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Stieg Larsson)– Lisbeth is badass. She’s a survivor and is smart, adaptable, and beaten up by life. She’s intriguing for sure.
10. Julia (The Magician King by Lev Grossman)– Part of what made the second book in this series better for me was that you get to learn Julia’s story and she is a far more interesting character than Quentin.