Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Characters

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They feature a different top ten list every week. This week's topic is supposed to be characters that I loved but others hated or characters I hate that others love. But eh, I have no idea who loves or hates the same characters that I do. So this is a list of my favorite characters ever . . . or at least, favorite characters since I joined Goodreads because those are the only ones I remember.

1. Liesel from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 

2. Kady and Ezra from Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof

3. Nastya from The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

4. Laney from The Black Iris by Leah Raeder

5. Scout and Atticus from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

6. Marie from All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

7. Moses from The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

8. Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

9. Isabelle from The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

10. Joe from You by Caroline Kepnes 


Who are some of your favorite book characters?

20 comments :

  1. I only know Kady and Ezra and Katniss from this list but I like those characters too. :)

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    1. Thanks Greg. Katy and Ezra are pretty awesome, right? :)

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  2. Liesel and Marie are both heartbreakingly vulnerable and resolutely strong, I think.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/characters-others-love-but-i-dont.html

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    1. So true Deb. And vulnerable characters are my favorite!

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  3. I really need to read "You." I have heard such wonderful things and I even picked it up really cheap from Book Outlet. So many people seem to like Joe.

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    1. Barb, oh yes you must read it! You is so twisted and engrossing. Joe is crazy, but I rooted for him anyway. :)

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  4. I haven't finished Illuminae yet, and while I don't hate her, I can definitely understand how Kady could make this list. She is a hard character to love. I think it's because we don't get enough exposition in the book, with the way that it is told. There isn't enough space to really get inside her head and understand her.

    My TTT.

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    1. Allyson, I hope you are enjoying Illuminae! I love it. And you are right about the format making it hard to get inside her head completely. But somehow, her actions just made me fall in love with her.

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  5. Katniss, Kady, Ezra and Liesel are some of my favorite characters. Glad you enjoy them too! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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  6. Lovely list of characters! I like so many of them too.

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  7. Nice list, Cynthia - though I am even more impressed with you for being able to compile one at all! I wouldn't know where to start... Awesome job!

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    1. Thanks Ramona! Believe me, I had some help with Goodreads. Sometimes it's hard to remember every character from every book, even the ones I love. Ha

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  8. So glad to see Ezra and Kady make your list! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Lauren, I had to include them. They are amazing!

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  9. I love Katniss and Joe and Laney, and of course Kady and Ezra as well! So many amazing characters you've listed here, and a lot I still have to discover.

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    1. Thanks Jeann! You have great taste. :)

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  10. Katniss will always be dear to my heart. <3

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    1. Lyn, me too! That was the first book that got me into YA dystopian fiction and it is still one of my favorites.

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