Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1.) Cath Avery in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - My Review
Clearly the most obvious choice. Cath Avery loves books and reading so much that she writes fanfiction and studies creative writing in college. And I love Cath almost as much as that.

2.) Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I imagine that Hermione is on basically every list today. I mean she is the ultimate bookworm but she is also the brains of the operation. Where would the "Golden trio" be without Hermione? Well, Ron would be stuck in Devil's Snare and Harry would have no idea who Nicholas Flammel.

3.) Celaena Sardothian in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas - My Review
Celeana is another easy choice for this list for me. I absolutely adore her as a character. I'm not the biggest fan of the kickass female protagonist but Celeana's love of books, chocolate, and pretty dresses makes her much more complex.

4.) Samwell Tarly in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin - My Review
Tyrion is probably the obvious character if you are looking for a bookish person in this series. And yes, I like Tyrion but I LOVE Sam. One of the things I love about Sam is that he's reverse Celaena. He seems all bookish but he's super brave.

6.) Jo March in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott My Review
You may know that Little Women is my favorite classic. It makes me cry and cheer every time I read it. I love the story of the sisters and I have always related to Jo and her hot temper and love of books. Classics are full of bookish women and Jo is my personal favorite.

5.) Elend Venture in the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson - My Review
I love this series so much because of the amazing characters that Sanderson created. I don't often had "book boyfriends" but Elend Venture comes damn close to one. He is the son of a lord but spends parties reading and plotting coups. Plus other stuff!

7.) Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak - My Review
I read this book pretty recently and one of the things I loved was Liesel and her love of books. I mean she loves them so much that she steals them, even before she knows how to read. This list would not be complete without her on it.

8.) Quentin Coldwater in The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman - My Review
Unlike most people I don't hate Quentin. I know he's a whiny little pessimist who is never satisfied even when he gets his heart's desire but I can kind of relate to his ennui. Did I mention that his heart's desire involves magic and a fictional world based a children's book?

9.) Francie Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - My Review
I read this book last summer and totally loved it. It's an emotional modern classic about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn. She has a tough life but the thing that gets her through it is books and the library.

10.) Chubs in The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken - My Review
When we first meet Chubs in The Darkest Minds he has a very battered copy of Watership Down that he is reading at the time. He also has a really creative use for books and book reviews which I love. Plus Chubs is just amazing!

And a few bonus characters from new reads:

11.) Dortchen Wild in The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth - My Review
Dortchen was one of my favorite things about this book. She is incredibly vulnerable but she's still strong. One of the things I like about her is her love of stories and her use of stories to make her life better.

12.) Jess Brightwell in Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine - My Review
Jess lives in a world where knowledge is power and is guarded by a brutal government entity that is actually The Library of Alexandria. He may not be particularly bookish but books are so much a part of his life and I love him so I'm adding him to the list.

What bookish characters made your list? Do we share any of the same favorite characters? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I like Samwell Tarly he is one of those silent heroes that you would love to vouch for

  2. Your first three picks are high on my list of favorite book nerds, too! :) I need to get myself a copy of Ink and Bone, though...it sounds awesome! And Jo March *almost* made my list, but I went with Elizabeth Bennett instead for my classic pick. :P

  3. I just read The Book Thief for the first time last week and loved it so much! It is crazy, but I have never read Little Women. Oops! I need to read that one. Great list. Here is my top ten: http://bookbinges.blogspot.it/2015/07/top-ten-tuesday-fellow-book-nerds-unite.html

  4. You easily have come up with so many I could've added to my list. If google had not been such a brat last night, I probably would have had so many more to talk about or come up with a way to put them on my list. You could definitely have villains and heroes separated out. Of course, Hermione made my list though... the ultimate bookworm for book nerds everywhere, right?

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  5. Oh my gosh! I forgot about Samwell and Celaena.
    Here's mine: https://zezee112.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/top-ten-tuesday-8-fellow-book-nerds/

  6. I did not realize so many dystopian/fantasy characters would be into books!! I've definitely learned from looking at all the lists this week, that I was wrong!!

  7. Nice picks!! Liesel, Sam, and Jess are my favs!! My fav top ten list o have seen so far!

  8. OOoh nice! Yay Hermione!! Seeing lots of her today! And Celaena and Jess and Liesel too! Great picks!

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  9. I need Ink & Bone right now! I'm dying to read it. Nice list!

  10. So many great ones here! I am squee-ing over your list: I love just about every book on here. I actually just started The Magicians this week. I'm not very far into it yet, but I kind of love Quentin. So I was surprised to read that he's not a well liked character. Maybe my mind will change as I keep reading. But so far I kind of love his moody snark combined with his vulnerability.

  11. Great picks -- we have two in common (Cath and Jo!). I can't wait to read Ink & Bone so happy to see that here, too.

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  12. I want to read Ink & Bone so badly because of the library, and BOOKS. And yay for Liesel! She's my absolutely favorite character :)

  13. I was trying to remember why I'd heard of The Magicians, and I realized it was because of your review. xD I still plan to read that. I don't mind whiny characters. Anyhoo, some great choices! Good call with Sam Tarly. I didn't even think of Game of Thrones.

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  14. Awesome list! I love that you included Francie on your list as well. I can't believe I forgot about Celaena and Liesel....both great choices.

  15. I can't wait to read Ink and Bone, and I love that the MC is a boy who loves books!
    I completely forgot about Game of Thrones (though I've only watched the show) - Tyrion could be on there too!
    Love that you included Liesel and Cath :)

  16. Amazing list! I can't wait to read Ink and Bone and Fangirl. xoxo

  17. I LOVE that Celaena is a bookish person!! Haha she reads the smutty novels, and I find that hilarious and so endearing ;) I adore The Book Thief and Liesel's love of reading. Watching her learn was so heartwarming!! Nice picks :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  18. I didn't participate this week, because I got stuck after Hermione and Celeana, but your list is awesome! Cath is a great choice, as is Samwell from Throne of Glass.