23 April 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Some Favorite Book Characters

Is this fair? Asking me to choose top ten favorites. So. Not. Fair. Really. Because I can’t just choose the favorites I’m going to go with my top ten favorite characters as it is now, and not of all time. I just can’t choose ten, goodness…

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games - I love Catnip because she’s not like a lot of the other female heroines in YA literature. She can be mean, sure, but she’s also pretty spunky and doesn’t worry about looking in front of the mirror, if you know what I mean, and she’s pretty selfless.

2. & 3. Gale and Peeta from The Hunger Games - Same as above. I think it's just because I'm so wrapped up on the psychology of these books that I need to mention three characters from them.

4. Jace Wayland from City of Bones - He’s just super adorable and kind of a jerk, which is awesome. He doesn’t pretend around the rest of the characters to be anything more than what he is, and best of all he’s violent. YAY violence!

5. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice - I know, a lot of people have him neck and neck with Mr. Rochester, but Darcy was my first Victorian literature crush so this goes to his moodiness.

6. Remus Lupin from Harry Potter - I have always loved Remus. He was my favorite professor from the books. I always felt he had a lot of depth as a character and a broad personality that J.K. didn't always hit with her other characters.

7. Carlisle Cullen from Twilight - Yeah, I couldn't stand that book, but even my review mentions the Cullens were kinda fun. Carlisle is just awesome, I wanted to glomp him a few times. At least the book didn't make him fail...

8. Diogenes Pendergast from The Book of the Dead - This guy was crazy and I loved him because he wasn't afraid to admit it. He was the villain who knew he was a villain, carried his favorite scalpel around like it was his child, and I think he smelled like a spice cabinet.

9. Miss Marple from Murder at the Vicarage - I know this is going a little old school but nobody ever suspects Agatha Christie's characters. One's an old lady who gets her nose into trouble and the other is a five foot tall Belgian with an awesome mustache. 'Nuff said.

10. Frodo from The Lord of the Rings - One thing I have adored about Tolkien is how he didn't make his main character in his epic fantasy some elf, wizard, or sword wielding superman, but a hobbit no taller than a child who totally save all of Middle-Earth from a much taller villain. Win.

Like the title of the post says, SOME favorites. I have my favorites but I can't just choose ten of them. That's mean, gosh. Cruelty to fictional characters should be an offense punishable by law, but until it is I'm still standing by my rights to not pick 10 all time favorites.


  1. Ha! I love that you included Miss Marple; about two minutes after I published my list Hercule Poirot's name hit me like a ton of bricks. He was probably the first literary character that ever really stuck with me. And Frodo is such a monumental character - all of Tolkien's characters deserve a spot on the list (proof that this was an impossible task, I think!).

  2. Margaret Rutherford will always be my ideal Marple, but I do love her character anyway! I wish I had more Marple books to read. Prof. Lupin is also an amazing character to have on this list! He really was the best DADA professor and I was so sad when I found out he dies!

    Amazing list this week!

  3. I did the same as you and went with favourites-as-of-now. Otherwise my list would have gone on and on and on...
    Totally agree on Jace. He made me laugh so much through that series.

  4. I love your list!! I totally agree with Katniss & Gale (and Peeta too, but I feel Gale doesn't get enough lurv). I also feel you when you say you liked Carlisle. He was like the best Cullen ever! Great post, and you have a new follower as well! Would love it if you could check mine out: My TTT.

  5. So agreed on THG characters! And Carlisle!=D Awesome list!

    Drop by my Top 10?

  6. Mr Darcy shmarcy! I loveMr. Thornton from North and South! SWOON! Holy freaking I love that man!!! I love Mr. Darcy too though. The inner romantic in us all can't get enough of him.

  7. I have Mr Darcy on my list :) Old Follower

  8. Remus and Frodo would have totally been on my list if I'd been doing guys! Love the list!

    My Top 10 Characters

    New follower BTW =)

  9. Carlisle is HOT, even though I hated those books as well.
    I'm glad to see that my prediction that most lists will have a THG character and an HP character is swaying towards truth.
    I also liked BOTH Peeta and Gale.

  10. I just read Murder at the Vicarage this year and I loved Miss Marple. Great list! I agree with so many of the characters you picked.

  11. You have picked so many good ones- Remus is shabby chic and totally adorable. HOW COULD SHE!?

    My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-characters-in.html

  12. Great list! I'd definitely pick Darcy over Rochester any day and yay that Frodo is on your list! His journey is just wonderful and astounding. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier =D

  13. I love Lupin! He is one of the reasons why Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite HP book!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  14. Some of my favorites (in no particular order) are Boo Radley [To Kill a Mockingbird], Hamlet [Hamlet], Thursday Next [The Eyre Affair], Johannes Cabal [The Necromancer], Hannibal Lecter [Silence of the Lambs], Arthur Dent/Zaphod Beeblebrox/Ford Prefect/Marvin [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy], etc., etc., etc.................

  15. Remus Lupin <3 I always imagened him as a very hot teacher, haha. I was a bit disappointed in the movies, but the actor did a great job :)

    Katniss & Gale, nice! I don't like Peeta :')


  16. Have you ever read Bored of the Rings? It's a funny little parody of LOTR. Frodo is Frito, a lazy little guy who tries to pass the ring off to someone else at every opportunity lol.

    My TTT. 

  17. I know what you mean about being wrapped up in the psychology of the characters of Hunger Games. They are very interesting ones to discuss. I didn't really care for Gale - Maybe just too one dimensional? Great List. :)

    My List: http://teachermotherreader.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-ten-characters.html

  18. I agree Becca, not fair at all. Choosing only ten? Your choices are top-notch, good job.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog


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