Top Ten Tuesday: Revisiting Characters

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults

For this one, I’m just going to do one of the alternatives mentioned: YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so.

1) Basically any of Sarah Dessen‘s characters but especially Remy and Dexter. I love that Dessen will put character cameos in her books and I just want more of that.

2) Cath and Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. As I’ve said before, these characters just seem SO REAL and I would love to see what they’re doing in 10 years.

3) Paige and Max from The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord. They’re so perfect together…I’d also just like to see where those four girls are at in ten years. They are true #squadgoals.

4) Eva and Annie (and Eva’s mom) from Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. The book ends in a really good place, but I feel like I still want a little more. I’d like to see where everyone is at.

5) Amy and Roger from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I love this book and these characters so much.

6) Clare and Aidan from Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E Smith. I guess the ending was resolved? But it really doesn’t feel like their relationship is at an end. There’s definitely more to their story.

7) Lara Jean from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before duology by Jenny Han. *SPOILER FOR ANYONE WHO HASN’T READ THE SECOND ONE* I just hope within ten years Lara Jean has realized that Peter is a tool and that she really needs to be with John Ambrose. Except, she doesn’t really deserve John Ambrose either. What we really need is A BOOK ABOUT KITTY.

8) Cassie and Unnamed Boy from Whisper to Me by Nick Lake. I just finished reading this book, but it’s killing me that we don’t know whether or not he forgives her. GIVE ME CLOSURE!!!

9) All of the characters from The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Okay, so this one’s more middle grade, but I’d be very interested to see how these kids are as adults.

10) The Harry Potter characters. I know we had that epilogue, but I’m more interested in the time in between. How does Harry (and the rest of the world for that matter) adjust after everything goes down? It seems like it would be really difficult to adjust back to normal life.

Bonus TV Show: The Parenthood grandkids. I really loved this show and was absolutely heartbroken when it ended. I would love to see where Jabaar and Sydney are in ten years (they’d be in college!) and I’d also like to see what Drew and Amber are doing. I appreciated that last little scene from the show, but it wasn’t enough!


Top Ten Tuesday: Characters that need to get out of my life


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

I don’t want to get too negative with this post or make anyone mad, so I’ll just be really brief with my picks here.

1) Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. Cheated on his girlfriend.
2) Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door. Flaky and immature. Didn’t treat Cricket right.
3) Jules McCallister-Morgan from The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions). Every smart girl stereotype that I hate is packed into this one character.
4) Charlotte Reynolds from On the Fence. I just felt like she was extremely unrealistic.
5) Tim Mason from The Boy Most Likely To. I had a hard time caring about him. Good scenes between him and Cal, but that’s about it.
6) Peter Kavinsky from P.S. I Still Love You. I really liked Peter in the first book, but then he went downhill in the second.
7) Princess Eadlyn from The Heir. Entitled and condescending. Initially unlikable though I have hopes for her in the next book.
8) Amy Gumm from Dorothy Must Die. Annoying and selfish.
9) Mare from Red Queen. Hi, don’t join a revolution unless you’re 100% sure you agree with their platform. kthxbai
10) Belly from The Summer I Turned Pretty. Wishy-washy and immature.

If you think I should reconsider any of these characters, let me know! I would love to hear why you think they deserve a second chance.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I Didn’t Click With


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

1) Alina from the Grisha Series

2, 3, 4) Anna, Lola, and Isla from Stephanie Perkins’ series – Sorry, I know they’re popular, but I just don’t like these books.

5) M Savage from Alive by Scott Sigler

6) Jacob from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – I like the books, but I haven’t really clicked with Jacob.

7) Maxon from the Selection series – He’s fine, but he seemed really bland to me throughout the series.

8) Chloe/Bonnie from Something Real by Heather Demetrios

9) Tia from Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols

10) Anyone from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters

Okay, I’m a little early this week, but I’ve got a book tour stop scheduled for tomorrow that’s supposed to be the top post, so here’s my TTT a day early. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

1) Dash from Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

2) Jane from Austenland by Shannon Hale

3) Clay from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

4) Death from Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

5) Werner from All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

6) Cinderella from Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M. Shea

7) Percy from Prudence by Gail Carriger

8) Sloan from The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

9) Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

10) Millard from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

BOOK TAG: Blog Most Likely To…Talk Too Much About the Characters

I was tagged for this by Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts. In anticipation of the upcoming release of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s new book The Boy Most Likely To Penguin invited bloggers to share their own superlatives in the feature “The Blog Most Likely To…

First off, super excited for Huntley Fitzpatrick’s new book. I absolutely LOVED her first two books so I’m very eager to get my hands on her latest release.

Okay, now on to the book tag… This was actually super hard for me to come up with, but I would have to say my blog is the blog most likely to…talk too much about the characters and not enough about everything else.

What can I say? Characters really have the ability to make or break a book for me, so I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about them. I think that definitely comes across in my blog. Characters don’t have to be likable for me to enjoy them, but they do have to make sense. They have to have virtues and flaws. They have to make reasonable decisions. They have to react to things in a way that feels real. Even if I don’t agree with their actions, I want to at least be able to understand where they’re coming from. I don’t like when authors include characters who feel like a stereotype or a cardboard cutout. Give me characters with depth and conflicting emotions! Give me an individual!

So, yeah. I talk about the characters a lot, but just because that element of the story is really important to me.

As usual, I tag anyone who wants to do this! Make sure to link me in so I can check out your superlatives as well 🙂

Disney Character Tag

Hello! I was tagged by Emma @SheReadsBooks

1. The Little Mermaid – A character that is out of their element, a “Fish out of water”.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I just read this book (and loved it) and Cinder is definitely out of her element when it comes to Kai.

2. Cinderella – A character that goes through a major transformation.

 The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Both Peeta and Katniss go through so much. How could it not change them?

3. Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters

Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I mean, it’s all in the name, right? All of the kids are super peculiar.

4. Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep.

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. We had to read this book in high school and I had such a hard time with it. I might appreciate it more now, but at the time I really did not enjoy it.

5. The Lion King – A character that had something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.

Harry Potter, I really don’t think I need to explain any more than that.

6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. I was intimidated because it was the most “classic” book I had read up to that point but I ended up really enjoying it!

7. Aladdin – A character that get’s their wish granted, for better or for worse.

Spelled by Betsy Schow. This one’s pretty literal, but I had a hard time coming up with another one.

8. Mulan – A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. The main character goes through a lot of different personalities before the reader is introduced to her. The book is kind of all about her finding out who she really is.

9. Toy Story – A book with characters you wish would come to life.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve said this a bunch of times, but these characters seriously seem so real already.

10. Disney Descendants – Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I’m forgetting his title…but he was so easy to hate and you loved to hate him, and he kept you guessing about his true motives the whole time.