Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Characters

Posted February 18, 2013 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday | 0 Comments

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It’s another week again and here’s my newest top 10!  Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & Bookish.  Here’s my top 10 in no particular order.

I decided to divide them between my childhood faves and adult faves. Without these childhood faves, I’m sure I would never have been seduced into the wonderful world of reading.

Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

Who doesn’t love Harry’s sidekick?  This carrot top is way better than Harry ever was.  Well, IMHO anyway.  Harry is okay but Ron is the one that really captured my interest.  I love how true to himself he is; when he was jealous of his more popular friend, when he deserted them but still wanted to come back, by befriending Harry and including him in his family… the list goes on!

Sarah Crewe (A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett)

We all now her.  The iconic Cinderella-like story without the romance.  Sarah in Miss Minchin’s Boarding School is one of my favorites.  I cried and empathized with her and watched her grow (watching through reading, is that possible?) from a rich girl to someone who overcame struggles that life brought to her, with her being a child herself.

Elizabeth Wakefield (Sweet Valley Series by Francine Pascal)

My favorite twins!  I immediately identified with Elizabeth Wakefield.  From bookworm, writer, to not being popular in school, I felt that I was like her!  Sweet Valley Kids was also the first series that I was hooked on.  I remember saving my lunch money just so I can buy a Sweet Valley book once a week.

Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene)

I remember borrowing my first Nancy Drew at the library.  The old, hardbound book opened my eyes to detective work.  Nancy, an iconic character seems to embody the ultimate Girl Power.

The Grinch (The Grinch that Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss)

Mr. Grinch!  Oh, Mr. Grinch!  Another popular character and villain turned hero.  I love the Grinch while growing up simply for the reason that he hates Christmas.  Possibly like Mr. Scrooge, but definitely more…uh cuddly.

Up next would be my adult picks.  I picked various characters from some of my favorite books.  I’ve also realized that I gravitate to a specific hero/heroine type.  I prefer independent ladies and strong alpha heroes.

Maria Martingale (Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke)

Secret Desires is one of the books in the Girl Bachelorette series.  I loved Maria and Phillip’s story.  I thought her struggles living along and supporting herself by opening her own cafe was relatable.  Love the sparks between her and Phillip also.  Plus, she can bake.  What’s not to like about that?

Derek Craven (Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas)

Derek is perhaps one of those anti-hero types.  He is perhaps one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas heroes.  What drew me to him is that he is a strong character but gentle and caring at the same time.Lady Minerva Sharpe (How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries)

Lady Minerva Sharpe (How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries)

She is an authoress and writes gothic romance and she is a strong female character.  I loved how she took charge of her destiny and did not bow down to her grandmother’s dictates.  Hers and Giles’ story is my fave one in the Hellions of Halstead Hall series.

Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice)

Louis, Louis.  You might recall Brad Pitt as the infamous vampire and I admit that when I read the book, I always imagine Louis looking like Brad Pitt.  Movie version aside, I love Interview with the Vampire.  The simple storyline was perfect for the experience that

Jamie Sullivan (A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks)

I refuse to think of Jamie Sullivan as the Jamie Sullivan in the movie version.  This Jamie is a selfless lady and did a lot of selfless acts not shown in the movie.  Love the way the story was written was simple and

I refuse to think of Jamie Sullivan as the Jamie Sullivan in the movie version.  This Jamie is a selfless lady and did a lot of selfless acts not shown in the movie.  Love the way the story was written was simple and definitely, heart wrenching.  I cried along with Jamie and Landon.


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0 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Characters

  1. Lady Julianne

    I love Ron, though he made my 'most frustrating characters' list! Sara Crewe is also a great character!

  2. Alice in Readerland

    I adore Nancy Drew, so I was very happy to see her on your list! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!Alice @ Alice in Readerland