Top Ten Tuesday, a concept started by The Broke and the Bookish, is a themed post that connects bloggers to bloggers, bloggers to readers, and readers to readers. Every Tuesday has a special topic, and this Tuesday is Top Ten Characters Who ___. I’ve chosen “never left me.”
Characters Who Never Left Me means they’ve made an impression on me, their stories connecting to mine in some way, leaving me with a book hangover and constant love.
Jane Eyre — Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — She sparked everything I am, everything I love, everything I study in academic culture. She awakened me.
Sirius Black — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling — The first character I distinctly remember crying over.
Hermione Granger — Harry Potter series — She made nerdy girls cool.
Lara Jean Song Covey — To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han — I’m over halfway finished with this, and I so desperately wish this came out when I was a teenager. Lara Jean is basically me in a nutshell, all quirks and awkwardness.
Lina Vilkas — Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys — Extreme book hangover. I want to read it again, but I have to do it knowing I won’t read another book for several weeks.
Celia and Marco — The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern — Another extreme book hangover. These two — their love, their talent — just swept me away.
Catherine Morland — Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen — She is one of the silliest and most under-appreciated heroines in Austen literature, and she’s my absolute favorite. Her wild imagination is extremely entertaining.
Emma of Normandy — Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell — Damn. This woman’s made of steel.
Cassie Maddox — The Likeness by Tana French — Another book hangover. My absolute favorite murder mystery / psychological thriller. Except it’s not a thrilling book — it’s quite slow, Victorian even — but that creeping plot makes it all the more intense. And Cassie’s in the middle of it all.
Emma Morley — One Day by David Nicholls — EMMA, YOU ARE MY SPIRIT ANIMAL.
Who are the characters that never left you? Or, what did you fill in the blank for TTT?
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Never Left Me”
I love that Sirius is on this list. He’s by far my favorite HP character. It’s impossible not to cry over his death haha
I’ve only read some of the Harry Potter books, and it’s cool that Sirius stuck with you. I haven’t read anymore of those books you chose. This is also a good topic, I love it. 🙂
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Great topic and such an interesting idea. I definitely agree on Sirius Black and Hermione though I have to disagree with Jane Eyre. It’s Mr. Rochester who stuck with me from that one! I’ve heard amazing things about Between Shades of Grey but have never read it. I’ll have to fix that.
You must read Between Shades of Gray. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful.
Caught Read Handed
Oh, Sirius. I ugly cried when he died. I definitely agree: he will never leave me.
I have to add Finnick from THG.
Finnick! Oh, poor Finnick!