Apr 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Fave Characters

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this feature includes random weekly bookish top tens. This week's list is - top ten all time favorite characters in books. This is hard for me because I love so many of them! But I feel like this honor has to go to characters that have staying power. So let's see where this list takes me! In no particular order..

  1. Elizabeth Bennett
    Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
    I can safely say that I could make a top ten list of favorite characters using only the characters in this book. Besides Darcy, obviously, I could pick Mrs. Bennett, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Collins, Mr. Bingsley, and the other Bennett daughters. Everyone in this book was funny or entertaining or unforgettable. But Elizabeth always wins because she's just made of awesome.
  2. Georgina Kincaid
    Richelle Mead - Succubus Blues series
    This also has a great favorite-worthy cast. Seth, Carter, Jerome.. they're all awesome. Georgina, however, will live on in my mind forever. Her story will get me every time. Such emotion and dedication to her. I absolutely adore her.
  3. Abby Normal
    Christopher Moore - A Love Story trilogy
    She is just downright amazingly hilarious. The audio books bring her to life so much. She's entertaining, funny, and so ridiculous. I'll never forget Abby Normal. I'd re-listen to these books just to listen to her dialogue again. Oh goodness. LOVE her.
  4. Gerry Kennedy
    Cecelia Ahern - PS, I Love You
    Wow. Just wow. If only all guys were this thoughtful and loving, especially when they're dying. Right?? This is another character whose actions I will not soon forget.
  5. Georgia Nicolson
    Louise Rennison - Confessions of Georgina Nicolson series
    If you haven't had the pleasure of reading about young Georgia and the hilarity that is her life, then you may not have a sense of humor. Goodness gracious, she is so funny! Her band of friends, her family, the cat.. it's all just too much. She's trying to navigate her pubescent body and school and life. And I can't explain how many times I laughed. :o)
  6. Stephanie Plum
    Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum series
    Who doesn't love Stephanie Plum? Her crazy antics make me laugh so hard. Again, this is another series with such a great cast! Lula, Grandma Mazur, Ranger, Joe, Connie, Vinny.. you just can't go wrong!!
  7. Darcy Rhone
    Emily Giffin - Something Borrowed/Something Blue
    I absolutely couldn't STAND Darcy in Something Borrowed. I loved that book but pretty much hated her. Then Something Blue came along, and Darcy's growth in that book allows the readers to warm up to her so much more. She's definitely a character that grew on me!
  8. Hannibal Lecter
    Thomas Harris - Hannibal Lecter series (Silence of the Lambs, etc)
    Uh yeah. He's just an intriguing character. He's so freaking out there and wacko. But he's usually calm and collected about it. It's fascinating. And Clarice, of course, is a character to watch. She's got something psycho in her too. Goodness. Great series.
  9. Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III (AKA Bones)
    Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress series
    Yeah, what's not to love?! Seriously. I love him especially when he's with Cat. They're phenomenal together. He's so badass and awesome. If you've read any of the Night Huntress books, then you'd know why I love Bones. Oh yeah.
  10. Henry/Clare
    Audry Niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife
    Their story is so memorable. It's really hard to forget a book like The Time Traveler's Wife. It's so different and heartbreaking. The novel is amazing. If you haven't read it, probably you should soon. Henry and Clare are so unique because their story is unique. If you're a fan of adult level novels, read this one. Seriously.
  11. Minny Jackson
    Kathryn Stockett - The Help
    Minny is SO full of attitude and awesome. She's snippy and witty and she takes no bull. She's a smart woman who wants her life to be different and she finally does something about it. I love Minny's character since she brings such life to this book. Love her!

I love my list because I love all of these characters!! They all make me smile, cry, laugh, or just enjoy a good book. Let me know what you think of my list, and please leave me a link to your list! I'd love to check it out!


  1. I saw this post in my feed reader and had to run over here to post this comment and give you a digital hug. Elizabeth Bennett is SO my favorite character ever! :)

  2. Hannibal Lecter - lol - creepy :-)

  3. Hannibal Lecter huh? LOL Awkwardddd. hehe.

    I love Minny from The Help. She was definitely the most interesting character in that book. Great list.

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