Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Characters Who….
I decided to give a nod to the bookish/word-loving characters I’ve encountered.
Cath from Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl: Not only is Cath a reader but the girl loves her books with a passion that I can understand so much so that she writes fan-fiction!
Paige from Emery Lord’s The Start Of Me & You — She’s a writer and has aspirations to go to a summer screen writing program. She’s been dubbed “Grammar Girl” (a nickname she isn’t too fond of). She’s a bookworm who love to reread and when she was younger would sneak off to read at slumber parties (I FEEL YOU GIRL)! And she won’t back down from a debate about Jane Austen.
Violet in Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places: Violet is a blogger who is passionate about writing!
Liesel from Markus Zusack’s The Book Thief: Liesel is a voracious reader who even did some breaking and entering to get some reading material.
Matilda from Roald Dahl’s Matilda: I LOVED Matilda as a kid. She is a reading CHAMP. Reading ALL THE BOOKS. Books and the stories inside them help her to escape her awful family and she quite learns a thing or two from them!
Isla from Isla and the Happily Ever After: I loved meeting Isla for many reasons but I loved her bookworm tendencies. She loves stories of adventure (especially ones with disaster involved) but totally reads books with happy endings too.
Hazel and Gus from John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars: They both love to read but they read very different things. I loved how they traded their favorite books with each other and talked thoughtfully about books and reading. One of my favorite quotes comes from this book: “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
Jo March from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Jo is a reader and a writer. I loved how she would write plays for her and her sisters to perform. She also writes stories and has aspirations to be published.
Anna from Words and Their Meanings: She’s a talented writer, esteemed with awards and praise at young age, who stopped writing after tragedy strikes.
Celaena Sardothien from Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass: There are MANY things I love about Celaena but I freaking loved that she was a reader. She feels sad that nobody reads the books in the library and uses her charm to get Dorian to allow her to read them (he gives her his favorite and wants to discuss them!!). She stays up too late reading and devours books left and right…all while waking up the next morning and being a badass.