Top Ten Tuesday is a brilliant feature run by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a personal favourite! I always connect better with characters who love to read!
1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Hermione is my spirit animal – I know it isn’t in the books, but I adored the scene in the first movie where she brings out the huge book she checked out for ‘light reading’! Hermione is a brilliant character whose love for books only endears her to me more!
2. Meggie from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
This girl is so lucky (aside from the whole Mum getting sent to a story world thing….)! Her father can read objects out of books – it just makes the reading experience that much cooler when you get to have Cinderella’s shoes! Then she gets to travel through a story, which turns out to not be quite as idyllic as I would have imagined. Maybe not so lucky after all…..
3. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl
How can we not love this gorgeous character! She loses herself in books, as so many readers do! Is anyone else excited about the musical happening next month???
4. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
She steals books, even if she can’t read them, because she just likes to have them around. Judging from the piles in my room, I have the same affliction.
5. Klaus Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I didn’t actually read the whole series – it did get a bit too unfortunate for me – but I absolutely adored the characters. I was devastated in the first book when their library was burnt down (along with their parents…)
6. Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Not only is she a total badass assassin, but Celaena loves nothing more than taking a book to bed with her! Smart and terrifying!
7. Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Scout was perfectly literate before she went to school – her teachers weren’t sure what to do with her! Although also a bit of a tomboy, Scout learnt to read in her father’s lap.
8. Tyrion Lannister from A Game of Thronesby George R R Martin
Honestly the only reason I still put up with the series is Tyrion’s character. And Peter Dinklage does such an amazing job of portraying him in the television adaptation!
9. Thursday Next from The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Her job as a literary detective is to literally fix the problems in books. For example, in Thursday’s world Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre never end up together. This series involves jumping into other well-known stories – always an incredibly exciting element!
10. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
While I mostly remember this lovely story for Anne and Gilbert’s tumultuous relationship, Anne loved to read and had a great imagination.
I stuck to book characters, but Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls (the show references around 250 books) and Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast would be my top picks from any other medium!
Who are your favourite book nerds from fiction?