This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is “Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____”. So, because I’m predictable like that, let’s have my top ten characters who love books!
- Matilda, from Roald Dahl’s Matilda. I don’t know about anyone else, but I used to sit and stare at things and wish I could have powers like Matilda. But even better would’ve been to read as fast as her.
- Mori, from Jo Walton’s Among Others. I think this one is extra-specially predictable. Shush.
- Hermione Granger, from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. I’m in the middle of my rereads of these books and remembering just how much I loved Hermione — I was that know-it-all who sucked up to the teachers, though I didn’t have such good and loyal friends as Harry and Ron surrounding me. And unfortunately, I still didn’t have powers.
- Cath, from Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. Why is this list so populated with people like me…?
- Harriet Vane, from Dorothy L. Sayers’ Wimsey mysteries. Well, she’s more of a writer and we don’t see her reading much, but we do see her engaging with literature, and practically sparring with Peter via quotations from books.
- Beauty, in Robin McKinley’s Beauty. Gimme the Beast’s library, please.
- Alec, from Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint. I suddenly remembered a scene with Richard bringing Alec a book and the hunger Alec seemed to feel about it…
- Jean, from Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora. Jean!
- Memer, from Ursula Le Guin’s Voices. I need to reread this one now I’ve remembered about it!
- Jo March, from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. I think I actually came across Jo and Matilda not that far apart in time. Both of them lived in a world of books that only encouraged me to read more!
That was actually harder than I anticipated. Huh. Looking forward to seeing what themes other people are going with!