Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Characters

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week there is a different top ten topic.  You can find the list of topics here, both past and upcoming.  This week is:

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books

1. Alice in the Twilight Saga - Before they decided to make the books into movies, I loved Alice.  She took a bad thing {being turned into a vampire and not remembering any of her human life} and made it good.  And being able to see the future?  Pretty dang cool.

2. Hadassah in the Mark of the Lion Trilogy - Her character is amazing, inspiring... my heart swells with joy just thinking about her, what she goes through, and how she continued to inspire others though it all.

3. Katniss from The Hunger Games - Okay, she survives through so much.  She steps in for her sister, knowing she will most likely die.  She sacrifices so much... and stays strong.  How can you not absolutely love Katniss?

4. Catherine Moreland from Northanger Abbey - have you read this Austen treasure?  Catherine isn't necessarily my favorite Austen character, but I think she's one of the best who are overlooked.  And she's bookish.  Love it!

5. Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments - I really like that Clary is this seemingly small and insignificant person who really isn't.  She is strong in her own way, she's cleaver {at times}, and a fighter.

6. Juliette from Shatter Me - Okay, this was a recent read for me, but I'm so glad I picked this up.  I loved how real Juliette was, how human, insecure, desperate for love and just for someone to be able to touch her.  At first I had a hard time reading the book because of how it was written, but I ended up loving that.  I cannot wait for the next book!

7. Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia - Okay, my heart feels for poor Lucy.  She has a lot going against her {one of the youngest in a family with 4 kids, little, "fanciful", etc}, but she is always the one Aslan comes to first... because she really is the most honorable of the lot.

8. Katherine from Magnus - One of my all-time favorite reads ever, this book is bound to have one of my favorite characters, right?  Oh, yes.  Katherine is such a strong character.  She lives a double life at a young age, and doesn't even question it.  She knows what she believes in, what she'll fight for, and what she's prepared to die for.

9. Sookie Stackhouse from the Southern Vampire Mysteries {aka Sookie Stackhouse series} - I love the novel version of Sookie, as well as the TV show Sookie.  Anna Paquin is charming, sexy and downright southern.  Loads of love for these books!

Okay, so I only have nine for my top characters... I know I'm going to do the Homer Simpson "d'oh!" after I post this, but these are the ones that came to my mind right now.  I would love to hear your comments and see your weekly top ten {please link up in your comment if you have a list so I can find it super easily!}.  Now I'm getting all giddy to see what everyone has as their Top Ten!


lillylilac said...

Good list and I loved Alice and Katiness as well.

Kelsey@TheLostBookReports said...

Aw Alice is a great character! If I was did my Top Ten today, I probably wouldn't have thought of her! Good One!

sarah @ the birch grove said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I like the sketch of Alice you included in your list. I liked Alice, but Jasper was actually my favorite character in that series. I also liked Bree whose life story is elaborated on in the Second Life of Bree Tanner. I too thought of including one of the four Pevensie's, but couldn't choose, and then I realized I liked Reepicheep the best, and then in the end I forgot to add him, but Reep is one of my favorite characters by far!

Kari said...

Sarah - I loved Jasper as well, but I think my judgement might be clouded by Jackson Rathbone's portrayal of him. That baseball scene is basically the only reason I watch the first movie.

Deidra M said...

Aww! Lucy is a great pick. I didn't even think about her. Your list is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Angela said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and loving Pippi and Laura as much as I do :)

Imo said...

I've seen a lot of Katniss on these lists, and i can't help but agree! You've got some really good choices here :)

Rina said...

Lucy is indeed a great character. So many to choose from! I ended up picking Reepicheep from those books. :-) Here's my top ten.