Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (1): All Time Favorite Characters in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is:

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

This is our first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday! We're list fanatics, and this one was really hard to make because we love so many characters. After much deliberation, we came up with the following:
  1. Jem Carstairs from Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series: He's sweet, calm, intelligent, and musical, but he's as fierce as any other Shadowhunter. Speaking of Shadowhunters, our next favorite character
    is . . . .
  2. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices: He's witty and sarcastic, but in a charming, endearing way.
  3. Ser Jaime Lannister from George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series: Oh dear! In the beginning, we despised the Kingslayer. He was so evil and arrogant, but then he completely turned around. He realizes that he's made mistakes, and now he's trying to make up for them.
  4. Brienne of Tarth from A Song of Ice and Fire: She's an amazing warrior in a world that laughs at the idea of a female knight. Brienne has also played a huge part in Jaime's character turnaround. Those two need to get together!
  5. Sirius Black from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series: He's funny, smart, and roguishly handsome. He also wasn't afraid to stand up for what he believed in, even when it meant getting disowned by his family.
  6. Rose Hathaway from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series: One of the strongest, wittiest, female heroines we know.
  7. Adrian Ivashkov from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy & Bloodlines series: We luuurrve Adrian! He's charming, sarcastic, and artistic. He has some problems, but he's trying to get better. Team Adrian!
  8. Valek from Maria V. Snyder's Study series: He needs the love, people! Valek has a reputation for being a silent and deadly assassin, but there's a sensitive side lurking beneath all of that cunning.
  9. Finnick Odair from Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy: He'll do ANYTHING for the people he loves. Let's not forget that devastating charm, either.
  10. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: 'Cause he's Mr. Darcy!

So who are your favorite characters? We'd love to compare lists!


  1. Love this list - lots of these are my fave characters too like Valek and Rose - and Adrian and Dimitri :-)

  2. I've only read A Game of Thrones, but Jaime has already been one of my favourite characters. I've always suspected he has quite the backstory, and I'm very much looking forward to finding out more about that!

    I very much approve of Mr. Darcy!

  3. Jamie Lannister is the only character that I have ever truly hated and then loved more than anything. He went from the character I most wished death upon to one of the characters I want to end up surviving until the end. Which obviously means George is going to kill him. Here's my list, I've got two GoT characters as well. http://www.babiesbooksandsigns.com/2012/04/top-ten-favorite-characters-of-all-time.html

  4. Great list! I adore Jem, and Jaime turned out to be redeemable, which seemed impossible to me. Ah, I had a crush on Finnick I have to admit :)

  5. I have yet to read The Infernal Devices or the Game of Thrones series.... but they are on my TBR Monster pile! Instead of Mr. Darcy, Captain Wentworth has my heart!

    Thanks for the follow - returned the favor! :D


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