This Top Ten Tuesday we are thinking of characters we relate to, and, as bookworms, there are many fictional readers just like ourselves.
1. Gansey from The Raven Boys
His love of adventure and lack of dedication to his studies compared to magic may just be every reader. Although, I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t have the patience to build a model city.
2. Hermione from Harry Potter
Always in the library, taking work far too seriously? Any other bookworms feel this? This was definitely me. My friend, Esther, and I met every morning at 8am at university, headed to the library and only left at dinner time, often to return again in the evening.
3. Lazlo from Strange the Dreamer
Lazlo is difinitively every fantasy reader. Loves books, fairytales and stories, spends his days off in the library, yearning for adventure. Anyone else see themselves here?
4. Elyian from To Kill a Kingdom
An adventurer who dreams of being a pirate. There’s an Elyian in all of us I feel.
5. Amari from Children of Blood and Bone
Amari, not being strongest or fastest of the group, still tries. A feeling I definitely relate to.
6. Kluas from A Series of Unfortunate Events
Although Violet may have been my hero, I feel Klaus was the one we all relate to the most. His love of libraries and stories is definitely infectious.
7. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird
Being able to read before the rest of the class, thanks to bedtime stories from her dad, but being told she’d been taught wrong is just the sort of rubbish bad English teachers say to us bookworms.
8. Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic
While many readers will not be able to relate to much of Lila’s personality, unless you’re a knife twirling orphan who grew up homeless on the streets of King George’s London. But the longing for adventure and love of pirates? Hello.
9. Scarlet from Caravel
Scarlet is the more hesitant sybling, just trying to keep her family safe at all costs. She is slightly more relatable than most protagonists because she doesn’t have masses of natural athleticism or powerful magic or anything.
10. Annabeth from Percy Jackson
Annabeth is the daughter of Athena. She is a lot smarter than her other half, Percy, knowing all the Greek myths and a clear bookworm. If I went to Camp Half Blood I’d definitely be the one spouting all the Greek Myths. Then I’d probably run and hide.
Lets Compare Notes
So there you have it! My list of ten book characters I see myself in. Do you see yourself in any of them too? Have a list of your own? Feel free to share a link or opinion in the comments!