Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top 10 Tuesdays - Favorite Characters!

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Two Top Tens in two weeks!  I checked out this topic and didn't think I'd be able to come up with ten characters.  I always have memory issues, but I just remembered my favorite books and they came naturally. 

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you have not read these books!

1. Fred and George Weasley - The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.  I admit that I am "stealing" this from Kelly.  I had my list and then I saw hers and I thought, "How could I have left them out???!!!"  I totally love them!!!  I even wrote a post that included why I love them (HERE).  They are characters that had me laughing out loud and crying as well.  Two things I don't normally do when reading. 

2. Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  I don't care that people say she's selfish.  That's kind of why I love her.  It's every man for himself at the Hunger Games, what is she supposed to do?  She has to live!  She uses her  strength, guile and resourcefulness to get ahead.  Also, she can't be that unloveable for Peeta and Gale to  fall for her and Rue to help her. 

3. Cas Lowood - Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.  When I started this book it threw me that the protagonist was male...and I totally loved it!  And I loved him.  He is just so smart and cool. 

4. Nick Andros - The Stand by Stephen King.  I love him.  Love.  I imagined FanFic where I married him.  My heart broke when he died.  Enough so that I lamented about it for a long time.

5. Josh Hutchins and Swan - Swan Song by Robert McCammon.  This is in my top 3 favorite books of all time.  I loved following Josh and Swan through their epic trials.  They are both so brave and loving.

6. Lizzie - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - I think most of us can relate to her. 

7. Jilly Coppercorn - The Newford Series by Charles de Lint.  Jilly features in several of de Lint's short stories and books.  She also appears as a secondary character as well in many. She had an incredibly difficult childhood but managed to overcome it and find magic, family and love. 

8. Scout - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I totally love this gal.  Her spunk and heart are so huge that she is able to carry the whole book.

9. Amanda - The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.  I read this book when I was very young over and over again.  It's not that I particularly related to Amanda, I was just entranced by her.  She shows up at her new home and convinces her step-siblings that she has magical powers.  I have never forgotten her!

10. Morgaine - The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  She is a character I did relate to.  My heart broke for her when Guinevere called her ugly, when she lost her chances for true love and happiness, when she is betrayed over and over again.  Yet she still remains true to herself and perserveres. 

Special Mention:  ~Johnny Cade in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. - Another book I read over and over again when I was young.  All the characters are so powerful, but I really liked Johnny the best.   He is so sweet and wants to better himself while at the same time is fiercely loyal to his friends.


TP said...

Love this list - lots of these are my fave characters too like Katniss & The Weasley twins.


kayerj said...

nice selections this week. (I love Mists of Avalon). kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Rubita said...

I think Anna Dressed in Blood and The Hunger Games have made every single list I've read today. People are choosing different characters within the books, though. I guess that's a huge compliment to the authors!

MamaMunky said...

Oh Johnny Cade. He and Ponyboy kill me every time I read that book. I had to take the Weasley twins off my list to make room for others, but it killed me to do so! Here's my list: http://www.babiesbooksandsigns.com/2012/04/top-ten-favorite-characters-of-all-time.html

Bookish Brunette said...

Oh!!! Great list!!! I haven't read the last half, but I can DEFINTELY attest to the awesomeness of the first half!!! :D

Jenny said...

FRED AND GEORGE!!!!! I love them so much:) And Katniss. And Cas. Cas was definitely one of my favorite characters last year, I can't wait for the sequel in August! Fabulous list Pam:)

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I love your list! I knew I'd be kicking myself for not picking certain characters (although from the Stand I'd probably pick Stu), and I love Morgaine from Mists of Avalon!

Anonymous said...

This is such a great list, even though I've only read about Katniss and Fred and George. I agree, Fred and George are HILARIOUS! I really want to get to Anna Dressed in Blood, though! :) I've heard such fantastic things.

Thanks for commenting on my Story Siren post, by the way! I really appreciate you stopping by!

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