Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Sondra and I are combining again because we have a lot of the same faves, but Sondra is pretty busy right now, so I, Polina, am the one writing these. (Also, as you can see, I’m posting on the right day this time!)
1) Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)
I’ve talked before about my love for Celaena, but the first moment in Throne of Glass that made me realize I was really going to like her was her complete excitement about getting to read books. My love for her has only grown since.
2) Alan Ryves (The Demon’s Lexicon)
Alan is many things–a brother, a liar, a master planner, a human disaster,
the love of my life–and yes, also a MAJOR book lover. I’ll shut up now before I go off on another rant about how much I love him.
3) Cath Avery (Fangirl)
Cath is me. I am Cath. The end.
4) Chubs Meriwether (The Darkest Minds)
Chubs is wonderful and smart and funny and an amazing friend and basically changing the world by the end of the third book and I cannot put into words how much I adore him.
5) Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices)
Considering how many amazing quotes this series has about the importance of books and words and stories, I don’t think I’m physically capable of creating a list of characters who love books and not including her there.
6) Elend Venture (The Mistborn Trilogy)
“I kind of lost track of time.” “For two hours?” “There were books involved.” I don’t think I need to say anything else here.
7) The Baudelaire orphans (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
These books were a formative influence on me because they taught me, among other things, that the best first move when something goes wrong is a trip to the library.
8) Echo (The Girl at Midnight)
I only recently read this book, but Echo is delightful and sassy and lives in a library and collects words. The book love in the first couple of chapters made me feel right at home.
9) Minoo Falk Karimi (The Engelsfors Trilogy)
Another extremely relatable character for me, what with the whole good-with-books-not-so-much-people thing. I also recently read one of her favorite books and now I feel closer to her.
10) Katy Swartz (Lux)
I haven’t actually read this one, but Sondra mentioned it, and one of the things that interests me most about the series is that the main character is a reader and a book blogger!
Bonus: Since I am trying to limit myself to one Sarah Rees Brennan book per Top Ten Tuesday, I did not mention that Kami Glass and Jared Lynburn (The Lynburn Legacy) and Elliot Schafer (The Turn of the Story) also love to read. Please congratulate me on my remarkable self-restraint. Also, please read Sarah Rees Brennan’s books.