Welcome back to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! I’m super excited about this week’s topic! This week I’m sharing some of my favorite fellow book nerds including those who love reading, are writers, or work at a bookstore (I keep thinking of Kathleen Kelly from You’ve Got Mail. Ah, I love that movie!). Many of these characters are my favorite all time. Enjoy!
Hermione Granger, Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling // The ipidime
Liesel Meminger, The Book Thief by Mark Zusak // Another of my all time favorite reads. Liesel learns to love words and will do just about anything to get them. I love the way her reading abilities grow and give her strength in WWII Germany.
Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen // Classic book nerd right here. I love Elizabeth and Darcy as much as (and maybe more than) the next book nerd. “And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.” Love it.
Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery // I have read this book several times. I love Anne! You can’t help but laugh with her, cry with her, and root for her through her many adventures.
Jo March, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott // I love Jo for her spunk and passion for life and literature. I’ll be honest. I do wish she had married Laurie, especially the Christian Bale version 😉
Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, The Help by Kathryn Stockett // Skeeter is the kind of person I hope to be. She is educated, fights for what’s right, and gives a voice to the oppressed.
Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee // I love the way reading is a part of Scout’s world. Learning to read with Atticus gives Scout a love of reading which she doesn’t fully appreciate until its almost taken away. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Matilda Wormwood, Matilda by Roald Dahl // I just finished this book for the first time and loved it! Matilda is super book-smart and loves reading. But she is also still an innocent child. The movie follows the book rather well too.
Klaus Baudelaire, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett // I made it through several of these books before they got too repetitive. But you just have to love Klaus and his ability to remember details from any book he’s ever read. Wish I had that type of power.
Cassandra Mortmain, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith // I read this book last year on a recommendation from a friend. Cassandra writes about her experiences in her journal in a beautiful and detailed way. You can’t help but feel a part of her story and feel the details she describes.