Hi everyone! This week on Top 10 Tuesday its all about whatever we choose: FREEBIE WEEK — topic of your choice or go back and do one you missed!
I actually thought too long about this. Haha. All sorts of ideas flooded my mind. But I thought I would share some of my favorite characters from some of my favorite genres. I decided to make this a bit harder by picking 10 different genres with only one character in each. I got a little creative on my genres. But I’m excited to see what you think! Enjoy my list of
10 many favorite characters and genres!
Fantasy: Harry Potter, Harry Potter Series // Classic all around for me. This series got me into reading and I just love it. Review of book one coming tomorrow!
Science Fiction: Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles // My new favorite series. Love all the characters but Cinder is a particularly intriguing character to see develop.
American Literature: Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Laurie, Little Women // This was hard to narrow down. But I reread TKAM last year and was blown away by it (again). Also, I couldn’t leave out Laurie because I think he is such a lovely character (and I love that Christian Bale plays him in the movie!) and I thoroughly enjoyed all his development in LW.
*Canadian Literature: Anne, Anne of Green Gables // Okay, I don’t think I have actually read that much Canadian lit. But Anne belongs on a list like this. One of my all time favorites.
Historical Fiction, WWII: Death, The Book Thief // I love WWII fiction so it’s impressive I could narrow this down. But this novel is one of my all time favorites.
Historical Fiction, Romance: Estella Everstone, The Everstone Chronicles // I was recently introduced to this series and fell in love with it. I have not finished the final book but so far I have loved seeing Estella’s development as a character.
Dystopian Fiction: America Singer, The Selection Series // Call this my guilty pleasure series if you want, but I love these books and love how America learns to love and rule.
British Literature: Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice and Jane, Jane Eyre // It was almost impossible to narrow down the books for this genre. I adore British Literature; it was my emphasis in graduate school so I read so much I almost got sick of it (almost). So many classic characters in British Lit. But these are two fo my favorites 🙂
Russian Literature: Rodion Raskolnikov, Crime and Punishment // I actually really love Russian novels as well. I can say that I enjoy War and Peace and I know it will be worth while to finish it. But this novel has always been my favorite of the Russian classics.
British Poetry: William Wordsworth, “Tintern Abbey” // I also really love British poetry (again the nerdy grad school thing). I wrote my graduate thesis on Wordsworth’s “Home at Grasmere.” But I love his voice and character in “Tintern Abbey.” Such a beautiful poem.
Children’s Literature: Lucy Pevensie, The Chronicles of Narnia // I read these books straight through a few summers ago and was blown away by the lovely story telling and incredible allegory that Lewis creates.
Biography/Memoir: Stephanie Nielson, Heaven is Here // Lately, I have really gotten into reading biographies. I have a goal to read a biography of every LDS Church President (So far I have completed 2 and loved them both). This memoir is so lovely because it brings such great hope and happiness to life amidst difficult trials. I really admire Stephanie!
Phew! That was fun!
What genres do you love?
And which characters are your favorites?