Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s topic is… Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
I always love it when authors have bookish characters.  For me, that just makes the character so much more relatable.  Some of my favorite characters of all time are definitely bookish and they totally kick butt. 

Which bookish characters do I love?

1.     Celaena Sardothien
From the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
You guys knew this was coming.  I LOVE Celaena and not only is she one of the most kick-ass female protagonists, but she’s also a fellow bookworm.   She’s strong and smart and her love of books is something that we definitely have in common

2.     Dorian Havilliard
From the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
One of the things that I love about Dorian is that (like Celeana) he too is a book lover.   That’s one of the first things that really brings them together and I really do like Dorian’s personality.  He’s just so adorable. 

3.     Katy Swartz
From the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I LOVE Katy.  Not only is she a massive book lover, but she’s a book blogger too.  She wears a “my blog is better that your vlog” t-shirt and reviews ARC’s.  How amazing is that?  She’s definitely a bookworm, even if things throughout the series tend to distract her. 

4.     Liesel Meminger
From The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Liesel is definitely a hardcore book lover.  Not just books, but words and stories and writing.   She is such a great character gosh I love her.  She has to work so hard to be able to read and write these stories whereas it isn’t that difficult us.  She’s really just an amazing girl and this book is pretty much about Liesel’s love of books and words. 

5.     Cath
From Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath.  Of course Cath had to be here.  I mean, the book is called Fangirl.  Cath is a fellow bookworm and pretty relatable.  She is most definitely a hardcore fangirl.  She even writes fanfiction.   Cath loves reading and writing and fangilrling, so she definitely is on the same level as most of us. 

6.     Liz Sutton
From the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
I LOVE Liz <3  She’s  the character on this list that I’ve known the longest and she’s just adorable.  She’s small and quiet and so totally sweet.  She’s a genius (literally) and loves learning and studying and reading.  But don’t be fooled – Liz is just as deadly as the other Gallagher Girls. 

7.     Delilah
From Between the Lines and Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Delilah becomes particularly obsessed with a certain book and falls in love with one of the characters.  (which is something almost every bookish person can totally relate to)  But, for Deliah, she actually gets to have her fictional crush come to life.  Delilah is just really such a sweet character and what happens to her is something most of us probably dream about. 

8.     Annabeth Chase
From the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Rioran
Annabeth is…Annabeth is just amazing.  She loves reading and learning, but along with that she’s so totally kick butt.  She can always outsmart everyone in any situation.  Without Annabeth, everyone in this series would have died long ago.  She just goes to show that you can be smart and bookish but yet so completely brave and strong and kick butt. 

9.     Sam  (And all of poet’s Corner)
From Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
I couldn’t not put Every Last Word in here.  It’s such an amazing book about expressing yourself and how your words matter.  Sam stumbles upon this wonderful group called Poet’s Corner.  I loved each and every person in Poet’s Corner and their love for poetry and words was inspiring.  I almost wanted to start writing poetry myself.  

10.     Hazel Grace Lancaster
From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hazel Grace isn’t one that occurred to me immediately, but she definitely is when you think about it.  Hazel’s favorite book, An Imperial Affliction and it’s author Peter Van Houten play an important part in the story.  I really would consider Hazel (and Augustus, too) book and word lovers. 

This was such a great topic and I enjoyed getting to talk about some of my favorite bookish characters.
Who are yours?  I can’t wait to see who you guys have on your lists. 


  1. I really need to read The Lux series and Every Last Word. I can't believe I left Hazel off of my list. This was a really hard topic! Great choices!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

    1. Yes! The Lux series is great - can't wait to see what you think once you get around to them. Also, YES Every Last Word! It's an amazing book.
      Thanks <3

  2. The Lux series is epic! I love how you included Celaena! She is totally kickass!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

  3. Liesel, Cath and Hazel!!! Brilliant choices Olivia :D I forgot about Celaena :O I needed it to be a top twenty this week I think haha :') Hope you're well lovely!

    Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day!

    Emma @ Emma's Bookery

    1. Thank you<3
      I know! There are some weeks where you just need a top 20 to cover everything.
      I'm doing great, thanks!

  4. Urghhhh I'm seeing Katy on SO many lists this week, and I'm like, 'WHY DID I NOT THINK OF HER.' So obvious in hindsight. Great list! LOVE the ToG choices. :)

    1. Yeah, there are some people that I realized I missed after I had this up. Maybe not AS obvious, because the blog and reading kinda gets pushed aside because danger and craziness. But also Daemon. (I forgive her. IT'S DAEMON)
      Thanks <3 The ToG characters are just the best!

  5. I had Liesel, Hazel, and Annabeth too! So few people had Annabeth on their lists this week, it's really just depressing . . .

    My TTT: http://thespellboundreader.blogspot.com/2015/07/top-ten-tuesday-fictional-book-lovers.html

  6. From the ones we don't have in common, I haven't read yet. Then there's Liesel and Hazel/Gus, whom I completely forgot *hangs head in shame*. Great list!

    Anjie @ Love thy Shelf

  7. You make the Jodi Picoult books sound fantastic, i will really have to look into those and see where i can get them. :)
    I love how you wrote what you enjoyed about each of the characters, not just listed the books or the character names.
    Fantastic list :)