Top Ten Tuesday #17

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Bookish Characters

This week’s prompt is “Bookish Characters.” This seems easy, except I think we’re supposed to choose a category of character, like favorite readers, librarians, professors, etc. At least that’s what I’m understanding from the instructions. Here are my top ten favorite bookworms:

Hermione Granger
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Bella Swan
Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Will Herondale
Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Tessa Gray
Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare

Lady Jane Grey
MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Marianne Daventry
EDENBROOKE by Julianne Donaldson

Liesel Meminger
THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

Cath Avery
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

Anne Shirley
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by LM Montgomery

Elizabeth Bennett
PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen

What about you? Which bookish characters are on your list this week?

I’ve been learning in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that life is full of dialectics, or two opposing truths. In this case, the two opposing truths are: 1) I don’t agree with JKR’s stance regarding trans people, and 2) I still love Harry Potter.

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  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    I like this list. I especially liked Fangirl, I thought it did a good job of evoking those feelings of starting college, especially if you’re an introvert.

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  2. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
    Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits says:

    Hermione is the perfect choice for this! I’ve read Fangirl as well, but I always forget that Cath is a bookworm. My memories of that book focus more on her friendship with Reagan.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I did love Cath’s friendship with Reagan and her relationship with Levi. That’s definitely what stuck out the most to me too. I almost can’t help notice her relationship with books because of Baz and Simon. 😀

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  3. Marianne @ Let's Read
    Marianne @ Let's Read says:

    Interesting list. I should have thought of Hermione Granger but fantasy isn’t exactly my genre. But she is a great reader and deserves to be on our lists.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week which is all about readers.

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  4. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    I think its super important to separate the book from the author especially in Harry Potter’s case! I know so many people who have been saved by those books that it would be a shame to discredit the books. (We can discredit the author tho!) I also included Hermione on my list <3

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I completely agree. It’s because of Harry Potter that I love reading and have many of the friends that I do right now. I can’t throw away my love for the books just because of Rowling’s views. I can, however, distance myself from her and acknowledge the hurt she’s caused and the pain the books may cause some readers. 💜

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