Top Ten Tuesday #22

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.
Favorite Animals from Books

This week’s prompt is “Books I Wish Had an Epilogue.” My brain isn’t working like it should because I’ve been down with COVID for the past week. Not fun. And, I honestly don’t remember which books have an epilogue or not. I’ve decided to do a past topic that I didn’t participate in instead. The topic is “Favorite Animals from Books.” Here are my top ten nine favorite animals/creatures from books:

Aslan
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

Pan
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Dobby
Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Hedwig
Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Solovey
The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Deb Grib
The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden

Reepicheep
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

Wilbur
CHARLOTTE’S WEB by EB White

Ivan
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate

What about you? Which books made your list this week? Do we have any in common?

I learned 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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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lydia! 💜 Yes, I’d totally name a pet mouse after Reepicheep. I really want to name one of my next cats after Aslan. I think they’d be a fantastic names for pets.

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  1. Leah @ Leah's Books
    Leah @ Leah's Books says:

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. And great list this week – I absolute adore Solovey, he’s definitely one of my favorite characters in books. And I think it’s super cool that you brought DBT principles into your post as well, since while JKR is not a good person, the characters she created brought joy into many people’s lives.

    Here’s my post for this week: http://leahs-books.com/2022/06/14/ttt-books-i-wish-had-a-sequel/

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Leah! 💜 Thankfully, I am finally starting to feel better. I love finding another Solovey fan–a Winternight trilogy fan anyway. And, yes, I’m glad that DBT is so helpful with situations like Harry Potter. I do understand if others can’t look past it and have to take a step back from everything, though.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lindsey! 💜 I think I’m on the mend, which is good. My husband is still feeling pretty sick, but he caught a couple of days after I did.

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  2. Jo
    Jo says:

    Sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling rough with COVID, that doesn’t sound fun at all. Hope you’re starting to get on the mend!

    I love animal sidekicks in books, they’re always my favourites. Charlotte’s Web was one of my favourite books as a kid and I loved Wilbur but I loved Charlotte even more (very strange because I have always been extremely arachnophobic!).

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Jo! 💜 I do feel on the mend. I’m just dealing with some lingering symptoms now. Hopefully, they’ll go away soon.

      I did love Charlotte, but it goes against my nature to put a spider on my “favorite animal” list, lol. The arachnophobia wins out in the end for me. (I had to cover pictures of her with my hand while I read the book.)

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  3. Lark
    Lark says:

    Sorry you’ve been down with Covid. That’s no fun. I hope you’re feeling better soon. And I love your list. Aslan, Hedwig and Reepicheep are all favorite animal characters of mine, too. 🙂

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Lark! 💜 I’m feeling much better, thank you. I’m just dealing with some lingering symptoms now. Hopefully, they’ll go away soon.

      I’m glad you love my list so much. 😀 It makes me happy.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Greg! 💜 I’m feeling better today. I’m just dealing with some lingering symptoms now. Hopefully, they’ll go away soon. 🙂

      Aslan and Reepicheep are definitely the best characters from the Narniad. 😀 Although, I do love Lucy as well.

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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that you have been down with Covid!

    Love this idea for a Top Ten list. You should submit it for all of us to do one week.

    Aslan and Wilbur are two of my favorite animals, too.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I don’t think of Dobby as an animal either. That’s why I said, “here are my top ten nine favorite animals/creatures from books.” I quietly qualified that some of the characters were more creatures than animals. 😀 Deb Grib is also not an animal, but a creature. He’s a little mushroom spirit.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol! That’s a good question. Whenever I think of fluffy white cats, I always think of Yzma from Disney’s THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE.

      I haven’t really read many books with pet cats. I could say Crookshanks and I did love Crook. Other than that, though, I’m not sure. Clearly, I have a deficit in my reading.

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  5. Leslie @ Books Are The New Black
    Leslie @ Books Are The New Black says:

    I love this topic! I really enjoy all of your choices too. Aslan is always a favorite of mine! I hope you start to feel much better soon. My son just tested positive for COVID this morning. He’s not doing the best but he’s 3. I’m starting to feel symptoms so I’m sure I’ll be positive soon. Sigh!

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      I’m sorry to hear that your son tested positive this morning. I’m also sorry you’re starting to feel sick. I hope both of you get over it quickly.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you, Jen! 💜

      That’s cool that your brother-in-law named his cats after Aslan and Reepicheep. I want to name a cat after Aslan someday. 🙂

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