Top Ten Tuesday #38

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 Unlikeable Characters I Can’t Help Love

This week’s prompt is “Favorite ‘Awww’ Moments in Books” and I was going to try doing it. I realized I can’t remember enough details in most of the books I’ve read to come up with anything that fits the prompt. Going rogue seems like the best option. I haven’t been able to participate in the last couple of TTTs so I’m going with one of those topics–“Favorite Unlikeable Characters I Can’t Help Love.” Here are my top characters:

Severus Snape

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Sebastian Morgenstern

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Annie Wilkes

Misery by Stephen King

Mrs. Danvers

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Eustace Scrubbs

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis


Wonder: The Julian Chapter by RJ Palacio

Miranda Priestly

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

What about you? Which unlikeable characters made your list? 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.

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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  1. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    Definitely Snape and also Lucius Malfoy, who I found quite sexy. LOL Eleanor in “Eleanor Oliphant” and the main character in the “Rosie Project” (can’t remember his name)

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