Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

July 28, 2015 Beth Pattillo, J.K. Rowling, Karen Witemeyer, L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Lynn Austin, Olivia Newport, Sarah Addison Allen, Top Ten Tuesday 7

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On this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by BrokeandBookish), we are talking about characters who share our love of books. Several popped immediately to mind; others took a little digging through the recesses of my Goodreads lists. Pushing my list over 10 (I’m such a rebel), I’ve also included some honorable mentions – characters who aren’t necessarily from books but are nevertheless so dear to me because of their fellow book nerd affliction. (See? Totally rebellious.)

1. Jo March in Little Women

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“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.”

– Jo March

2. Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter series

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“Honestly, don’t you two read?” 

-Hermione Granger

3.  Alice Ripley in Wonderland Creek

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“Nobody can read too much. That’s like saying someone breathes too much.” 

-Alice Ripley

4. Anne Shirley in the Anne of Green Gables series

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“I love a book that makes me cry.” 

-Anne Shirley

5. Emma Grant in Jane Austen Ruined My Life

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““I took my time, running my fingers along the spines of books, stopping to pull a title from the shelf and inspect it. A sense of well-being flowed through me as I circled the ground floor. It was better than meditation or a new pair of shoes- or even chocolate. My life was a disaster, but there were still books. Lots and lots of books. A refuge. A solace. Each one offering the possibility of a new beginning.”

-Emma Grant

6. Ella Hilty in Brightest and Best

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“Ella sometimes checked out her favorite books every few months, either to read them again or simply because she enjoyed having them within reach on her bedside table.”

7. Adelaide Proctor in Head in the Clouds

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“She’d waited years for a hero to walk out of the well-worn pages of the books she read by lantern light and capture her heart.”

8. Chloe Finley in The Sugar Queen

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“When he first met her, she was never without a book. And she had more books in storage than he had ever seen one person own. It had always fascinated him that she’d consumed so many words, that her head was full of stories, told a thousand different ways.”

9.  Eden Spencer & Levi Grant in To Win Her Heart

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“Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends”

10. Kathleen O’Connor in The Heirs of Cahira O’Connor series

(an oldie but a goodie!)

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And now for our honorable mentions … fictional characters from film or tv who are also fellow book nerds 🙂

1. Kathleen Kelly in “You’ve Got Mail”

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2. Brick Heck in “The Middle”

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3. Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

(It’s a love story for bookworms, y’all. Think about it.)

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Who did I miss? Tell me in the comments 🙂

Carrie

7 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds”

  1. jill hoke

    Great list. I loved Wonderland creek and Mr Darcy Ruined My Life.

  2. Ellie

    Awesome list! Hermione seems to be everywhere today. Actually, I think the only ones on my list that I haven’t seen on anyone else’s yet are Annabeth from Percy Jackson (which kind of surprised me) and Chubs from The Darkest Minds (which, I’ll admit, was a little on the obscure side.)

    Thanks for checking out my post on Spellbound!

  3. Kav

    Oh — great list — I’ve only missed three of them. Love your comment about Hermione. LOL So true. Let’s see…characters who love books…How about Lucy in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? her siblings blamed her story filled held for her Narnia fantasies. Oh — and the sisters in All Of A Kind Family books — Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. They went to the library every week and made friends with the librarian. Her books were published in the 1950s but have been reissued.

  4. Rissi

    Yay for Jo and Belle. And Anne! I’ve heard “Wonderland Creek” is really good. So reading that is a must. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon.

    • Carrie

      Yes, you must read Wonderland Creek post haste! 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Rissi!