Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is kind of freebie: Top ten books with __________ characters. So I have decided to go with: Top ten bookish characters i.e. characters who love reading. Well, isn’t it make you happy whenever a character appears in a book who love reading as much as you do? And why not, #bookish people are an awesome breed 😀
Instead of favourites, I have just added the characters, from my recent reads, who love reading, because how can I even pick a favourite among readers? So let’s get started!
Ten books with bookish characters
1. Hermoine from Harry Potter
Do I even need to tell that Hermoine is the first character that comes to mind when we talk about bookish characters? Let’s face it, she is the biggest bookworm, EVER! Her love of reading somehow proved to be crucial for Harry throughout the series. She was the most knowledgeable character there. She had saved them multiple times just because she knew things? Because she loved reading! And I am so glad that not only the character Hermoine but also the actress who has played her role in the movies, is a bookworm. Yes, Emma Watson. Isn’t it a nice coincidence? 😀 And I can’t agree more with below Gif!
2. Anne Frank from The Diary of a Young Girl
I read The Diary of a Young Girl this year only and I was truly fascinated by Anne. It was her love of reading which helped her passing time for 2 years in the closed Annex. I can’t even imagine how tough the life would have been for Anne and her family behind the closed doors. If not for reading, I don’t know what else could have been helped her there.
3. Ivy Lovely from The Crowns of Croswald
Ivy in The crowns of Croswald is studying for being a Screvenist and it is part of her study to read books. She was a maid in another castle before her journey to the school of Ivy. During that life too, she loved reading and sketching. Because of the love of reading, she was able to cope up with the difficult situations in the castle. Truly said, reading is for all 🙂
4. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus was a man of honour and great knowledge. Probably half of the reason behind this can be his reading? He read every night before going to bed. Not only Atticus, but his daughter is also following his footsteps and loved reading too. Atticus is really one of the good literary characters.
5. Hazel Grace from TFIOS
Though she was shown reading mostly a single book “An Imperial Affliction” again and again, you can’t deny the fact that she was #bookish. And isn’t re-reading favourite books is an important task for bookworms too (not for me though)? Augustus can also be mentioned from TFIOS, as he was also involved with Hazel in her reading journey.
6. Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Just tell me, who doesn’t want Belle’s library, or I should say Beast’s library? Those leatherbound books and that huge library – who doesn’t want that? Certainly, just a non-bookish person 😀 ANd surely she had a talent of reading books while walking?
7. Eleanor & Park
Well, it is a first pair that I am mentioning here because both read same books? They were reading graphic novels, but yet, those are books too, right?
8. Nikki from Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
This is rather new edition to my list, as I finished this book just yesterday. Why I can say that Nikki was a bookworm, is because she was trying to find a specific edition of a book that she had seen in her childhood! Well, I won’t tell if she got that book or not, but any other proof do you need? 😛
9. Alaska from Looking for Alaska
What is the biggest characteristic of a bookworm? A packed bookshelf in your room with books dropping out? Alaska certainly had this characteristic 😀
10. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
Well, for this I must admit here that I haven’t read Pride & Prejudice (Yes right!), but I have seen the movie, so I know that Elizabeth is a bookworm too. Have you seen her reading while walking? 😀 True bookworm!
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I know that there are many great characters in literature world who are #bookish but I have included the characters from the books that I have recently read. So tell me, what are some of your favourite bookish characters? Do you like stories having bookish characters?