This week's list at The Broke and the Bookish is:
Top Ten Favorite Book Characters
- The Weasley twins from the Harry Potter series: hands down, my all-time favorites. Fred and George's antics and jokes are hilarious in both the books and the movies. They are the type of people I wish I was friends with in real life.
- Death from The Book Thief: talk about a kick-ass narrator. I loved the way death was portrayed, not necessarily evil, but sympathetic sometimes...definitely gives you a lot to think about, even aside from the main storyline.
- Sissy from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: I think if Aunt Sissy was a character in a book set in present day, I wouldn't like her. She'd be somewhat of a slut. Since the book takes place in the early 1900s, she's an oddball; she defies the rules and her attitude is uncommon and refreshing.
- Henry VIII in any book: he is portrayed in SO many different ways in different books; it's always interesting to see how the author will write out his personality. Sometimes he's insane, sometimes we sympathize with him. Nevertheless, the same stories never get old.
- Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series: a rugged Scottish man from the 18th century? Yes please! He is sweet and lovable to those who are dear to him and a maniac to anyone who dares hurt them. He always reminded me of a huge, 6 foot puppy dog.
- Gerry from P.S. I Love You: another sweet (Irish!) guy I wish I could have all to myself. It also helps that he was portrayed by Gerard Butler in the movie :)
- Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit: a sarcastic, chain-smoking, 3 foot tall hobbit with hairy feet! A classic and a favorite for many.
- Jane Boleyn in any book: OK, this is another character that's not really a character, as she was a real person, but still. She's kind of evil, but she's so darn interesting!
- Trudi Montag from Stones from the River: Trudi is a dwarf girl living in Germany during WWII. Like in The Book Thief, we are offered such a unique perspective of Nazi Germany that it's hard not to like her.
- I can only think of nine as of now! If I think of another one, I'll update it :)