Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Just Didn’t Click With

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

This was a somewhat difficult list to come up with because if I don’t click with a character, I tend to forget them pretty quickly. There’s only 8 here for that reason. I’m sure I’ll remember more as I see other people’s lists.

  • Rose from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Mia from If I Stay by Gayle Forman (I didn’t click with this whole book)
  • Amy Gumm from Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  • Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (unpopular opinion time)
  • Hannah from The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder (though I really liked Zoe)
  • Everyone from Panic by Lauren Oliver
  • Everyone from The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
  • Everyone from The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Tell me about some characters YOU just didn’t click with.

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who Have Mental Illnesses

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who _____ (are musically inclined, have lost someone, have depression, who grow up poor, etc.)

I decided to go with ten characters who have mental illnesses, as it is something I’ve always been interested in. The brain is such a strange organ. I think mental illnesses are a really important thing to talk, read, and write about; continuing to talk about mental illnesses (because they ARE an illness and not something you can change or easily get over) will help to get rid of the stigma surrounding them. I fully appreciate the rise in books, especially young adult books, that deal with mental illness. It’s SO important for teens and adults to know that they aren’t alone.

  1. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia: Paranoid Schizophrenia, Alex
  2. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: Depression, Aysel
  3. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini: Depression, Craig
  4. The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder: Bipolar Disorder, Zoe
  5. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Matthew
  6. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer: depression, Jam
  7. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: Eating Disorder, Lia
  8. The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi: Nervous Breakdown, Thought Disorder, Alex’s mom (I can’t for the life of me remember if she actually has a name)
  9. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick: Depression, Leonard Peacock
  10. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick: Bipolar Disorder, Pat

This is in no way an exhaustive list. Please feel free to leave more in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Like to Check in With

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With (meaning, the book or series is over and you so just wish you could peek in on the “life” you imagine they are leading years down the line after the story ends).

I have very carefully chosen books that will probably never see another book. I think it’s somewhat silly to choose a book that is in the middle of the series or will have at least one more book after (even though I CAN’T WAIT to check it with the Raven Boys).

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky    The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons    The Humans by Matt Haig    Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

1. Simon and Blue – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Happy publication day to this wonderful book!)

2. CharlieThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

3. Aya and KiranThe Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

4. Professor Andrew MartinThe Humans by Matt Haig

5. Everyone from the Anna and the French Kiss books but mostly Lola and CricketLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater    S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

6. Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Haymitch – The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

7. Teddy Lupin or really anyone in the second generation – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

8. CraigIt’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (I actually started crying while I typed that out. I just…can’t. All I can do is think of Ned Vizzini)

9. Grace Brisbane – the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater

10. Jennifer and EricS. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

There are so many more I could list. What characters would you love to check in with?

Book Blog Name Tag

So I was over on alwaysopinionatedgirl’s blog and I saw this tag that she created called the Book Blog Name Tag. “Basically you have to think of a book character for each letter in the name of your blog and then post the final acronym.” I thought it looked like a ton of fun, so I thought I’d have a go. Let’s do this.

C – Charlie (Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky)
A – Augustus Waters (The Fault in our Stars by John Green)
U – Uriah (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
G – George Weasley (Harry Potter series by JK Rowling)
H – Harry Potter (duh by JK Rowling)
T – Thor (from, you know, all the Thor things)

R – Randall Flagg (The Stand by Stephen King)
E – Elliot (Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid)
A – Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
D – Dale (The Walking Dead comics by Robert Kirkman)

H – Huckleberry Finn (by Mark Twain)
A – Adelina Amouteru (The Young Elites by Marie Lu)
N – Noah Czerny (the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater)
D – d’Artagnan (The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas)
E – Elizabeth Leefolt (The Help by Kathryn Stockett)
D – Darcy Patel (Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld)

I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to participate, feel free! Just link back to alwaysopinionatedgirl, and send me the link so I can see what you come up with!

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Had Their Own Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book (minor or just maybe a semi main character you wish a book was from their POV)

Luna Lovegood and/or Neville Longbottom – Wouldn’t this be a cool book? Either seeing how they grew up (especially with Luna and her crazy father) or seeing how they lived after the end of the series. Or both.

Big Ger Cafferty from Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus series – I would LOVE to see what goes on with him when he’s just off being the bad guy.

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Michonne from The Walking Dead comics – I’d be super interested in seeing even just a few issues that detailed how she got to be the way she is and what happened between the outbreak and her meeting up with the main group.

Rafaelle from The Young Elites by Marie Lu – dear, sweet, Rafaelle. His own book would be tragic and beautiful and I really, really want this RIGHT NOW. Oh goodness. My review of The Young Elites.

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Patrick from The Perks of Being a Wallflower – anything with more Patrick would be good

Bree or Sonia from Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid – Bree’s was my favorite section from Let’s Get Lost, for the friend chemistry and emotional depth, but Sonia and Leila got up to some crazy stuff. I suppose they both did. I think a book about them would be really enjoyable. My review of Let’s Get Lost.

Frank from Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Do I need to put words here? My review of Since You’ve Been Gone.

The Sargent women in The Raven Cycle series – how fun would that be? Just a book all about the Sargent women: how they came to discover their abilities, some of the hijinks they’ve gotten up to (you know there’s some crazy stuff), etc. Fun, fun, fun. My review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue, the latest in The Raven Cycle.

Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – this would be an emotional rollercoaster but I would love every minute.

Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan – OMG, this would be highly entertaining, heartfelt, sweet, silly, heartbreaking, and so, so good.

Which characters do you wish had their own book? Link me up to your TTT if you participated!

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d want at my lunch table

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table (you know…back to school theme)

This is such a fun idea! Also, a hard one. Hmmm. Here we go:

Hermione Granger, The Harry Potter series – Bookish, smart, determined. We’d definitely be friends.

Hermione with books

Cricket Bell, Lola and the Boy Next Door – smart, kind-hearted, lovely. When I told Stephanie Perkins this past weekend that Cricket was my favorite boy out of the three, she said, “It makes me so happy when people tell me Cricket’s their favorite! He’s the most kind-hearted out of the three.” That made me think that not that many people tell her he’s their favorite (most people probably like St. Clair). I adore Cricket. Also, I’m going to pretend Cricket is single for the purpose of this list. 🙂

Blue Sargent, The Raven Cycle books – she’s just awesome. I think we’d get along. Also, maybe she’d bring Gansey around. Haha.
August Pullman, Wonder – I don’t care what you look like. What matters to me is how you treat people. August is a great human being and he’s also quite funny.

Patrick, The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Do I really need an explanation for this one? I do? Well take this gif:

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Craig Gilner, It’s Kind of a Funny Story – I think we’d relate to each other really well.

Izabel, Saga – she is a BAMF, and she’s a ghost. I want to be friends with Izabel.

Luna Lovegood, The Harry Potter series – super weird, but also really loyal and kind. She was one of the characters I always really related to in the books.

Carson Phillips, Struck by Lightning – absolutely determined to do whatever it takes to get out of his small town. He’s also extremely passionate about the things he loves. He’s a bit of a jerk though sometimes.

Carson Phillips

Frank Porter, Since You’ve Been Gone – He’s a leader and everyone thinks he’s nerdy, but he just wants to be normal. He’s super sweet, complex, and well-rounded.

So that’s who I’d want at my lunch table, if, you know, I was still in school. Who’d you want to sit with you? Link me up to your TTT!

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d bring on a deserted island

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island (pick based on however you want…skills they would bring, their company…or pure hotness factor :P)

Some of my characters were chosen for several of the mentioned characteristics.

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games: She’s got all the skills. Okay, maybe not social ones, but that’s okay. I’d be happy to let her go off in the jungle and hunt.

Percy Jackson from The Percy Jackson series: I mean, his dad is Poseidon. You’re on an island. Hello!

John and Dave from John Dies at the End: Partly for skills and partly for company because they are hilarious and pretty creative with their survival skills.

Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games: Um. District 4. Duh. Partly for skills and partly for hotness factor.

Hermione from the Harry Potter series: she’d be able to figure out a spell to do pretty much anything on the island – or even get you off the island.

Aunt Eda from Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest: she was an Olympic javelin thrower, you know. She’d be amazing for protection.

Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door: smart and not too bad on the eyes either.

Two TV characters: Scott and Stiles from Teen Wolf: Scott’s an Alpha and Stiles is a freaking genius. Plus both are pretty attractive, imo. I think Stiles’ smarts and Hermione’s magic could get us off the island.

So there we go. The ten characters I’d bring on a deserted island with me. Who would you bring? Did you do TTT? Link up below!