Monday, April 23, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it features the top ten books that comes to your mind under a certain category announced each week. This week's category is:

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

Wow, this is a toughie. There's soooo many great characters in sooo many different books! Let's see if I can do this:

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games - I think this one was a little bit obvious.

Katniss has strong willpower and determination. She is very

humble and practical, and although she does make mistakes, she is very loving and caring towards her family. She puts them in front of everything else, including her own self. She is an independent girl who can take care of herself, unlike someee characters we know in other YA books... (just kidding... maybe).

2. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars - Augustus/"Gus" is so witty and charming. He really knows how to talk to a girl ;), and he is a very caring person. His humor had me laughing, but he is also very wise with words. He always knows the right thing to say.

3. Tally Youngblood from Uglies - At first Tally seemed dumb and just like everyone else in her society, whose only big wish was to become "pretty" and party all the time in New Pretty Town. But, as she makes her journey to the New Smoke, she finally comes to be a very independent and strong character. She eventually could make her own decisions and could think as a individual without anyone influencing her.

4. Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games - Lol, I'm preparing to get bread thrown at me from Peeta lovers, but I do think Gale is a special character in THG. I have not read Mockingjay yet, and my opinion about him might change after I do (my friends who have read MJ have told me that Gale makes a bad decision or something in it), but as a person who has only read books #1 and #2, I can say that I feel sorry for Gale. **SPOILERS** He has been best friends with Katniss for a long time, and they have a very trusting and strong bond. He has to stand back and watch this whole Katniss & Peeta thing go down, especially witnessing their engagement right after he professes his love to Katniss. Although Peeta is sweet, I've always been rooting for Gale since I first read THG.

5. Ben "Bloody Ben" Starling from Paper Towns - I did not really think this book was superb or anything, but the characters sure were. I loved Ben's honeybunny-ness and his sarcastic jokes and whatnot. He is part of the reason why I gave Paper Towns a higher rating in my review. :)

6. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter - Hermione is sooo smart and adorable in the earlier HP books, but, despite her early maturity, she also grows throughout the books, and we can witness her growth. She also had me laughing as I read what she thought and what she said.

7. Dicey Tillerman from The Homecoming - Most of you probably will not be familiar with Dicey, because the Homecoming is not the most popular book out there. Dicey and her three siblings were abandoned by their mother in a mall parking lot, and, being the oldest of the four children, Dicey has to take over the "mother" position for her brothers & sisters. She has to manage their food and plan how they are going to survive. That's not an easy thing to do, and Dicey made sure that her family was safe and sound.

8. Dumbledore from Harry Potter - One word: wisdom.

9. Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars - On the show, Aria is made out to be very selfish and dependent on others (*cough*Ezra*cough*), which I did not really like. From the first two books that I have read, I found that her story is the most interesting to read, while it is the

least interesting on the show. Bad and serious things are happening in her life (family issues) and she has to handle all of her family problems while beings taunted by A. I think that this makes her a strong person to handle all of this well, or at least better than her brother.

10. Kendall Fletcher from Cryer's Cross - The main reason that I like Kendall is because of her OCD. I can totally relate to her need to make everything perfect. I don't have OCD, but I am a perfectionist, so everything has to be neat and tidy for me to be satisfied. I also feel sorry for her when her boyfriend disappears.

Well, that's it! I hope I did well. Comment below so I can check yours out! I'm really interested in seeing everyone else's picks this week. Happy Reading!! :)


  1. I agree with Katniss, Augustus and Hermionee, all of them are amazing characters!

  2. This is an EPIC list. I cannot believe now that I didn't put Dicey on there. And I almost put Tally!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Following you back!

  3. I totally agree with your comments on Katniss, and I had Hermione on my list too!

    Great list!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  4. We have a few in common! Katniss, Gus, and Hermione! Tally is also a great choice. Fabulous picks!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. I really enjoy your reasons for your character choices. Dumbledore is amazing! I just wanted to adopt him.
    And I agree about Gale. I like Gale, although I am a bit peeved at him for MJ.You'll see.
    I haven't read Pretty Little Liars but it is on my TBR list, as is The fault in our stars.
    Oh, and I didn't enjoy Uglies too much, but I did like Tally!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

  6. I have Aria on my list as well as Ezra and Spencer :) Im a Huge PLL fan , I have to say I enjoyed it more than The Lying Game.
    Im a new follower

  7. Tally from Uglies is a good character! Hunger Games/ HP characters- all awesome so it's hard to choose! I didn't like Paper Towns at all...I found the honey bunny-ing a bit weird! I would be freaked out if someone called me that!

    New follower- love your blog!

    My TTT:

  8. Cool list! I haven't read several of the books on the list, but I am curious about them now. ;)

  9. Great list! I definitely felt like an idiot after posting mine and realizing I forgot Augustus Waters! He is a favourite too, for sure. Also, Hermione! GAAH, too many great characters out there.

  10. Great list!

    For some weird reason, I feel like Hermoine and Katniss might be friends in the book world. Crazy, right?

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  11. Great picks Michelle! I have to admit I haven't read a lot of these books you've mentioned I guess I should check them out! I'm glad Dumbledore made it to your list! :)

  12. Oh, I thought about putting Katniss on my list too. I agree with all you said about her. (Gale??? nooooo. ...kidding!)

    I love Dicey from her series too. I actually thought about including her in my list. Her story is very touching. She was amazingly strong yet fragile. It's a combination that makes for good reading.

    Thanks for sharing your books. Come check mine out on my blog if you wish.

  13. I might be a bread thrower, just kidding. Gale is a pretty interesting character and had to deal with a lot.

    SO many on your list I've been meaning to get to!


  14. So many awesome picks on your list!! "Bloody Ben" almost made my list- such a wacky and memorable dude. Hermione made my list as well!

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten this week! Following back.

    PS. Love the name of your blog.

  15. woah, nice list!
    *Clicks follow*
    Nice blog! ^-^
    Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  16. Oh, Hermione for sure!! Love her!

  17. Oh, Katniss! She's my favorite among my favorites. Hahaha XD

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower of yours as well =) I cannot BELIEVE that I forgot to include Katniss on my list!! D'oh! Unfortunately, most of your list isn't showing up on my computer at the moment, so I'll have to pop by again later to read the rest of it. From reading the comments though, Dicey was one of my favourite childhood heroines too =)

  19. I cannot read your list =(

    But thanks for stoppin by my blog! Following back =)

  20. @Melissa
    @Jennifer @ A Librarians Library

    Sorry guys, I have no idea how that happened - it should be fixed now! Thanks for letting me know.
    Thanks everyone else for the comments! :)

  21. Ooo Tally is a good choice! I've yet to finish the series, but she is a great character. And Gus...oh Gus. He will have my heart forever. Also, love and totally agree with Dumbledore haha.

    Thanks for stopping by my list!
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  22. You have a great list:-) I totally agree with Hermoine and i guess my daugther would agree with pretty little liars. Nice blog you have and you got a new follower as well. Have a nice day


  23. Hermione as a characters is a lot deeper than people think. You know, like you said, she does grow a lot through the books! :) Nice list! That one word really is enough for Dumbledore..

  24. Dumbledore FTW! I really do need to re-read the 6th and 7th books (after the rest of the series, of course) for all the Dumbledore stuff. All the characters in those books are just amazing!

    And I'm definitely with you on the Gale front. I liked him waaaay more than Peeta.

  25. Yay! Awesome list :D I liked Katniss, when I first read the books. But when I think of her, I hate her :p (With how she treated Peeta.) Didn't like Gale at all :D But can understand why people do ;p Really need to read Cryer's Cross soon ;) I do have it :) And Harry Potter! Love Harry Potter. <3 Every character in those books ;) Also; you really must read Graceling! :D
    Thank you for commenting on my Top Ten. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  26. Great list. Hermione is definitely a fantastic character. New follower via GFC :)
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  27. I love that you included Katniss and Hermione! They probably should have made my list, too, but it's just so hard to choose! Impossible. BUT I'm glad they made your list :)

  28. You have very good choices here. I have to agree with almost all of them and the only ones that I don't is simply because I haven't read those books. =D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Returning some of the love.


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