Top Ten Bookish Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, today's topic is Top Ten Bookish Characters (these could be readers, writers, authors, librarians, professors, etc.) I quite like when writers write books with bookish characters and plots, so I'm super excited about this topic.

1. Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. An orphan growing up in Nazi Germany, Liesel covets books above all else.

2. Clay Jannon in Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Clay's just been hired to work at the 24 Hour Bookstore, where strange customer ask for even stranger books.

3.  Mori Phelps in Among Others by Jo Walton. Mori is the daughter of a witch, who finds refuge from her family tragedy with science fiction novels.

4.  Zachary Ezra Rawlins, a college student, discovers a strange book at his school's library. As he tries to uncover the book's secret's he is eventually led to an ancient library hidden below the earth as we know it.

5.   I hope it is not rude, to consider Malala Yousafzai as a bookish character. A child using her words and her education to defend education itself. You don't have to be a soldier to defend what's right.

6.  Lazlo Strange, a junior librarian, made an orphan by a war, is a quiet young man who dreams of Gods.

7. Rain, like her infamous green skinned grandmother has a thirst for knowledge that can only come from the pages of a book.

8.  Merritt Emmons from Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M Danforth. Teenage writer, bitter from family tragedy, gets famous for publishing a novel based on a historical tragedy, which will inspire a movie and the whole plot line of the book she actually stars in.

9.  Matilda by Roald Dahl. Who would leave out everyone's favorite telekinetic, book reading, math prodigy? 

10.  Charlotte, of Charlotte's Web by EB White. I'm not really a spider person, but that little Charlotte did a lot of late night writing to save Wilbur's life.

Who's your favorite bookish character?

Join me tomorrow for a review of T.Kingfisher's new novella, What Moves Dead Things


  1. Malala is a great choice!

    My post:

  2. Liesel and Matilda were on my list this week too. And I love that you chose Malala!
    My TTT:


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