Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl come January 2018. It was made through the love of lists, books and to bring readers together.
I’ll admit characters in most books tend to be quite unremarkable or unlikable to me for the most part 😛 It’s not often I find characters I’d like to meet in real life as I also tend to concentrate more on the plot and story rather than the characters even though they play a massive part in whether the book is enjoyable or not. Here I have listed ten books with characters I’d like to get to know in real life, each for different reasons but there will be something interesting about these characters that have made them stand out amongst the crowds of the usual book characters I’ve come to get used to 😉
Robert Langdon from the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown
Many don’t like this series and I myself cannot understand why there are so many haters 😛 Anyway, since reading this first book I’ve always thought Robert Langdon would be such an interesting person to talk to and get to know especially since he’s not like the usual stereotype stuffy college professor. I’m also very interested in religious studies and symbology so we could have endless discussions on these topics which no one around me knows a lot about.
Lia Cook from the Legends of Muirwood series by Jeff Wheeler
At first I didn’t get on with her but as time went on I came to really enjoy Lia’s story and personality. She would be just the type of person I’d like to know when I’m wanting to explore and get in touch with my adventurous side!
Chiyo/Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Another character I didn’t really connect with at first, but as the story went along I came to enjoy the narrative and found I’d really like to have conversations with Sayuri and get to know even more about Japanese culture which I’ve always been fascinated with. I also feel she’d be good and interesting to talk to.
Mara from the Exodus series by Julie Bertagna
If you haven’t already then go read this series right now! It has such a humanly real story and faces issues regarding climate change and our future. The MC Mara was such a strong determined soul that after this series is over me and her I feel, would get on really well and I’d also like to talk to her about her life after the books are over and discuss her world even though her story is finished…. I wish this author would write more!
Skulduggery Pleasant from Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant series
Loved loved loved Skulduggery Pleasant and pretty much all the characters in his team 🙂 To get to meet him would be beyond fun and I feel he’d just be the type of character to make one feel cheerful in all situations.
Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
Arya Stark was just the pure embodiment of strength and determination and this is why I wish I could have gotten to know more people like her in real life… I look forward to seeing more of her in the further books of this series!
Jae Hwa from the Gilded series by Christina Farley
Again this is another series that not many people enjoyed, but for me I was in my element! Jae Hwa felt like such a real yet strong character, just the type of girl I wish I had for a close friend especially when shit hits 😛
Elias from An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
To be honest I loved Elias and Laia both equally for their strength and determination when faced with harsh situations. Elias is just the type of guy I wish more boys I knew were like, he’s been brought up in the most brutal manner yet he still holds on to his humanity which is why I enjoy his story and look froward to finding out what the author has in store for him (I’m kinda dreading that too!)
Jamie Fraser from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
I think a few people will agree with me when I say Jamie was such a good, well thought of character. He’s not perfect and his relationship with Claire wasn’t always smooth but I think I’d really enjoy getting to meet him in person just because of his personality really, he was just a character I really clicked with…
Sunny from the Akata Witch series
Sunny was such an interesting character to read about and I very much enjoyed her magical journey of self discovery. She would be a really fun and strong character to have as a friend and once again I’d like her to be around when shit hits 😉