Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books


Here are my top ten favorite book characters:

Meg from A Wrinkle in Time

Anne from Anne of Green Gables

Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird

The Little Prince from The Little Prince

Stargirl from Stargirl

Precious Ramotswe from 
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Asher Lev from My Name is Asher Lev

The Pigeon from
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

The Tree from The Giving Tree

Fancy Nancy from Fancy Nancy

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

30 comments:

{raisingAlexis} said...

Love the Top Ten! I need to create my pwn list now ... Meg will definitely be on it!

Ann Kristin said...

Both Anne Shirley and the Little Prince! Lovely list. :)

Deidra M said...

Aww. I debated putting the Little Prince on mine too. Great list. Thanks for stopping by!

Anne said...

Great list- Anne of Green Gables and To Kill a Mockingbird are two of my favorite books!

velvetmorning82 said...

That is an intereresting selection specially the Little Prince choice! thanks for dropping by to my blog too =)

Maria

DJL said...

How could I have forgotten Atticus??? He was one of my favorite characters in all of the classic novels I read in high school along with Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities. Great list, Deb. :)

Miss Anderson (The Librarian Who Doesnt Say Shhh) said...

I love that you included kids books too! Fancy Nancy was a favorite of mine when I read a bunch of kids books last summer. So cute.

{raisingAlexis} said...

ok, after thinking about some of my favorite reads, here is my list (in no particular order):

Top 10 book characters

MEG ("A Wrinkle in Time")
HARRY HALLER ("Steppenwolf")
SIDDHARTHA ("Siddhartha")
DEWEY ("Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World")
NANCY DREW (series)
FRODO ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy)
MONTMORENCY (series)
HORTON ("Horton Hears a Who" and "Horton Hatches the Egg")
BERNARD MARX ("Brave New World")
GOSSAMER ("Gossamer")

An odd selection, to be sure. It was hard to choose only ten and this list is definitely not static! In fact, it might change later today ... ;)

Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

LOVE FANCY NANCY!! She is a hero at our house! :) Also, Atticus Finch and Stargirl are BOTH fabulous characters in great classics in my opinion! Thanks for stopping by our Top 10 this week! Fun list!

Ryan said...

I couldn't even conceive of such a list. Good work!

Megan Monell said...

I have Meg on my list, too. Great list. I love the tree, too. =)

Andi said...

Awesome choices! I definitely agree with many, especially Atticus and the tree from The Giving Tree.

BarefootMedStudent said...

Awesome list, I've never read the Giving Tree but it's on a couple of lists today. We have someone in common too!

Feel free to check out my list :)

Books in the Burbs said...

Great choices! The Giving Tree is one of my all time favorite books. I would reread that book so many times growing up...I always felt so bad for that tree.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I feel terrible for the tree. As a mother, I often felt like the tree.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Love Anne and the Little Prince. One can imagine these two as friends.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You don't often see a list that includes both Siddhartha and Dewey the library cat! Delightful!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I want to be Fancy Nancy and Stargirl. I wish I could be like Atticus Finch.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Atticus!

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

The Giving Tree - what a great choice.

Thanks for stopping by!

Zo said...

Oh. I loved "A Wrinkle in Time." And I now desperately want to read the pigeon book.

thecheapreader said...

Great pick! I love Meg, Anne, and Stargirl too. They're great girls.

Alison at The Cheap Reader

Liza (Reading with ABC) said...

Great list! I love Anne and I remember The Little Prince very fondly. Oh! and the pigeon is a riot :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather Godbout said...

Pigeon! I heard an interview with Mo Willems today on NPR. He said that Pigeon was an accident-a doodle he kept making in the margins of other unsuccessful books he was trying to write that mocked his attempts.

LBC said...

Yay for the Little Prince. I loved that book as a child (and am sure I would as an adult as well).

Priya said...

Nice list, I have got to read A Wrinkle in Time!

Jen H said...

I love that you chose Fancy Nancy, that is such a cute series. The kids I babysit love those books.

Angela said...

What a great list! Scout made my Top Ten this week. Atticus is a perfectly wonderful character too. Too Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorite books.
Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

Louise said...

Stargirl often pops up on your list- I must get to reading it. Lovely list as always.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I adore Stargirl. She is brave and kind and silly and genuine.