This week’s topic is ten characters who are fellow book nerds, a great topic for me because I love finding characters in books who also love reading, it helps me feel more connected to them if they love something that I also love. So here we go, my top ten fellow book nerds:
1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter-I could never do a list of fellow book nerds without including Hermione in this. I always related to her when I was a kid, the frizzy haired reader, she was just like me, but smarter. She puts her skills to excellent use too, without Hermione, everyone knows that Harry never would have got to the fighting Voldemort stage.
2. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda-I couldn’t do a list of fellow book nerds without including this little girl either, she teaches herself to read and goes down to the library by herself at the age of 4 just so she can get more books and her pure love of reading just leaps off the page.
3. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief-Another young girl who goes to great lengths to get her books, taking to stealing books in order to be able to read and I love the way that she and her foster father bond through their reading together, it reminded me of me and my dad when he used to read to me when I was little.
4. Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson & HOO-Much like Hermione, Annabeth is the smart one in the Percy Jackson original trio (Percy, Annabeth and Grover) and loves to read although she does have the added difficulty that she is dyslexic (although I love the portrayal of a dyslexic who loves to read) and her knowledge is invaluable in the quests in both the Percy Jackson series and the HOO series.
5. Celeana Sardothien from Throne of Glass-I loved that Celeana was a reader, it was one of the things which endeared me to her, even in the first book when I wasn’t that fond of her. She charms her way into getting books from the library and then stays up all night to read them (what reader cannot relate to the all night reading? I’m sure all of us have done it at some point!) and she devours every book she can find which helps to make her more relatable to me (as I can’t exactly relate to the whole assassin thing!).
6. Flavia Gemina from The Roman Mysteries-I used to read these books when I was a kid, they were one of my favourite series at the time. I’m sure she reads at least one scroll in every book that I’ve read although I didn’t read the whole series and she has a passion for learning and a natural curiosity which she uses in her detective work.
7. Klaus Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events-This is a pretty obvious one, of the three orphans, Klaus is the reader and he uses his skills in each books to help the Baudelaires stop Olaf’s dastardly plans and in the later books to work out what VFD is.
8. Dorian Havilliard from Throne of Glass-I figured, if I included Celaena in this list, I had to include Dorian, since he loves to read just as much as she does and allows her books from the library, even offering to talk about his favourites with her after she’s finished reading.
9. Artemis Fowl from Artemis Fowl-He’s a child genius and all of that knowledge was acquired through reading and yes, he’s kind of an ass about how smart he is at first, using his knowledge to hurt others but he goes through incredible character development throughout the series, using his vast knowledge to help the fairy folk.
10. Delilah from Between The Lines & Off The Page-I was having trouble thinking of a last one for this list and then I remembered Delilah. Delilah is a lonely teenager who loves books, specifically this one children’s fairytale. She confides in Prince Oliver and he actually answers her and they forge a bond, eventually falling in love. It’s such a cute story and Delilah’s love for books is present throughout.
Bonuses (sorry there were two fictional characters not from books who I just had to include!):
11. Belle from Beauty and The Beast: I know Beauty and The Beast was originally a book, but I only know the character from the Disney movie and you cannot have a list of bookworms without Belle. Seriously I cannot be the only person that wished I had the library the beast gave her no? All those books? My idea of heaven! Anyway, not only did Belle love to read but she’s a feisty young woman with a longing for adventure, all of which made me seriously look up to her when I was a kid.
12. Rory Gilmore-I just started my annual Gilmore Girls rewatch! There’s a Rory Gilmore reading challenge out there and I don’t think I’ve even read a quarter of the books on the list. There’s not an episode where she’s not seen reading and she takes a book with her everywhere. If Hermione is the ultimate bookworm from a book, then Rory is the ultimate TV bookworm.
So there we have it, my list of bookworms for this week! I seem to be very disproportionate in my male to female ratio, did anyone else have this problem? Can anyone recommend me some good books with male bookworms? Who did you have on your list this week? Do we share any? Let me know!
Next week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read or fairytales you want to be retold or fairytales you love, basically anything to do with fairytales, so you’ll have to wait and see what I choose! In the meantime, I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you all tomorrow, so make sure to check that out!