Hi all! I hope you’ve all had a good week, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo, it’s going pretty well so far, seven days in and I’ve got over 12k, so I’m pretty happy with that. Any one else out there doing NaNo this year? Let me know about your projects in the comments, I want to know all! Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of the lovely ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders, we’re allowed to choose what they would make great leaders of, and one of the suggestions they gave was a book club, which I thought would be a pretty cool topic for today, so I’m running with it. These are my Top Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders of A Book Club:
- Hermione Granger-Harry Potter-JK Rowling
I mean duh? Hermione would be the perfect choice to lead a book club, or a library group or basically anything related to books. Sure she might be a bit bossy, but a book group lead by Hermione is bound to be well run and hopefully a lot of fun!
2. Annabeth Chase-Percy Jackson-Rick Riordan
Annabeth is dyslexic but she still loves to read even though she struggles with it, so I think she’d be perfect to lead a book group full of more reluctant readers/other readers with dyslexia as she’d be able to understand their struggles and help make reading fun for them.
3. Aelin Galathynius (Celaena Sardothien)-Throne of Glass-Sarah J Maas
Sure, Aelin might be busy assassining and/or queening most of the time, but she loves to read and would be able to put the fear of death into members of the group who didn’t read the book, so I figure she’d be a perfect, if slightly dangerous, choice to lead a book group.
4. Matilda Wormwood-Matilda-Roald Dahl
Sure, Matilda’s only five, but given that she can read Hemingway and Dickens, and would probably be able to read circles around most adult readers, I reckon she could quite easily lead a book group!
5. Liesel Meminger-The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
She might have less than legal ways of acquiring her books, but given how good Liesel was at calming the people in the bomb shelters with her stories, I think Liesel would be great at leading a group of readers.
6. Jess Brightwell-The Great Library Series-Rachel Caine
Okay, so more than likely Jess would lead the bookworms in a rebellion to steal all the books back from The Great Library, but I think he would be a great leader of a book group, his love for books is one of his most endearing traits and it might be nice for him to have a group where he can talk about his smuggled books (let’s face it, Jess’ book group would probably eventually turn into a gang of book smugglers).
7. Klaus Baudelaire-A Series of Unfortunate Events-Lemony Snicket
Because seriously. the kid’s life is so miserable, he deserves some joy and happiness and since he loves reading and takes much of a leadership role (alongside his sister) throughout the books, I reckon he would be perfect to lead a book club and it might give him a little happiness in his otherwise not particularly enjoyable life (if he can fit it in between running away from Count Olaf and all that).
8. Delilah-Between The Lines and Off The Page-Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Okay, I can’t remember exactly what her last name was because it has been so long since I read this book, but from what I do remember, Delilah loves books more than she loves people and I think that makes her perfect to lead a group of fellow bookworms!
9. Belle-Beauty and The Beast-Gabrielle Suzanne Barbot de Villenueve
Okay, so I’ve never read the original fairytale, I’m more going off the Disney film here, but Belle would be perfect to run a book club, she loves to read and given that her village are all a bit scornful of her favourite hobby (A WOMAN? READING? SHOCKER!), I reckon that she would love to run a book club and be surrounded by people who actually appreciate and share her love of reading.
10. Artemis Fowl-Artemis Fowl-Eoin Colfer
Okay, so a book club with Artemis at the helm would be kind of a nightmare because he loves to prove that he’s smarter than everyone else but I think that’s the exact reason why he’d want to run a book club, I mean what better outlet for an arrogant genius who constantly wants to prove he’s the smartest person in the room?
So there you go, characters who I think would make great leaders of a book club! Do you agree with my choices? Is there anyone else you would add? Who are your favourite bookworm characters? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to read, but since I am pretty adamant that I don’t want to have kids in the future, I’m going to to change it to Top Ten Books I Want My Future Nieces/Nephews (if I have any) to read. I recently finished one of my Netgalley reads, House of Ash, so I’m going to try to get that up as soon as possible, if I have time between NaNoWriMo’ing and of course actual university work!