It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Today’s official topic: Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc.
This meme is (usually) all about books, so let’s explore that topic further with book characters who ARE #bookish themselves!!! Because let’s face it, bookish people are the coolest. And we booknerds will instantly like and relate to bookish characters. These are a few of my favorites…..
And, because Goodreads is a fun place to hang out, I started a listopia list for this topic!
Please feel free to come vote for your favorite bookish characters and add to the list!
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10 Books with Bookish Heroines (And Heroes!)
To put it simply, Peter is the ULTIMATE bookish hero. He writes. He writes stories and letters and scribbles notes on the nearest surface. And don’t get me started on his library, even if it is the messiest and most intimidateing library ever known to man (or, at least, known to Rosemary 😉 ).
True to You by Becky Wade: Nora Bradford
I don’t think there can be a more bookish heroine enamored with the idea of fairy tales. In all of this, she stays grounded and learns important real-life lessons on what makes a true hero.
The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall: Dexter Blakeley
While Elle is the one who reads classics aloud to an older lady, Dexter is the one that names his animals after literature figures. Like Pip and Knightley. YES.
Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg: Autumn Kingsley
She’s proud of her eclectic book collection. She even carries books around in her purse.
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay: Nick
While Lizzy is more eager to discuss books AND food and such, Nick’s intelligent appreciation of books makes an appearance. And when he reads a book that Lizzy loves and does something with THAT ONE AUSTEN “LETTER, his bookish game conquers.
The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett: Margie Lane
Margie’s bookish ways have to do with the outdoors’ flora and fauna. This story challenges her and puts her head knowlenge to the test in some exciting ways!
The “Herringford and Watts Mysteries” series by Rachel McMillan: Merinda Herringford
Merinda Herringford is intelligent and smart. Her problem-solving skills are further influenced by her love of Sherlock and application of his methods. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, anyone?!
Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann: Grace Evangeline
Grace is an author, so she’s automatically bookish. Getting inside her head and seeing her work and develop story is a fun part of the book. And when that combines with Devin’s prowess? Look out, world!
Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Shepherd Gray: Lydia Bancroft
Lydia loves books AND she works at a library!