Hey, hey Top Ten Tuesday friends! Let’s have a look at our topic Top Ten Tuesday October 23 list. For today our topic, appropriately is as follows.
That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday October 23: Villains
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I’m going to be honest. I am not a villain girl. Nope. I like the protagonists in my stories to be noble and good (which doesn’t mean perfect). Some of the best heroes are flawed and yet, they are still someone we can look up to and admire. When it comes to villains, there are some “Disney greats,” but not many bookish “greats” as based on my reading experience.
In fact, I really should have made a list of favorite (using this term in a non-endearing, but rather I’m-remember-this-creepy-dude kind of way) animated villains a-la Disney style. Alas, I was too disorganized. Still, I do add one or two Disney villains below. Mainly because I remember very few book villains. Needless to say, this isn’t my kind of topic. But it’s still fun to read all the posts and put one together.
With that said, let’s take a look at this villain list aka my these-books-should-have-villains list.
Top Ten Tuesday October 23 List | Villains with Flair
1: Because You Love To Hate Me (Anthology/Novella Collection) | This anthology collection is the one book I do not have on my shelf (from this list). But I added it because it’s a perfect match for today’s prompt and I am (surprisingly) curious. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings | From all I know of this book, it’s full of bad-guys (even the “heroes”!). Tell me if this is wrong, because I’m (somehow) still curious. Amazon | Goodreads
3: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | This series is about a gang of “bad guys” who form together to become a kind of heist crew. Or again, this is my impression. Either way, I am curious about Leigh’s books, and this duo in particular. Amazon | Goodreads
4: Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribbean | OK, so I lied. This is one anti-hero (I cannot call him a villain) I actually do adore. Johnny Depp makes this character so quirky you cannot help but like the weird dude. Buy or rent on Amazon Video
6: DC Icons (Series) | Again, I haven’t read this series (same can be said for all but one book on this list), but it stands to reason that any superhero story is also going to have villains. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Edward Murdstone from David Copperfield | Though I’ve never read a Dickens novel I have to believe that the film or TV adaptations are getting good source material for his creepy characters. Either way, Edward Murdstone is one of the creepy ones. *shudder* It makes me quite sad to see The Scarlet Pimpernel aka Anthony Edwards play the character in the 2000 adaptation. Amazon | Goodreads
8: Ursula from The Little Mermaid | As a child, this was my favorite Disney film. Or so I’m told. I find this odd since the whole whale situation in Pinocchio scared me, but Ursula’s terrifying sea creature didn’t!? *shrugs* No matter my strange child preferences, this is a Disney classic, and is a favorite for nostalgia’s sake. Also, who’s excited about the rumored live action version!? Oh, and am I the only one who now wants to re-watch this? Buy on Bluray
9: Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland | Though I haven’t “met her” in a book, Marissa Meyer did re-tell the Queen of Hearts story in Heartless. I’m not sure anyone can play the character better than Helena Bonham-Carter. Buy or rent Alice in Wonderland (Disney) on Amazon Video
10: White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia | The only novel I have read on today’s list. I don’t remember specifics about the first Narnia novel, but do know I adored it and closely thereafter, seeing it all unfold on the big screen. It’s a magical memory. Amazon | Goodreads | Rent or Buy on Amazon VideoToday we talk about my distrust of VILLAINS! Come by and tell my about your favorite (or not-so-favorite) villain characters. #TopTenTuesday October 23: Villains Click To Tweet
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How about you. Do you like villains or do you root for their eventual just demise? I’m curious. Let me know if you’ve met any villains turned good! I’d love to know which of these books you’ve read – and which you recommend, too.
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