Hello happy readers and friends. It’s the first Tuesday of a new month (???), and so we participate in Top Ten Tuesday May 7:
That Artsy Reader Girl | May 7: Characters That Remind Me of Myself
To be honest, as fun as this topic seems, I don’t really read characters as people who remind me of me. Is that weird? I don’t know why, but I don’t. Perhaps subconsciously when I like a character it’s because I can relate to them on some level, but at the surface, I certainly don’t read a character thinking, [you] remind me of me so much! It’s just not a throught process my reader brain goes to.
That said, there was as character I remember thinking how much I could #RELATE. Alas, I don’t remember who it was or when. (I know, the day after I publish this, I’ll remember, and be annoyed I forgot.) But on the upside, there are plenty of characters who I like that I’ll forever and always be happy to talk about.
Let’s meet them.
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1: Abbey from Bottled with Love | Ok, so no this isn’t a book character, but she was first introduced on paper, right? Either way, this character is one of my most favorite leading ladies in a while. She’s adorable, and many a time did I #relate to her struggles or insecurities.
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2: Nora Bradford from True to You (Becky Wade) | Nora is a delightful character who I found it easy to connect with. We share a love of books, and though I’m probably not as old-fashioned as she, I do appreciate simpler things and the idea of a time when life wasn’t quite so complicated. Amazon | Goodreads
3: Lara Jean Covey from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Jenny Han) | Ah, Lara Jean. Again, another “ordinary girl” who is easy to feel a kinship with. Are we sensing a theme with my characters? Amazon | Goodreads
4: Dawsey from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | This character… is wonderful. Really, I love all of the characters from this novel, but I’m featuring its leading man, for reasons! Amazon | Goodreads
6: The O’Brien Siblings from Chesapeake Shores | These characters are hilarious! I love all five of the O’Brien siblings so much; flaws, breakdowns, silliness, giddiness, and all! Find the show on Amazon Video.This week's #TopTenTuesday is all about the character love. Or at least I've made it so. 7 Characters That Make an Impression | Top Ten Tuesday May 7 Click To Tweet
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You’re up! Which characters remind you of you? Do you read a book with this in mind, or do you find you connect with a story more when you relate (or someone reminds you of yourself) to someone? How did you spin this topic? Comment below with all of your character-driven bookworm thoughts.
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