Do you ever wish you could check in with a favorite character from a book? Or do you just wonder what they became at the end of a good book? Just for giggles, today we explore that very idea through ten favorite characters to check in on! Or at least, sharing ten characters we’d like to know where they’re at. I’m not creative enough to imagine best 2021 scenarios for them.WHERE YOU AT? CHECKING IN WITH 10 CHARACTERS WE STILL LOVE #BOOKISH #READER #READING #READERS #READGOODBOOKS #THINGSTOREAD #WHATTOREAD #GOODMOVIES #TOPTENTUESDAY Click To Tweet
I have this weird notion about re-reading books which could crossover into knowing where characters are at. I love my nostalgic or warm feelings that a favorite book leaves me with, so I hesitate to re-read the book just because I’m worried I’ll lose that affection for the book. This applies also to possible new books about a beloved character. I find sometimes if a film receives a sequel years later, meaning more than the more typical 3 or so year window, it can ruin the good we loved about the prior book (or film). So in a weird way, while I would probably read a new book about these characters, I also want to remember them as is, in good standing.
Also one case I feel like may apply to this is the re-boot of Veronica Mars. I didn’t watch it, but I hear how things go down is pretty… sad.
Let’s jump in.
TEN FAVORITE CHARACTERS TO CHECK IN ON
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1: ANNA from ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS
I haven’t met all of the characters from the AATFK world (still haven’t read Isla’s story), but it’d be fun to catch up with Anna and co. Are they in Paris again? Are they living their best personal lives (complete with happy memories)? What career did they choose? They were fun characters to hang out with despite the fact that I did read some not-so-great opinions on them. Amazon | Goodreads
2: JANE BENNET AND MR. BINGLEY from PRIDE & PREJUDICE
I mean, they’re just too adorable not to be curious about right? The only thing is, like with any couple on this list, I’d only want to catch up with them if they’re still happy. I won’t mind if they’re dealing with challenges, but unhappy? No. Thank. You. Also, of course I’d like to catch up with Darcy and Lizzy too, but I feel sort of satisfied through the BBC mystery adaptation. 2005 adaptation on Amazon | Goodreads
3: LARA JEAN COVEY AND PETER from TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
If these two aren’t still together in another story, I’d be fangirl SAD. So maybe I don’t want to catch up with them? Either way, do you think we’ll get updates on them through Kitty in Netflix’s XO, Kitty series? Amazon | Goodreads
4: DAWSEY AND JULIET from THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
5: LAURIE AND AMY from LITTLE WOMEN
It’s really interesting to me how different this relationship plays on screen. There’s at least one version where I feel it’s pretty obvious Laurie isn’t happy to have married Amy (meaning he still deeply loves Jo) and there’s others were he seems genuinely happy and to have moved on from his love other than that of good friend. Dear readers (who are lit lovers), how does it read in the book? Shop the 1994 Adaptation on Amazon | Goodreads
6: LEO AND AMY from THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS
7: TY PORTER AND CELIA from MEANT TO BE MINE
Most readers didn’t care for Ty when it came down to the Porter siblings, but he’s one of, if not my favorite character. Plus, I just love how he and Celia find their way back to each other; there is blame on both of their faults for the in-between and the end result is pretty sweet. Amazon | Goodreads
8: NICK AND NAOMI from YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER
Ok, so catching up with these two would be best in another of this authors books or a novella. I don’t think their story could support a sequel that is full length because honestly I don’t want to see them in that light again. They were so not invested in each other for most of this book. I both did and didn’t like this novel, but it does have its unique elements and now that we know what they’re like at their worst, let’s have the chance to see them at their best. Amazon | Goodreads
9: CHARLIE REYNOLDS from ON THE FENCE
Adding Charlie because she’s the first (I’m pretty sure) Kasie West heroine I met when I finally read her books back in 2017. Of course, I’d also love to catch up with Braden and the entire Reynolds clan. Amazon | Goodreads
10: FINLEY SINCLAIR from THERE YOU’LL FIND ME
Finley is one of those unforgettable characters. Or she is back when I read the book. I remember loving her character and spunk, and thinking it fun to read a book by a favorite author with a good character who goes to Ireland! Now, the question remains, after all of that emotional turmoil, how is Finley now? Amazon | Goodreads
What about you? Who would you want to catch up with? Would any of these characters be characters you’d like to chat with again? Why or why not? Who is on your list? Comment all the comments below – and as always, thanks for being here!
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