LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO… 13 FAVORITE BOOK NERDS

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We all love books. Pretty sure that’s pretty evident based on the fact that we, in a weekly fashion, join in a meme that’s all about (or at least 99% of the time) promoting books. However, how often to be meet characters in the pages of books that we relate to or remind us of… us? That’s right today we meet a few of the favorite book nerd characters we all know (?) and love (?).

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Oddly enough I find it hard to find book worm characters in fiction. I don’t know why this is, but I don’t seem to run across them a whole lot. Nonetheless  shall endeavor to find some to create today’s list because I’m always and forever all about a good book nerd or simply a character who loves to write. Whatever the case, let’s see who on my shelf has this charming trait.


13 FAVORITE BOOK NERD CHARACTERS


1: BECCA from THE UPSIDE OF FALLING

This novel was one of my favorites from 2020 just because it’s all kinds of cute and you all know, that’s my most favorite! Goodreads

2:  BELLE from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Technically this character may have been a “movie first” character (yes? No?), but I cannot let a list like this go without mention of Belle. If for no reason other than don’t we all want her library?

3: ELIZABETH BENNET from PRIDE & PREJUDICE

Just iconic. And that’s all I have to say. Goodreads

4: NORA BRADFORD from TRUE TO YOU

This book is all kinds of stunning if you like contemporary. Really, Becky’s novels are solid all the way around if you like more than just “fluff” in contemporary (though I don’t mind). Plus in True to You we have a lovely character who loves books and it’s just… ideal reading. Goodreads

5: LARA JEAN COVEY from TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

I’m always going to like Lara Jean. She’s just a delightful and lovely character. Goodreads

6: MARIANNE DASHWOOD from SENSE & SENSIBILITY

I mean, come on, Marianne is pretty bookish, right? She’s perhaps not in the way Lizzie is or even her sister Elinor but Marianne loves poetry and is quite the romantic. We can agree, she fits fine, right? Goodreads

7: JANE HAYWORTH from AUSTENLAND

Pretty sure an Austen fanatic qualifies for this list. Plus, we #RELATE, right?

8: NINA HILL from THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL

Sadly I didn’t really love this novel and I wanted to… so badly! But I think most everyone I see chat about it thought it was fun, so likely, this is a “me not you” kind of situation. Goodreads

9: SARAH HOLLENBECK from THE SECRET LIFE OF SARAH HOLLENBECK

This is one of those “sassy” inspirational (or Christian) romance novels that’s just lovely. Definitely something I thoroughly enjoyed and its protagonist is a romance novelist! Goodreads favorite book nerd characters

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10: KELS from WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU

Who doesn’t love to meet a fun book blogger inside the pages of a super cute book!? I sure do! Goodreads

11: LIBBY KINGSLEY from UNTIL I MET YOU

Is there anyone who likes books more than a librarian?  Goodreads

12: JOSEPHINE MARCH from JO & LAURIE

Originally from Little Women, of course, I’m adding Jo from the YA novel Jo & Laurie since I’ve read it and not Louisa May Alcott’s classic story. That said, of course I do love the film adaptations based on Alcott’s stories and Jo’s scribbles are always to be admired. Goodreads

13: ANNE SHIRLEY from ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

Don’t think I’ve ever read an ‘Anne’ novel, but I grew up “on repeat” watching the 80s classics so I do adore this character. Goodreads

Now let’s hear from you! Have you met any of these characters? Do you like any of them? Have you met any of them? Which ones would like enjoy meeting still? I’m sure I could find more, but one has to stop somewhere! Comment all your comments below! Let’s chat.

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amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

25 comments

    1. It’s always fun to do something a little different with the prompts! We love being a little creative, too. Thanks for visiting, Anne.

    1. I don’t remember a lot about ‘Nina Hill,’ but do remember I didn’t love the book as much as I wanted too. Glad she made your list – and thanks for visiting!

  1. Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin has a great character who gets plopped into a primitive library in Appalachia. I love stories with bookish heroines. Pepper Basham has one in Hope Between the Pages, a dual time treasure.

    1. You know, I think someone recommended “Wonderland Creek” once and I had it on a birthday list for myself. I know I haven’t read it but cannot remember if I own it or not… :) Thanks for the recommendation, Paula.

  2. While Beauty and the Beast is not my favorite Disney movie (it’s close, though!), I’ll always have a place in my heart for Belle the bookworm!

  3. I mean Beauty and The Beast was a fairytale first, so technically Belle was a book character first, so I think you could absolutely say she’s a book character, or at least a version of one!

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    1. YES! I did win that add on then. ;) I wasn’t sure because, honestly, while I thought it was a fairytale first, I do wonder if it was Disney that first made her a book-ish characterization? I don’t know. Either way, I think it’s a win. :D Thanks so much for visiting, Jo.

  4. I think you did great! I totally changed the direction I was supposed to be going today. I feel like I need to take notes of the books I am reading in order to do prompts like this. I don’t always remember later!

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  5. This is a great list, Rissi! Have you read “To Win Her Heart” by Karen Witemeyer? The heroine and hero of the story get to know each other through a love of books. :-)

    1. I cannot remember honestly, Gwendolyn. I have read some of Karen’s books (years) ago and her covers are DARLING. At a minimum I do think I could have owned it, but that doesn’t mean anything. ;)

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