Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters

By: Leah

Originally posted on Leah’s Books.

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

As someone who loves books immensely, I’m always happy to find bookish characters within books! Here are ten of my favorite bookish characters:

  1. Book Lovers by Emily Henry — Nora, the MC, is a book agent, and her LI, Charlie, is an editor. And they’re surrounded by people who also love books.
  2. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness — this entire series is about one single, historical book, and Diana, the MC, is a professor who spends A LOT of time at the Bodleian Library.
  3. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson — it’s about Elisabeth, a girl who grows up in a library and is striving to become a librarian. Except the books are somewhat alive, and can be dangerous. 
  4. The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu — so much of this story takes place in the Library of the Dead, a hidden magical library, and the MC, Ropa, spends her free time listening to audiobooks to expand her knowledge.
  5. The Lost Legends by Cait Marie — what would you do if you found out your favorite fairy tale was true, and was the key to saving your kingdom? That’s exactly what happens to Adalina, the MC, in this series.
  6. Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman — Chani, the MC, is a journalist, and I loved following her story as well as reading excerpts of her articles in this book.
  7. Verity by Colleen Hoover — in this twisty romantic suspense novel, the MC is a writer who is shadow writing for another author.
  8. The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer — the MC, Rachel, is a famous author of Christmas romance, and struggles with how to integrate her love of a holiday she doesn’t celebrate with her own beliefs and customs as a Jew.
  9. The Reader by Traci Chee — Safira, the MC, lives in a world where everyone is illiterate and books aren’t even a thing, but she manages to find a book and teach herself how to read it.
  10. Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia — Maite, the MC, is hooked on serial chapters that come out weekly in comic books, seeking the romance that she doesn’t have in her boring life.

What are some of your favorite books featuring bookish characters?

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