Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is a Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With. When I think of my real life friends and the qualities I love about each of them, a few common denominators carry across all of them. I love their humor and specifically their ability to bring some levity to a stressful situation, I love their loyalty and that I can always count on them for whatever I need, whether it’s a sound word of advice, a shoulder to cry on, a stiff drink, whatever. They just have my back no matter what. I also think my friends are very interesting and I love the unique perspective they can bring to any conversation. And of course, we share many similar interests.
The list of fictional characters I’ve come up with embody many of these same traits so I think they would make great additions to my circle of friends.
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Book Characters I’d Love to Have in My Circle of Friends
1. HERMIONE GRANGER and FRED & GEORGE WEASLEY from the Harry Potter series.
Hermione for her wisdom and general badassery; the Weasley twins for their wicked sense of humor.
2. PERCY, MONTY, & FELICITY from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue
Similar to above, Felicity for her wisdom and because she’s a woman ahead of her time;
Monty & Percy because they’re hilarious and hold the promise of great adventures.
3. HAZEL from Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
Hazel for her whimsical sense of humor. There would never be a dull moment with Hazel as your friend.
4. SAMWISE from Lord of the Rings
Could there possibly be a more loyal friend than Samwise?
5. BRIENNE OF TARTH from the A Song of Ice and Fire series
Although I’d put Brienne of Tarth as a close second to Samwise in the loyalty department.
6. TYRION LANNISTER from the A Song of Ice and Fire series
Tyrion is such a wonderful mix of wit, humor, drunken fun, but at the same time,
he is also someone you would want in your corner when it comes down to it.
7. CHARLOTTE GORMAN from The Accidental Beauty Queen
No social circle of mine would be complete without a few socially awkward book nerds. Enter Charlotte Gorman.
8. NINA HILL from The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
And Nina Hill for the same reason. Us book nerds have to stick together.
9. CASSIE HANWELL from Things You Save in a Fire
I actually just finished this book over the weekend and found myself wishing I was friends with Cassie.
I admired her strength and tenacity, and the fact that she’s a female firefighter just made her really someone I’d like to have in my corner.
10. JUNE AND NORA from Red, White & Royal Blue
Although technically only secondary characters in this book, June and Nora were just all kinds of awesome
and I’d love to have them on my squad. They’re fun, loyal, and very creative.
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Who are some book characters you’d like to have in your circle of friends?