Apr 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books

I was dangerously close to making this my top 10 Harry Potter characters, but I limited myself to only two.  Go me!

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books

1. Hermione Granger - Harry Potter series

There's no question about it. I don't even know where to begin. #Perfection.

2. Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter series

If she had been in the entire HP series, she might have outweighed my love of Hermione.  

3. Harold - Harold and the Purple Crayon series.

Reason number 1: He has a purple crayon and purple is my second favorite color.  Reason two: he inspires imagination. I hate that this is going to become a movie.

4. Holden Caulfield - The Catcher in the Rye
He is whiny and emotional and I love it. He just wants to keep the kids away from the phoniness of the world.    With the fact that 8-year-olds are walking around with iPhones as toys, you kind of have to side with him on this one.

5. Stephanie Plum - Stephanie Plum by the Number series
Alright, these books are some of my guilty pleasure reads, but she reminds me of a Jersey version of Liz Lemon with her frequent consumption of multiple doughnuts and her completely chaotic workplace.  

6. The Pigeon - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

I can never get over how cute that bird is.  It's those eyes. They look exactly like a toddler who knows she's being bad and is trying to get away with it by being adorable.  Those brats.

7. Turtle - The Westing Game
She's a young girl who figured out the game to win the millions.  Aside from that, I always loved how she was a such a softie beneath her tough girl front.  

8. Anastasia Krupnik - Anastasia series

I wanted to be her when I was younger.  Anastasia went through a million phases about what she wanted to be when she grew up.  I went through those same phases and it comforted me to know that somewhere out there, there was an awesome author who understood.

9. Alice - Agony of Alice

Like Anastasia, Alice was one of the most awkward characters I'd ever encountered and she made me feel semi-normal whenever I would read books from that series. 

10. Major Major Major Major - Catch-22
I love a lot of the characters in this book, but nothing made me laugh as much as Major jumping out of windows to avoid talking to people.  


  1. Harold :-) I love purple and I love imagination! Why didn't I put Harold on my list? lol And Turtle from the Westing Game. I read this with my 7th graders and they were hooked.

    Great list!

  2. I love your list. I love Luna and Major Major Major he's one of the funnist and saddest characters in that book.

  3. I am late to the Stephanie Plum party, but now I am hooked! I am listening to the fifth book now...boy I have lots of catching up to do. She's my grown-up guilty pleasure too and my go-to when I need a break from YA. You have a really interesting list, here is mine http://wp.me/pzUn5-WB

  4. Ohh Luna is such a great character. I agree, if she was in the books more, she'd give Hermione a run for her money! :)

  5. Hermione is on mine too, but oh my gosh Harold and the Purple Crayon!!! I love him! He was literally such an inspiration to me when I was little.
    Oh no - a movie? That will be absolutely dreadful. =(

    My Top Ten Characters

  6. Fantastic choices! Stephanie Plum made it onto my Top Ten this week too.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  7. I love Stephanie Plum. I literally lough out loud when reading her books. She is really funny and just gets into the most interesting situations.