Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Characters Who I Admire

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

April 22: Top Ten Characters Who I admireTop Ten Characters Who X (you fill in the blank -- examples: piss me off, are the popular kids, are bookish, would be my bff, that stole my heart, etc. etc.)

Jo March from the "Little Women" Series by Louisa May Alcott

Anne Elliot from "Persuasion" by Jane Austen

Jacob Heym from "Jacob the Liar" by Jurek Becker

Hannah Broman from "Hanna's Daughters" by Marianne Fredriksson

Orleanna Price from "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver

Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

The whole group of "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Shirin Gol from "Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep" by Siba Shakib

Tom Joad from "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

All the girls from "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Zosia Król from "The Children's War" and "A Change of Regime" by J.N. Stroyar

There are so many more I could have mentioned  but I had to stop somewhere ....

8 comments:

  1. I loved Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. I think he was a really great character :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. Atticus Finch is probably one of the greatest heroes of all time. I am glad you like him, too.

      I just checked your list and commented on your page, as well.

      Have a good day,
      Marianne

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  2. I agree with these! Especially Atticus and Anne Elliot. Anne Elliot is one of my favorite characters in Austen. :)
    http://youmeandacupofteablog.blogspot.com/2014/04/top-ten-secondary-characters-who-i.html

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    1. Thank you, Lois. As I just said to Jillian, Atticus Finch is probably one of the greatest heroes of all time. And Anne Elliot, she is the reason why "Persuasion" is my favourite Jane Austen novel - and that's a tough decision to make. I love that you chose the "evil" Jane Austen characters. My Number one there would be Mrs. Norris.

      Have a good week,
      Marianne

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  3. Jo March has always topped my list of characters to admire!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. I love her, too. Probably because I would have liked to be her if I was one of the sisters. We all have our favourites but I think Jo is by far the most interesting, adventurous and smart one.

      I just stopped by your page and love it. I am a new follower.

      Have a good week,
      Marianne

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  4. I'm sad to say I have never read any of those books. Though I have seen the Little Women movie, I've never actually read the book.

    Have a good week


    My Top Ten Tuesday

    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

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    1. Thanks Whitney,

      I just visited your blog, as well and commented there. As I said there, if you haven't read any of mine and I haven't read any of yours, it doesn't mean we don't like similar books, there are so many. I am sure we find some that we both like and that we can benefit from each other's reading. I started following you, too.

      Have a good week, too,
      Marianne

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