Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Silhouette of 3-inch tall person holding up the page of a book.My list for this week is a hodgepodge of books as it often is. I’ll be quite curious to see what everyone else has come up for it as most of my answers were of older stories and I wasn’t able to come up with the full ten answers this time.

1. Liesel from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2. Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

3. Guy from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

4. Clay from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)
by Robin Sloan

5. Francie from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

How long did it take all of you to come up with your lists?




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72 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Characters

  1. Matilda was always a favourite of mine!

  2. Nice list. Guy from Fahrenheit 451 is a great pick.
    And thank you for visiting 🙂

    Have great week!

  3. All of these are favorites. Wonderful list.

  4. Omg, how could I forget about Clay! I loved Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hr Bookstore. Great list, Lydia 😃

  5. Matilda seems to be a popular pick this week. Such a fun character. 🙂

  6. Good list–I forgot all about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–that’s an awesome choice.

  7. Ooh Mr. Penumbra’s was fun. A pleasant surprise 🙂

  8. I forgot about Francie’s love of reading in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn!

  9. Anita@seriesbooklover

    Matikda is a great choice

  10. Great list! I always forget about #1 being a bookish character.

  11. Some great books there. “The Book Thief” and “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” are also on my list but I also read “Fahrenheit 451”.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week which is all about readers.

  12. I love Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. I love the technology piece that gets them no where. Ha! I totally misread the prompt. You did it right, I didn’t but I did make a fun-to-explore list. Check it out at Characters in Real Life

  13. Loved Liesel from The Book Thief! And of course, Matilda is a classic bookish character.

  14. Oh, Francie from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is perfect!

  15. I also love Liesel from The Book Thief! And it’s years ago since I read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, but I do remember liking it.

  16. I love seeing Liesel on your list and I didn’t think of Guy Montag, but he’s perfect for this prompt. Thanks for stopping by my blog as always! 🙂

  17. Great list! I love books about book lovers, so it was pretty easy to come up with my list.

  18. I can’t believe I still haven’t read Matilda.

  19. Great list! You see I went a totally different direction, LOL (brides). Have a great week!

  20. It’s late but I posted one too.

  21. I had Liesel, Clay, and Matilda on my list as well!
    It didnt take me too long, i just scrolled through me GR-Read list and picked title that had bookish characters.

  22. You can’t go wrong with Matilda!

  23. Love The Book Thief so much. I ought to revisit that one as it’s been YEARS.

  24. I still need to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Thanks for the reminder. Matilda is such a great choice.

  25. Oh yes! Francie! I forgot about her!

  26. Great list! I love Matilda, totally forgot about that one 🤦🏻‍♀️

  27. Jo

    Liesel and Matilda were both on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

  28. I can’t believe I forgot about Matilda!

    Hope you have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  29. There was a time I feel like where everyone was praising and hyping The Book Thief. I never did get around to reading it though but maybe when it was adapted was when it was super popular. Thanks a bunch for visiting Finding Wonderland this week, Lydia!

  30. I’ve never actually read Matilda, but based on the movie she is an awesome choice!

  31. Love your list. I see so many favorites on it, especially Matilda and Francie.

  32. The Book Thief is so so good! Great list.

  33. Shall I confess I’ve never read Matilda???

  34. Matilda is such a beloved example of a bookworm character! Love this list.

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