Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

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Good M’rnin readers and happy Tuesday. I love Tuesdays because myself and the only other lady who works for the company (c’mon engineering catch up,) squirrel away to Morrisons and buy all sorts of things that are terrible for me trying to lose weight, (diet smiet I say.) Todays Top Tuesday’s post is to list ten top ten characters that are fellow book nerds and I’m worried that my list will be the same as everyone else’s so I’ve tried valiantly (and failed) to add more obscure characters. *wails*

Tengo from 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

This book is taking me months to finish but Kenko is die-hard reading/writer and I find his gentle disposition and his attitude to reading and books so easy to relate to.

Meggie from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

I struggled with this book as a younger reader but I’m so glad I finished it. She is a delightful young reader and a character I really felt I could relate to.

Hazel and Gus from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I can’t decide whether this will appear on all the lists of very few? We’ll see. Both adore books although they are polar opposites in terms of what they like to read. This quote is also utterly beautiful from the book and so, so true.

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

Charlie from the Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Cbosky

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Another book I can’t decide whether will spring up on lots of lists, but Charlie loves to read and is encouraged by his teacher to write more and use the books to think and reflect upon his own life.

Mel from Bad Dreams by Anne Fine

Another slightly more obscure book although I am sure many have read this brilliant book. The premise of the book follows Mel who is an book-worm *cheers* and prefers to have her nose stuck in a book than make friends with her classmates. However she is made unwillingly to look after the new girl in school, Imogen, but all is not what it seems to be. Imogen is strange and mysterious and Mel is adamant to find out her secret.

Klaus Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

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I loved this series of books and Klaus being an avid reader with an eidetic memory he had to make the list. Remembering virtually everything he reads he often helped his sisters escape from situations that their archenemy, Count Olaf, lead them to. A real bookish hero.

Liesel from The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

I wasn’t going to include this one but it’s one that had to make the list. Also if you haven’t read this book, you need to. The number of book bloggers I know that have this as one of their *unofficial* favourite books is astonishing.

Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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This is where I fail and just pick characters that just bookish through and through. Cath adores books and revels more in the fictional world than the real world. She’s a little darling.

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

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Another very obvious choice but some of these you just can’t keep off the list because, you just can’t.

Finally, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

Another pretty clear choice, but I loved Hermione. She is a gem.

They you go wonderful readers, ten bookish characters who love to read.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped books I’ve never read/I am yet to read

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Afternoon, it’s Tuesday and I feel like it’s going to be a wonderful day. It’s not often I feel so happy on a Tuesday but today, I cannot complain. Today’s post is once again a Top Ten Tuesday’s post and it’s the Top Ten Hyped books I’ve never read/I am yet to read. I’ve added the second because, as I’ve mentioned many a time, I on purposely it seems avoid *hyped* books. I think I just despise being told what to read and will instead reach for the most obscure book in its place. It’s often a mistake because I’ll end up reading said hyped book and have no one to discuss it with *wails.* For now these sit on my TBR, waiting for their time to shine.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

        A book that has escaped me time and time again; when these came out I remember the excitement was ferocious. I was probably reading something unknown and smirking to myself. Now, I seem to have missed the boat by a mile.

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A Game of Thrones by George R R Martine

So this book was recommended to me by my Dad I think? But even he has fallen waaaaaay behind with these books. I think that I might have enjoyed it but then again, probably not. Fantasy and all that?

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The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis

So I’ve read the first book I believe and the second but not the last few. I had a number of copies handed down to me and thought I’ll get them all read when I was little younger but then books such as Judy Moody and the like took over and I completely forgot to get the entire series finished.

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

This list is becoming books I think I should have read? I think it comes from reading too many of those “100 books you should have read by now” and I manage to tick off my eleven out of 150. This is a book I’ve heard a lot about but so far has escaped my attention.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Right, so this may come as a surprise to some, but this is my most lied about book. Whenever anyone asks whether I’ve read animal farm I always say yes and I haven’t. It’s a downright, blatant lie. So I need to read this, because I know there will be a number of shocked faces now I’ve finally admitted I haven’t (yet.)

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

I always see quotes from Shel Silverstein and this one I’ve always thought I should read and get reviewed. I think there are some books that are universally adored and this is one of them that I need to get read

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I see people reading this book on the tube allllll the time and it’s always one I’ve thought I should probably read.

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Now, because I haven’t yet seen the film I think that this could be a book I enjoy and then see the films, but then again I probably won’t do either cause I’m that kind of reader

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I’ve never read an Oscar Wilde and that makes me a bad reader. In my books anyway.

I’ve realised that these probably aren’t hyped books as such but are just books that you really should get round to reading. I need to go to the library later and I’m going to pick all of these up and make a fort and read them all and then review them. Just for you wonderful people, with some wine. As always, thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for such a wonderful bookish meme.’ Let me know which hyped books you can’t wait to read, or if any of these aren’t worth reading and we can discuss. Ciao.