For those who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new theme and everyone is invited to join in!
Today’s Theme: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
At first I was worried about being able to come up with a list of ten, but upon looking back through my books I realized that there are a ton of great bookish characters! Here are some of my favorites. Note: all book cover images link to that book’s Goodreads page.
Archimedes and Zenobia Fox (Iron Seas series) – (Adult, Steampunk) Archimedes and Zenobia are brother and sister and they each have their own book in Meljean Brooks’ Iron Seas series. Zenobia is a pretty obvious book nerd, being the prolific author of a wildly popular serial, The Adventures of Archimedes Fox. Archimedes is more of a research book nerd, delving into any source he can find for hints of potential adventures and archaeological discoveries. Here is my review for Zenobia’s story, The Kraken King.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series) – (Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy) You can’t get much more book nerdy than Hermione… 🙂
Abby Dunn (The McCauley Brothers series) – (Adult, Contemporary) Abby Dunn is the heroine of the second book in Marie Harte’s McCauley Brothers series, though she crops up frequently throughout all the books. She is a romance author herself. I’m such a sucker for main characters that are also authors… Here is my review for Abby’s story.
Kate Mercier (Revenants series) – (Young Adult, Paranormal) Kate is the main protagonist in Amy Plum’s Revenants series and she is a self-professed introverted book nerd. She spends most of her free time reading or visiting Parisian art galleries. Not to mention the fact that she totally kicks butt as a heroine! Here’s a link to my review for the first book in the trilogy, Die for Me.
Hadley Bacall & Lowe Magnusson (The Roaring Twenties series) – (Adult, Period, Paranormal) Hadley and Lowe are the protagonists in the second book of Jenn Bennett’s Roaring Twenties series. Lowe is an archaeologist, Hadley is a museum curator, and they are both obsessed with research and ancient artifacts. Books even play an integral role in the plot of Grim Shadows. Here is a link to my review.
Sarah Bingham (Immortal Guardians series) – (Adult, Paranormal) Sarah is the heroine of the first book in Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, Darkness Dawns. She’s a professor and has a collection of paranormal romance novels on her living room bookshelf. This fact is one that Roland, the hero, notes in hopes that she won’t run away screaming when she finds out he’s more than human.
Honoria Todd (London Steampunk series) – (Adult, Steampunk) Honoria is the heroine of the first book of Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk series. She is a brilliant researcher, focused on finding a cure for the blood-craving virus that eventually leads to vampirism. In pursuit of this, Honoria is constantly reading and studying. This is the book that drew me into the world of Steampunk, and I can’t recommend it enough to romance lovers!
Elizabeth Bennett & Catherine Morland (Jane Austen, of course!) – (Classics, Regency) First we have Elizabeth Bennett, known to be a book nerd to anyone familiar with the story of Pride and Prejudice. Second we have Catherine Morland, the heroine of Northanger Abbey, a much less read Austen novel. Catherine is a young woman obsessed with Gothic novels who stays with friends that happen to live in an old Gothic monastery. Adventures born of an overactive imagination inevitably ensue 🙂
Juneau (After the End duology) – (Young Adult, Paranormal) Juneau is one of the protagonists in Amy Plum’s After the End duology, one of my favorite series read this year! Juneau grew up in a very secluded community that had a limited library, including a bunch of classic books and a complete set of a 1980s edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Obsessed with learning about the outside world, Juneau has pretty much memorized every single book and volume. Here is a link to my review for After the End.
Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings trilogy) – (Fantasy) It’s been many years since I’ve read this one, but I remember Frodo being pretty enthralled by all of Bilbo’s books and the adventures they chronicled. It’s pretty appropriate given his own grand adventure.
Let me know about your own top ten in the comments!