It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday!!! For those of you who don’t know, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week, we were asked to choose a theme based on the topic of Thanksgiving! Yes, I’m Canadian. Yes, we already celebrated Thanksgiving in October, but hey, I can still name a few things I’m thankful for right? I’ve decided to highlight the top 10 characters that I’m thankful for! These are characters that I really related to and felt like I could understand where they were coming from. Here are my top 10 characters that I’m thankful for & Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! ❤
Delilah Bard (A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab)
I admire Delilah more than I think I actually relate to her. She’s strong and she’s such a badass and I’m thankful for that. I want to be more like Delilah!
Jude St. Francis (A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara)
I’m thankful for the character of Jude St. Francis because I think his story brings up an important issue that is unfortunately very common today. Men generally have a hard time expressing their emotions and talking about how they are feeling. Jude kept everything that he was dealing with bottled up inside and it absolutely destroyed him. I’m thankful for the character of Jude St. Francis and the importance of his story.
Pen Oliveira (Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard)
As I mentioned in my review of this novel, I was able to relate to Pen quite a lot. I’m extremely thankful for her as a character and I’m just thankful for this novel in general.
Marcus Lopez Arguello (Deadly Class by Rick Remender)
Deadly Class is probably the comic series that is responsible for my love of comics today. It was one of the first that I ever picked up and I think part of the reason I loved it so much was because of Marcus Lopez Arguello, our main character. I love his inner monologue and I’m extremely thankful for him and this comic series.
Brewster Rawlins (Bruiser by Neal Shusterman)
Brewster is just a giant, misunderstood cinnamon roll. I absolutely loved this character and Bruiser as a novel was such a huge surprise for me. I did not expect to love it as much as I did.
Gabriel Boutin (Half Bad by Sally Green)
The Half Bad series was one of my favourites, and it still is if I ignore the ending of the final book…but anyway, Gabriel Boutin is definitely my favourite character, while Nathan is a close second. I just love that Gabriel is always looking at the bright side of things and is always willing to help those he cares about.
Jughead Jones (Archie by Mark Waid/Archie Comics)
Jughead is just too relatable. He loves his friends and would do anything to help them. He intervenes when there’s drama because he just wants everyone to get along. And he loves food. So basically we’re the same person.
Henry Denton (We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson)
This book and these characters are literally my life. I read this WAY earlier in the year and it still remains to be my favourite read of 2016. While I’m super thankful for this book in general, I’m also super grateful for Henry.
Nimona (Nimona by Noelle Stevenson)
Here’s another badass female character that I aspire to be. She’s just awesome. Isn’t that a great enough reason to be thankful for her?
Cath Avery (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
Cath is another character that I was able to truly relate to. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I tend to relate more with male characters. I’m not really sure why that is, but I find it really hard to become invested in female characters sometimes. That’s probably a whole other discussion, but Cath was one of the rare female characters that I was really able to connect with. Cath is an introvert just like me and I found a lot of what she talked about/thought about and the things that she did were all very similar to things I’ve said/thought/done in the past.
Theodore Finch (All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven)
I’m thankful for this book as a whole for multiple reasons: 1) It was the first book ever that made me cry. 2) It was one of the first books that I ever reviewed on this blog. 3) Theodore Finch. Finch is an amazing character and his story is so important, especially for teens. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
There you have it! Those were the Top 10 Characters that I’m Thankful For! Who/What are you thankful for? Let’s discuss, and I hope all of my American friend’s have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday 😉