Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're highlighting the characters we'd love to be friends with. I decided to challenge myself a little and not list characters that I've talked about extensively already by choosing only age-appropriate friends...I'm in my 30s, so only adults made my list!



Robin Ellacot (The Cuckoo's Calling): I'm not as gung-ho about the Cormoran Strike novels as I wish I was, but Strike's assistant Robin is a wonderful character. Smart, capable...she seems like the kind of person who would be a very solid friend!

Minerva McGonegall (Harry Potter): Definitely my favorite of the adults in the world of Harry Potter. She's kind of terrifying, but in that way where you hope she decides you're worth befriending.

Sayuri (Memoirs of a Geisha): She spends her life training to be a pleasant companion, so obviously her company would be enjoyable to share.

Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary): We all need a hot mess friend who makes us feel a little better about our own choices.

Mrs. Murray (A Wrinkle in Time): Beautiful, smart, and practical enough to recognize that a dinner made over a bunsen burner means your kids get fed and that's really all that matters. Just like we all need a messy friend, we all need an aspirational one too!

Sookie Stackhouse (Dead Until Dark): She has a bad habit of getting involved in potentially deadly situations, but she also values her relationship with her best friend Tara in a way that makes it clear she's willing to put the work into maintaining her relationships.

Ellen Olenska (The Age of Innocence): She seems more like she needs a friend than that she would be an especially great one, but she is a good person.

Iris Chase (The Blind Assassin): Another one that could use a friend...between her own family and the one she married into, she definitely needs someone to vent to.

Vianne Rocher (Chocolat): Being friends with someone who knows how to make delicious food is a solid call.

Selina DeJong (So Big): Her ability to find the beauty in the ordinary and deep inner strength and determination would make her an absolutely fantastic friend to have by your side through thick and thin!

12 comments:

  1. Sookie is a great choice. Did you watch the TV show based on that series?

    My TTT.

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    1. I watched the first three or four seasons, and then it went more off-books, and (for me) kind of off the rails. I loved it for those first few seasons though!

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  2. Great list! I would love to be McGonagall's friend - that woman is the best.

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  3. Sookie Stackhouse would be a kick! Just keep all those paranormal characters away from me!

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  4. I love that you chose Minerva out of the HP cast! I see a lot of people choosing the kids, but now that I'm older, I feel like I can totally relate more to the teachers. I feel like, as an adult, Minerva would be fun to know and chat with, and oh, I'm sure she's got fun stories to tell. Teachers usually do.

    Here's my TTT post.

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    1. I love the kids, but teenagers would want nothing to do with my lame adult self...and I feel like Minerva has the best gossip, right?

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  5. I love Bridget! McGonagall would definitely be worth having on your side, and Robin is a great choice. She makes the Strike books for me.

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    1. Robin is definitely the best part of the Strike books! Team Robin!

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  6. Great picks! I love that you included Minerva McGonagall. She's definitely a great choice. I'd be friends with her in a heartbeat. And Robin Ellacott and Sookie Stackhouse are great picks too! Talk about the friendship jackpot, haha

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    1. I mean, go big or go home, right? It would be a weird squad, but Squad Goals

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