Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This is my first Top Ten Tuesday ever! I’m excited to try it out. This week’s topic looks super fun and relatable: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

Hermione Granger Jo March Matilda celaena Sarah Grimke

1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling) – “I’ve learned all the course books by heart of course. I just hope it will be enough – I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?” Enough said.

2. Jo March (Little Women books by Louisa May Alcott) – Jo was always writing. My heart always aches at the part where Amy throws her manuscript into the fire. All Jo’s hard work gone in less than a minute!

3. Matilda Wormwood (Matilda by Roald Dahl– I haven’t read the book, but in the movie she uses a wagon to transport her books home from the library. A WAGON! She sure loves her books!

4. Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass books by Sarah J. Maas) – When she finds out there’s a library in the castle, she’s beyond herself. “‘Over a million. A million books?’ Her heart leapt and danced, and she cracked a smile.”

5. Sarah Grimke (The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd) – Sarah is devastated when her father bans her from the library as punishment. What a jerk!


Liesel anne shirley Klaus Baudelaire Ink and Bone sydneytaylan2

6. Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak) – Liesel was so desperate to finally read that she read The Grave Digger’s Handbook as her first book. Plus she steals books to continue reading. Now that’s commitment!

7. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables books by L.M. Montgomery) – Anne loves Victorian poetry, which goes well with her romantic, vivid imagination. I love that her reading tastes seem a bit too old for her. It just shows that she’s wise beyond her years.

8. Klaus Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket) – I haven’t read the books yet, but I did see the film. Klaus is the family researcher, and has a deep love of books. I love finding male characters that read, especially ones that start so young.

9. Jess Brightwell (Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine) – I haven’t read the book yet, but I mean the series is called The Great Library. And in the summary it say “…the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family,” so he’s definitely read his fair share of books.

10. Sydney Taylan (Untitled Novel by Nicole Lynn Hoefs) – I had a hard time thinking of another character, so I just decided to use one from my own novel that I wrote when I was 18. I’ll try publishing it eventually. Sydney loves books and volunteers at her local library 🙂


I’m sure there are plenty of characters I missed, but those are the ones that popped into my head first. What are some of your favorite fellow bookworm characters?

18 thoughts to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds”

  1. Great minds think alike! We have five fictional bookworms in common (Jo, Matilda, Hermione, Anne, and Jess). I’m reading INK AND BONE right now. In his world, it’s illegal to own original books. His dad sells books on the black market, but it’s all about money for him. Not for Jess. He truly loves books and feels nauseous every time he sees one destroyed.

    Happy TTT!
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    1. Wow that’s the most I’ve had in common with anyone! It’s been 1-3 characters, if any. Oh that sounds like a great book. I bought it recently, just haven’t had time to read it yet. I love finding guy characters who love books, since they’re more of a rarity 🙂

    1. Thanks! Jo was my favorite character in Little Women by far. Me either. I’ve seen a lot of people post Ink and Bones for this Top Ten Tuesday, so it’s got to be good 🙂

    1. Me too! It’s been on so many other people’s lists for this Top Ten Tuesday. I think every time I see it, I keep moving it farther up my TBR list! A series called The Great Library has got to be good 🙂

    1. Thanks! I adore Jo–she was my idol growing up. I saw so many people with Ink and Bone on their lists and I just want to read it like now haha 🙂

    1. She is pretty great! I love her spunk! I don’t think I read all of them (maybe haven’t read be last couple) but it’s been awhile. I think it’s time for a reread! 🙂

    1. Thanks Shannon! I’m hoping to introduce her to the world sometime in the near future. Just need to work on editing before I try finding an agent. I’m really excited to read that book too! I’ve heard some great things so far 🙂

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