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The topic this week is Top Ten Bookish Characters. See my responses below. EDIT: Looks like I misunderstood the task as I listed my favorite characters from books, and apparently they had to have something to do with books, but I’m going with it.
- Madeleine “Max” Maxwell, Historian and “Investigator of Historical Events in Contemporary Time. Do NOT call it time travel.”
Jodi Taylor is my favorite author of Time Travel Historical Fiction, and Max is the heroine of 13 books and several short stories. She also always makes an appearance in the spin-off series, The Time Police.
2. Petronius the Arbiter
My favorite book ever is also a Time Travel book–Surprise! And it’s a Heinlein book to boot. Petronius the Arbiter, or “Pete,” is the much-loved cat belonging to Dan B. Davis, the main character.
3. Neville Longbottom
Yes, he’s not very talented or popular, but Neville always finds himself in the thick of things. I love that about him.
The Lion and SO MUCH MORE. The hero of the Chronicles of Narnia. I love this series.
Another character from The Chronicles of St. Mary’s series. Markham. Head of the Security Section (most of the time). The man with one name (or many), and keeper of secrets. Gets into uncomfortable situations a lot.
The beloved German Shepherd and canine best friend of Jax Diamond, a 1920s private detective. The adventures of Ace, Jax, and Broadway singer Laura will keep you entertained.
7. Jenny Dove
Another Jodi Taylor book, but nothing to do with Time Travel. This is book one of the Frogmorton Farm series. Jenny Dove is a girl with a very pronounced stutter who is largely ignored by her aunt and uncle, who have raised her since her parents died. When she sees Russell, who has just been jilted by her perfect cousin Franny, she learns to find her voice and strike out on new adventures. Along the way, she is aided by her secret weapon, a magical golden horse, Thomas.
8. Elizabeth Zott
This book just came out, but this quirky, intelligent character is already one of my favorites.
9. Elner Shimfissle
Elner Shimfissle is a character in Fannie Flagg’s Elmwood Springs series. In this book, the elderly Elner has a near-death experience after falling out of her fig tree. It’s a hoot!
10. Christy Huddleston
Catherine Marshall’s Christy is one of my all-time favorites. It’s based on her own mother’s life as a teacher in the remote Smoky Mountain town of Cutter Gap, Tennessee, in the early 1900s.
Who are your favorite characters?