It's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the The Broke and the Bookish. This week's list is
Top 10 All Time Favorite Characters
There are so many characters that I love, so I decided to limit myself to the Top 10 Female Characters. Even so, it was extremely hard to choose! In the end I just cheated and chose twelve.
Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables
Anne is definitely my favorite protagonist of all time. I read these books every year, and every time they make me laugh and cry.
Jo March - Little Women
Jo is just so stubborn and perfect. And I love her in the 2nd and 3rd books in the series, when she's in charge of the home for orphans.
Kit Tyler - Witch of Blackbird Pond
When I was younger, I probably read this at least three times a year. Kit starts off a proud, entitled girl, and changes so much over the course of the book.
Auden West - Along for the Ride
This is a new favorite of mine. I just started reading Sarah Dessen and I love her writing/characters! Being the bookish/schoolish type, I can totally identify with Auden.
Hermione Granger - Harry Potter
Of course no Top 10 character list would be complete without Hermione. Ms. Granger rocks my books!
Liesel Meminger - The Book Thief
Ahh. Liesel! I can't even talk about you without choking up. I love this little girl.
Kate de Vries - Airborn
Kate deVries, though not the main character in this book, is just so determined and steampunky and perfect. Love her!
Anidori "Isi" - Goose Girl
This was the first Shannon Hale book I read, and I absolutely loved the character of Anidori/Ani/Isi. She went through so much, but never gave up hope.
Fire - Fire
I loved Fire - her strength, her power, all the difficult decisions she had to make. A great strong, complex female protagonist.
Lirael - Abhorsen Trilogy
Lirael was a fascinating character. Not trusting herself, feeling outcast and out of place, then developing into such a powerful character. Love her!
Beatrice Prior - Divergent
Of course I had to put in one of my newest favorite characters. I loved Tris in Divergent, and I can't wait to see how she handles things in Insurgent.
Aravis - The Horse and his Boy
I had to include Aravis because this was the girl I pretended I was probably 80% of the time when I was growing up. She rode horses, went on quests, wore genie pants. Loved her!
What are your top 10 favorite book characters?