Top Ten Characters Who Are Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten list prompt. This week’s list is Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds. Some of these may not quite be book nerds, but they all share a love of books and reading. If you think of someone I missed, let me know! And feel free to leave a link back to your own post if you are playing along this week.

10. Simon Watson – The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
The Book of Speculation
“Perhaps the book opened a door; books have a way of causing ripples.”

9. Clay Jannon – Mr. Penubra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
“Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.”

8. Matilda – Matilda by Roald Dahl
“Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books.”

7. Liesel Meminger – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

6. A.J. Fikry – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
“You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?

5. Anne – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
“It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?”

4. Jo March – Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women (Little Women, #1)
“She preferred imaginary heroes to real ones, because when tired of them, the former could be shut up in the tin kitchen till called for, and the latter were less manageable.”

3. Ted Brautigan – Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
Hearts in Atlantis
“Come to a book as you would come to an unexplored land. Come without a map. Explore it, and draw your own map…. A book is like a pump. It gives nothing unless first you give to it. ”

2. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

1. Hermione Granger – The entire Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

“But why’s she got to go to the library?”
“Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library.”

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Characters Who Are Book Nerds

  1. Sad, I’ve only read Harry Potter. Luckily, I’ve got quite a few of the other on my TBR pile. And The Book of Speculation seems like something interesting to check out.

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  2. I love the quotes. 🙂 I have to admit I haven’t even heard of several of these books and have only read two and a half of them. The half was Hearts in Atlantis. I tried to read Little Women a couple of times but it didn’t grab me at all – love it in movie form, though. There was a bookish lad (one of the cousins) in her book Eight Cousins, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved Anne of Green Gables as well.

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      1. It’s a great deal more fun than Little Women. I’d say closer in feel to the early Anne of Green Gables books because the main characters are children.

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      1. Smart thinking. i should have done that – would have opened the list up so much more! I just tried to think of ones I’d read. It was tough to get to 10.


  3. I knew I was forgetting someone! How could I forget Hermione! I have a copy of The Book of Speculation on my TBR. I still haven’t read Little Women (I remember seeing the film adaptation) but I love that quote.

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