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Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters In Books

I could probably list 30 of my all-time favorite characters…so I’ll do my best to limit it to ten. You tricky memes, you.

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Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

hermione granger all time favorite characters in books

1Yelena from The Study series – Yelena has mega powerful abilities and knows how to fight. She’s strong yet vulnerable, and I love that her personality is a mix of hard and soft.

2Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series – Hermione doesn’t put up with Harry and Ron’s antics, yet frequently gets them out of trouble. Plus she’s got sass and smarts to boot.

3Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables— After reading about the fiery orphan Anne, I wanted red hair so badly. I love that she lets her temper get the better of her – especially when it comes to the roguish Gilbert Blythe. 🙂

4Sorcha from The Daughter of the Forest— Juliet Marillier is one of the best storytellers of all time. I have read all of her books, and yet her first one with Sorcha as the main character sticks out to the me most.

5Opal from the Glass series- Opal is another one of Maria V. Snyder’s awesome heroines. I loved her growth as a character – transforming from a girl who had no self-esteem to a woman who has confidence to spare.

6Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities— Dickens’ classic is so heart-wrenching, and Syndey makes the ultimate sacrifice for redemption. You can’t get more epic than that.

7Peeta from The Hunger Games— Peeta has so much strength. He sticks by Katniss even when she’s being crazy (i.e. most of the books). Also, he can bake things = always a win.

8Professor Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series— Dumbledore is basically the best. He’s old but acts young. He’s mysterious and is basically the strongest wizard of all time. I wish he were real.

9Georgia Nicholson from Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging— I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard out loud reading books. I love Georgia’s quirkiness and crazy antics. I wish she could be a BFF in real life.

10Cassel Sharpe from the Curse Worker series – Cassel is a con artist and with that comes tons of sarcasm and lots of sharp thinking and fast hands. I loved his character for making tough decisions – and not always the right ones.

Who are your all-time favorite characters in books?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Samantha R.

    I agree 1000% with most of your choices. I almost put Yelena and Cassel on my list as well, and I’ve got Daughter of the Forest sitting on my shelf, staring at me with doe eyes asking why haven’t I read it yet? I also totally agree about Anne and Peeta.

    Check out my Top Ten here: http://abookandashortlatte.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/top-ten-tuesday-40/

  • I am so with you on the Yelena from The Study series. I wish this was top 20 because I keep finding characters that I love!
    My Top Ten

  • Laura @ The Traveling Owl

    Great list. I haven’t read the Curse Worker series yet, but have been meaning to. Really need to put them on my TBR list.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  • If I were to do this list, Dumbledore would be at the top of my list. I absolutely love him.

  • Carole McKenzie

    it was so hard for me to pick 10 as well! Yelena is amazing and one of my favorites too!

  • Anne’s on my list too. I agree with Peeta and Dumbledore too but they didn’t make my list.

  • Oh this is a wonderful list! I loved Hermonie too. 😀 THank you for sharing. 🙂