Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is: Top 10 All-Time Favorite Characters in Books.
Now I have to admit, I'm totally stoked about this post. And quite frankly narrowing down my top 10 favorite characters of all time was quite the challenge. And thus, some very loveable characters got left off the list. That's just the nature of the beast when you have a limited number. Also, it must be stated that I struggled drastically with not making this list my top 10 favorite male characters because let's face it, that would have been easy (maybe not) and awesome! Without further ado, my top 10 all-time favorite characters in books:
2. Fitzwilliam Darcy - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Because only true love and affection can be blasted with pure honesty, evaluate those hurtful words, and use them to change themselves for the better. And because only true love can withstand the inpropriety of Mrs. Bennet.
3. Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Because who hasn’t misjudged someone else, only to discover that they were completely wrong. Because even though misguided and misunderstood, she stands her ground and sticks to her unwavering character judgment of Darcy and others and I too have been guilty of that.
5. Rose Hathaway – Vampire Academy – Because of the lengths that she will go to for love. Because nothing will stop her from fighting for love and protecting her friends. Because she has no comprehension of the phrase "give up." Because she battled psychos, was kidnapped, lost the love of her life, went on a killing spree, got additicted to a drug of sorts, was kidnapped again, broke into a prison, was framed for mudrer, broke out of a different prison. I mean really...need I say more?
6. Tyrion Lannister – A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin from A Song of Fire and Ice series but specifically this book – Because he’s witty and brilliant. Because he’s haunted and broken. And because he doesn't let either stop him. Because he’s able to laugh at himself. And because he’s the best chess player I’ve yet to see in this game of thrones. And mostly because he’s brave even when he’s not.
7. Gabry – The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan – Because there’s a desperateness about Gabry and her story that grips me like no other story or character has. Because she's terrified and pressed on regardless. Because those I'm a fan of zombie stories, I don't quite want to live in a world where they exist.
8. & 9. Anne Elliot & Captain Wentworth – Persuasion by Jane Austen – Because time doesn’t heal all wounds. Because sometimes old flames never die. Because Anne is strong and suffers in silence. Because Captain Wentworth can't seem to stray too far from Anne despite being rejected before. Because that scene in Bath...well I can't help but include the contents of one of the best love letters ever.
Captain Wentworth's letter to Anne: I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath.
I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never. LOVE!!!!!!!