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#TopTenTuesday: Bookish Characters I’d Like to Befriend!

It’s that time of the week again, friends! We’re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a Character Freebie and since I’ve just finished reading a book that reminded me why I love reading about books in books and characters who are passionate about books, I thought I’d do my post today on bookish characters that I’d like to befriend. Most of these characters might be from my more recent reads, since they’re fresher in my mind. Either way, I’d love to be friends with these fellow book lovers–I think we’d have so much fun reading?! Without further ado, here we go!

Elisabeth Scrivener from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. This book and this lady is my inspo for choosing today’s topic. I would probably feel safe being Elisabeth’s friend in a library because I know she’s bad ass enough to protect me, if I can’t protect myself ๐Ÿ™ƒ She just seems like a really cool girl. Also, Sorcery has fast become one of my favorite reads this year so all I’m going to say is (please) READ IT!

Kya Clark aka Marsh Girl from Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Kya is… one of the strongest characters I’ve read in recent years. Her development and growth blew me away and I would love to hang with her in the marsh, exploring the beauty of nature that she captures through her books. I think she’d be an amazing friend to have, which is one of the reasons my heart broke so much when reading this book.

Tanner Scott from Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. It’s pretty obvious Tanner is a bookish character, especially since the book revolves around him writing a book within four months. Tanner sounds like he’d be so much fun to hang out with and his heart is so pure, I’d love to have him as a friend (so we can talk about books, boys and everything else).

Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I think the title of this book pretty much sums it up. Cath is a super relatable character (book nerd and fangirl) and I’d love to have met someone like her at uni (or even now, really). I feel your thoughts, girl.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. Although this book appears so often on my blog, I would be remiss to not include both the character and book in this list because Elizabeth is a classic bookworm. I love this book, and her character and I love that she values books and reading so much! I don’t know what it’d be like to befriend her, but I really want to be ๐Ÿ˜‚

Penny Lee from Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi. She’s awkward, full of anxiety and totally absorbed in her make believe worlds, but I’d absolutely love to be Penny’s friend. I think she’d definitely make you work to be her friend, but it would be 100% rewarding. Buried deep under all that outer awkwardness, I think she just wants to be a cinnamon roll.

Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be friends with this adorable, witchy little bookworm? It’d be so much fun! Would avoid diabolical Trunchbull and her weirdo “parents” at all costs though!

Belle from In Bed with the Beast (Naughty Princess Club #2) by Tara Sivec. If you can’t tell, this is a retelling of Beauty & the Beast. This Belle works at a library and as the title suggests, gets to share a bed with a very sexy beast. I loved Belle’s nerdiness and all the facts she would spew at very inappropriate moments! If we were friends, I reckon I’d be laughing and reading 24/7, not to mention I’d learn so much!

Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor. So at the end of this book, Lazlo becomes something more than just a Junior Librarian, so it’d be amazing to have a friend with such powers. But on the real, Lazlo is such a genuinely sweet, good guy who loves books and the stories as much as all of us book lovers (if not more)!

Honorary Mentions:
(The OG) Belle and Hermione Granger
. Obviously these two have to make it onto this list because they’re classics just as much as Elizabeth Bennett is and I’d love to be both their friends. Hermione would teach me so much magic (and just knowledge in general lol) and I would get lost in Belle’s (and Beast’s) library and basically end up living in that grand place.

Would you want to befriend any of these bookish characters?
What character freebie have you done for today’s Top Ten Tuesday? Leave your link in the comments and let’s chat characters!

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35 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday: Bookish Characters I’d Like to Befriend!

  1. I swear every time I go to your blog, I can’t get enough of your theme and the aesthetics of it! It’s so beautiful!

    I totally can see you being friends with Tanner! He’s such a sweetheart like you! This list is so perfect. I need to read so many of these though! I feel like I’m missing out.

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  2. You can never have too many bookish friends! I agree about Cath- I think a lot of people at university would be able to relate to her. And I’ve never read Matilda, but I did like a lot of Roald Dahl’s other books as a kid.

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    1. I totally agree. I sadly don’t have many bookish friends IRL though! Matilda is a great character, although I think I’m meshing her character from the movie and book together ๐Ÿ˜‚ But still awesome! I think the BFG would be fun to befriend too now that I think of it.

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  3. I would so be friends with Cather and we would just fangirl about Baz and Simon all day and have emergency dance parties. I keep seeing Elisabeth from the Sorcery of Thorns and it is making me even more excited than I was for that book. Great take on the theme.

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    1. ALL the emergency dance parties! It’d be so much fun being her friend. I wasn’t expecting to love Sorcery as much as I did. It’s definitely a top book this year! I’d defo like to be friends with the other characters in that book too ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. Love your theme for this week! I’m excited by how much you seem to have enjoyed Sorcery of Thorns, and I’m annoyed that it’s taking so long for me to be able to read it! Matilda would for sure be such a fun character to befriend … if I were still a kid. I’ll put a caveat on that. Or if you age Matilda up to my age, we could totally be besties. Think of all the trouble … erm, I mean fun we could get into!

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    1. Thank you! Also, yes, I LOVED Sorcery. I think it was the first Owlcrate book I took out of the box and immediately started on. I devoured it and thoroughly enjoyed myself ๐Ÿฅฐ Did I think too hard about anything while reading it? No… But I think that’s what made me enjoy it more lol
      I think I have this idea of me befriending Matilda in a ‘babysitting’ type of capacity. But I think adult Matilda would probably be just as fun and wicked! Haha

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    1. 100% YES! Haha honestly, one of my favorite reads of the year so far. It’s so beautifully written and totally atmospheric. It’s very different to what I expected though, but it ended up being in a good way. It’s slow going but very worth it! Hope you enjoy it if/when you read it ๐Ÿ™‚

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