Top 10 Tuesday: 10 characters that love books

I am a little late for this post, i am sorry.

Tuesday just was there all of a sudden and i had planned this post but not written it yet, and all of a sudden it is an hour before midnight on Tuesday evening and i still have not written this. So here i am writing it. I am babbling. I tend to do that, sorry.

Back to the actual topic of this post.

This weeks meme over at The Broke and the Bookish is all about characters in books that love books themselves.

And who is not all over that topic like a rash?

Bad example? Yes, sorry.

Anyways... loved the idea and really, what is better then talking about books? talking about people in books that love books of course!

So here is it, my list.

1. Margaret Lea from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. 

I loved this book. It is unique and wonderfully written. I loved the character and the story and overall just... loved this book. I mean did you see that cover? How can you not love a book about a person that loves book and lives over a antiquarian bookshop? Just saying.

This is one of my favorite books and it is one of my most recommended books. And i also really enjoyed and loved Margaret because she is very... normal. Which sounds weird. But honestly I enjoy a character that is real and normal and just very relatable, she is real and honest and ... well she loves book in a very similar way to me. She just is very invested in books, their story and the story behind the actual story of the books. She wants to know how stories are made up and where the author comes from. And also she grew up with books and loves books and appreciate what books can represent -a story, a history, a big part of your life that maybe nobody else can understand. So i enjoyed this book very much.
If you have not yet read this book and could not gotten that across from my blabbering here, pick it up and read it. It is lovely and so much better, just don't expect it to be a book that you can actually compare to anything else you read, because honestly it is not.

2. Hermione Granger in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Do i really need to explain this one?
Clearly nobody out there does not know why Hermione is seen as someone that loves book. And i especially think that her love and need for books in her life is shown in the last book, where she very clearly tries her best to get everything that will keep her alive from books -and successes in that, so clearly books rule. Clearly. Should i say that word a few more times? Clearly, i need to.
Okay i don't need to talk about this series or this character even more. If you have not read this you clearly won't simply because i talk about it, and if you have read it no more talk needed.

3. Matilda in Matilda by Roald Dahl 

Another clearly obvious one. And if you have not read the books you clearly saw the movie. And if you have done neither of those, where the heck did you grow up and what are you doing reading book related blog posts?
I am not trying to be mean, but really, if you have not seen or read this stop right there and do it.
If you have seen or read it, i don't need to explain myself. Well beaches Matilda! Clearly that explains it as well as saying Hermione Granger. So moving on! Next!

4. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan 

For one this is a book with the word book in the title, bonus points.
And while Dash loves books a bit more -and is a guy so once again bonus points because that does not happen that often in books, that boys enjoy books i mean- Lily enjoys them as well.
So really you have to main characters that both enjoy reading.
What more can you want?
And to that comes that the entire book is very cute and nicely written and is only around 260 pages. So if you want a cute book, with characters that love reading and enjoy fantastic bookstores and a cute story on top of that as well as a nice christmas story, this is a fantastic book.

5. Hildegunst von Mythenmetz in The City of dreaming Books by Walter Moers

I already talked quite a lot about my love for this book and that i think it deserves more readers.
This is another unique book.
And it is a book about a city all about books.
A book with a main character that more or less lives for books and is all about books.
Basically this book is all about books and the love about books and mostly has characters that love books and only talk about books.
Do i need to say more?
It is just a very cute story about loving books. Go read it.

6. Annie in Misery by Stephen King

And Paul Sheldon also in Misery (clearly)

Alright so Annie is not necessary an overall book lover, but she does love a specific book. And the author if it. Clearly. You get my drift if you read this book and clearly understand why i have put her on this list.
If you have read it i don't need to explain and if you haven't read it i don't want to go into too much details, because honestly that wouldn't be good if you want to read it. And you should, want to read it i mean.
I love this book. It is fantastic. It is great.
It is not has horrible or scary as many people think. It is just a fantastically written thriller, so if you love thrillers, read it and fall i love with King's writing, because this book is clearly the one to get you hooked on King.

And Paul Sheldon is the other character in this book that is all about books. And he writes them. And yes... well read this book and you understand.

7. Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is another obvious one. Do i have to explain this? I think that this specific character needs even less explanation then both Hermione and Matilda so i will leave it here and just say, loved how snarky and sharp tongued she is.
(Also beautiful cover from this new paperback version that came out May 2015, just saying)

8. Ollie in Because You'll never meet me by Leah Thomas

I wouldn't necessary say that Ollie is typical bookworm or booklover just about every other characters this list is, but he does appreciate books for what they can be: resources of knowledge of any kind. And without electricity. And as much as i love all the technological advances of our world today, it is a bit hard for many people to remember that you don't always have to use google to find information that you want to get, but can also use a book. And while Ollie does not use books because he prefers them, but because he has to use them and the book is not actually in anyway way about Ollie's love for books, but about a completely different topic... it still shows in more then one how much Ollie loves books.

9. Isla in Isla and the Happily ever after by Stephanie Perkins

I personally did not love this series as much as everyone else seemed to, but i do appreciate a character that loves books and Isla does love books. I mean she mostly loves romances and adventures or both, but overall she does love books. So here is is. On this list, representing books lovers that a different then the typical book loving kinds.

10. Raimund in Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

Okay, another character that is not actually a book lover in the typical sense, but he does love learning and he prefers books to do so. And he does love books and the story is fantastic. I loved the writing. And to that comes that this is another german author and a relatively undervalued book in my option. And another man that enjoys learning and reading and generally just figuring out life, even if it is not in the "typical" or "Normal" way.

Okay so those are my 10 book loving character that come to my mind that are also available in english.

And here are some honorable mentions: "Die geheime Bibliothek das Thaddäus Trutz" by Ralf Isau because the main character loves books and that is it, no more reasons necessary.
"Das Buch" by the Hohlbeins, "The Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte and "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen.

I did not include those in the actual list because the first two are not translated as far as i know and because of that not actually available for people that don't speak german, and the other two are classics and well known for book loving character.

And i already included three books that people know about and i didn't want to make half the list about books that people already know about but rather include two more books that people might not necessary already know about or might be interesting to give a try if they know that there are character in them that do appreciate books.

I also did not include movie versions, such as The Beauty and the Beasts Belle because as far as i remember only in the Disney version Belle loved books because in the original version that was not important for the story. And the Disney version is a movie first, so i did not include that. That is also the reason why 101 Dalmatians are not on it with Anita because once again Disney movie.

Or you know Rory Gilmore or Jess Mariano -because both characters i love and that love ebooks, but not actual book characters but TV characters, so not included. And so is Lucas Scott from One Tree hill, because he loved books in the first season that i watched -since i did not get into the series and stopped after that but he loved them there so i am just mentioning him here.

I could go on, but i won't because that would make no sense. But there are clearly a lot of characters out there that love books, even though i did have to think much harder then i though ti would have to actually come up with ten book characters that love books, since most characters that i first thought of where actually TV or movie characters interestingly enough.

Okay enough babbling already!

What do you say about my list? Did i forgot a very important character or book that has more then one character that loves book in my list?
What is your favorite character that loves books?
Any movie or show that has a character that loves to read that you recommend?
Any book recommendations?

Let me know i would love to hear what you have to say.

Write more later.


  1. Great list!! The City of Dreaming Books sounds very interesting. I have never heard of that book before. I will have to check it out at my library. I love Hermione Granger and I actually forgot her when I made my list. I could not believe she did not come to mind. Nice post!

    1. City of Dreaming Books really is worth giving a try. It is different, so go into it expecting the unexpected ;) but it really is such a wonderful and cute book and it gives so much love for reading books and just overall the appreciation of books.
      I forgot a good amount of people as well, that i remembered while looking through other people's lists. But that is why this kind of post is so much fun. :)
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  2. I have heard such wonderful things about The City of Dreaming Books! I might need to move it up on my TBR list. And The Thirteenth Tale sounds just as intriguing. Great choices!

    1. They are both really fantastic books, especially for people that really do love books.
      I always tell everyone that they should just try not to compare them to anything else and just go into the books not really knowing what to think and they will love them, because both of them are just very unique in the way they are told.
      I hope you will enjoy them when you get to them :)
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  3. Great list! I haven't read all of these books, but if they have booklovers in them, I'm definitely interested. Have a great day!

    1. I hope you will enjoy the books that you do read from this list :)
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  4. When I was making my list, I kept thinking about Danielle from the movie Ever After. She loved to read, and that love of reading played quite a major role in the story. (But I didn't include her because I wanted to stick with book characters.)

    1. I never saw Ever After, but now that you pointed me in that direction i will look into that movie. How can i not want to watch a movie where someone loves to read? Thank you for pointing it out to me, i do love recommendations of any kind :)
      Thank you for so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

  5. Yay for Matilda! It is definitely a good book when it sticks with you. I also don't love Stephanie Perkin's books as much as everyone else seems to. They're good, but not GREAT. I guess I am just not the romance type. In fact, I KNOW I am not. I like dragons and monsters, thank you very much! :D

    1. Yay for someone else that did not love Perkin's books! That does not happen very often.
      And i do understand where you are coming from with loving books with dragons and monsters. I do enjoy those as well. If you have any recommendations that you loved for that kind of book, please, please let me know i am always looking for fantastic books that include fantastic action and lots of dragons and/or monsters!
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)


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