Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week it is Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels.  I love reading character driven novels so hopefully this won’t be too hard for me to complete!

As ever, click on the book image to take you to Goodreads!

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The Rosie ProjectGraeme Simsion– I’m so glad that this book is the first in a series, because I absolutely adored the main character. I can’t wait to see how his story continues.

Eleanor & ParkRainbow Rowell– I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It’s deeper than you’d think.


The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night TimeMark Haddon– This is one of my favourite books by Mark Haddon and possibly one of my favourites ever. The main character is so unique.

RoomEmma Donoghue- This book is another unique read. It looks like it’s going to be completely harrowing and it is in parts, but the character of Jack does inject some much needed humour!

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The HelpKathryn Stockett– I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve included this book in Top Ten lists. This is one of my favourite books of all time. It’s raw, it’s honest, it’s got amazing characters. Just read it!!

Heart Shaped BruiseTanya Byrne- Another unique read. This book made me somewhat understand why the character did the awful thing that she did… (I’m so vague! 😉 )


The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryRachel Joyce– A beautiful book about an older man’s journey to find his friend.

The Time Traveler’s Wife- Audrey Niffenegger– This book took me a while to get into, but I ended up loving the journey that we went on with the characters.


TeaseAmanda Maciel– This one is interesting because it’s from the point of view of the bully.

Wonder- R.J Palacio- Another wonderful character in a very hopeful book.

What are your favourite character driven books? Feel free to leave your link to your post and I’ll stop by!


43 thoughts on “Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

  1. Great list! Love many of the titles you listed in your list this week–The Rosie Project, The Time Traveller’s Wife, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (omg, how quiet and wonderful was this book?). Been meaning to pick up The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time forever and ever, lol, I really should bump that title up my wishlist xD

    My TTT

  2. Awesome list! (and I am not just saying that because we share 3 choices – lol) I LOVED The Curious Incident too and Harold Fry has been on my TBR list forever.

  3. I definitely agree with Eleanor & Park and the Help! I’ll have to check out some of these other ones, especially the Rosie Project. Great list! 🙂

  4. I heard so many people not like Tease, just because it was too raw and confronting that I’m kind of too scared to try it. >_< But Wonder was amazing and so sweet, but kind of bittersweet I guess. I LOVE Eleanor And Park and also Fangirl. Rainbow Rowell is a wizard basically. 😉
    Here’s my TTT!

  5. I loved Heart-Shaped Bruise! I’ve never seen anyone else talk about it and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read Follow Me Down because Tanya Byrne is a very talented writer. Glad to see Tease on the list too – it has mixed reviews but I really appreciated it.

  6. There are so many books on this list I’ve been meaning to read for ages. Room, The Help, Wonder, The Curious Incident… and some I loved – Eleanor & Park and The Rosie Project. Great list, and I agree!

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