Top Ten Tuesday- Ten Characters That You Can Relate To

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s list are characters that remind us of ourselves. I had some trouble with this list! I decided to talk about characters that I think are easy to relate to in one way or another. Some of them do remind me of myself so perhaps I can get away with this topic change?

  1. Miss HoneyMatildaRoald Dahl– A lot of parents call me Miss Honey. It’s not been the first time a parent of a child in my class comes to me and either calls me it by mistake or tells me I’m like her. Not a bad thing. It could be The Trunchbull!
  2. MatildaMatildaRoald Dahl– Love Matilda’s fierce sense of right and wrong. Oh and she’s a wonderful bookworm.
  3. Bridget JonesBridget Jones’s DiaryHelen Fielding– I think many can relate to dear Bridget.
  4. AliceAlice in WonderlandLewis Carroll– I was torn about whether to put her on my list or not. I feel like she was a bit spoilt, but I can’t deny that I enjoy her endless curiosity.
  5. Margaret– Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret- Judy Blume- Oh my goodness, this character is so relatable. I believe even in ‘current’ times there’s a lot of Margaret qualities in many young girls.
  6. EeyoreWinnie The Pooh A.A Milne– I’m sorry I had to. Some days I am just like Eeyore.
  7. Molly WeasleyHarry PotterJ.K. Rowling – I may not be a mother but I’m fiercely protective over my family and my class. I’m generally a laid back person but get called ‘feisty’ when you cross my family or criticise my class without them needing it!
  8. Anne ShirleyAnne Of Green Gables– L.M. Montgomery-She’s a bookworm. She’s a little flawed (aren’t we all?) and she knows her own mind.
  9. Jo MarchLittle WomenLouisa May Alcott– Are you getting the idea that I like strong minded, family orientated people? I think they’re easy to relate to for me.
  10. Jenny LawsonFuriously HappyJenny Lawson– Okay, so this isn’t a character as the book mentioned is a memoir, but Jenny Lawson is totally relatable. I like how she addresses mental health.

Who is on your list this week? I can’t wait to see them. I have a feeling they’re going to be very unique!


61 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- Ten Characters That You Can Relate To

  1. Great list this week! Loved how you are Miss Honey that is so sweet. I haven’t read all of these books, but I agree with all the characters I know, I do think they are pretty relatable characters. Especially Molly and Eeyore. I’m sure we all feel like Eeyore sometimes.

  2. Great list, Chrissi! It definitely sounds like the best of compliments to be called Miss Honey. 🙂

  3. Love your choices, Chrissi! They told me so much about you! Love the Miss Honey and your kids and their parents calling you that. Love the Jenny Lawson, and I totally get it. She’s so funny too! And so upfront! And 😂 at Eeyore! I was always told I was a Tigger, and I’m not sure that’s good!

  4. I adore that you included both Matilda and Miss Honey. I love them both so much. I always wished I had a teacher like her when I was in elementary school! Weirdly I identified with Bridget Jones when I was a teenager – I guess I knew I’d be a less than perfect woman. And Jenny Lawson has been such a role model for me. I have my own mental health battles, and she has shown me it’s possible to keep a sense of humour about it and forgive yourself for your flaws. I can’t express my gratitude for her! Fantastic list!

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