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?
- Miss Honey– Matilda– Roald 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!
- Matilda– Matilda– Roald Dahl– Love Matilda’s fierce sense of right and wrong. Oh and she’s a wonderful bookworm.
- Bridget Jones– Bridget Jones’s Diary– Helen Fielding– I think many can relate to dear Bridget.
- Alice– Alice in Wonderland– Lewis 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.
- 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.
- Eeyore– Winnie The Pooh– A.A Milne– I’m sorry I had to. Some days I am just like Eeyore.
- Molly Weasley– Harry Potter– J.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!
- Anne Shirley– Anne 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.
- Jo March– Little Women– Louisa 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.
- Jenny Lawson– Furiously Happy– Jenny 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!