Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

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Top 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’s list is a back to school theme with Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table. I’ve had to really think about this topic as there are so many characters in books that I LOVE but I’m not sure I’d actually want to sit with them at lunch. You know the sorts…evil characters in literature that you love to hate, but you’d hate to actually know.

So in no particular order here are my choices:

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Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter- I know she might irritate some, but I really think I’d get on with her!

Sirius Black- Harry Potter– We’re pretending that I’d sit with a wide range of ages during lunch and that this was before the third book! 😉 I think Sirius would be fascinating to talk to!

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Dean Holder- Losing Hope/Hopeless– I absolutely adored Dean. He’s such a thoughtful and considerate character.

Atticus Finch To Kill A Mockingbird– Again, I’m forgetting about age of the characters here, and instead thinking what a fascinating conversation I could have with Atticus Finch!

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Rue- The Hunger Games– Aw, she’s just adorable!

Anna- Anna And The French Kiss– I think Anna is a great character, because she’s not perfect. She’s the kind of friend you’d want!

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Reagan and Lilah- Open Road Summer- I absolutely loved the friendship between Reagan and Lilah and wouldn’t mind being one of their gang!

Micah- The Art Of Lainey– Micah is an easy to adore character, confident within himself but in a funny way.

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Parker- Golden– Parker makes mistakes, but is an incredibly relatable character.

So who would you have on your lunch table? Feel free to leave your links to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by. Good luck for the school year if you’re back at school (whether working or attending) or have started back this week!

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Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

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Top 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 the topic is Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island (pick based on however you want…skills they would bring, their company…or pure hotness factor :P)

So here are mine in no particular order!  My deserted island would certainly be an interesting one with these characters. Would they clash? Would they get on? Who knows!

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Katniss EverdeenThe Hunger Games– For obvious reasons. I’m pretty sure she’s going to be on a LOT of people’s lists this week.

CinderThe Lunar Chronicles- Purely for her strength and general awesomeness!

Juliette Shatter Me– I think it would be pretty interested to see how she interacted with Katniss and Cinder.

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Dean HolderHopeless/Losing Hope– I connected with his character so much through Hopeless and Losing Hope, so he just needs to be with me really.

Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter– I bet Hermione would know some amazing spells to help us through. I think Luna is an amazing character and I’d find her fascinating.

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Poppy Sinclair and her boyfriend MichaelDead Jealous/Dead Silent- I think I’d get on really well with Poppy and her boyfriend, so they’re welcome to join me!

Nimira and Erris- Magic Under Glass– Both adorable characters. I’d love to know more about them.

What characters would you want on a deserted island with you? Have we got any the same this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

Losing Hope

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs

Thoughts:

I took a while to read Hopeless and I have no idea why, because it was so brilliant! So I decided Losing Hope had to be read as soon as possible. Losing Hope leap-frogged many books to the top of my to be read pile. I’m glad it made that leap because it’s an incredible book.

I’m not the biggest fan of New Adult as a genre. I don’t mind it, but haven’t really been blown away. Hopeless and Losing Hope are an exception. I absolutely fell for the characters, even more so with Losing Hope. I felt so sad throughout the book. It’s an incredibly hard read because of the subject matter. I completely believed in Holder and Sky’s relationship.

I really liked Holder from Hopeless, but I fell more in love with him in Losing Hope. I worried that I wouldn’t like the sequel because I knew what had happened already. I shouldn’t have worried, it was so intriguing to read it from Holder’s point of view. He becomes an even more lovable character. He’s so thoughtful and considerate. I need to find a Dean Holder.

The book begins with the death of Holder’s sister and then all the emotional turmoil unfolds. Urgh. That’s urgh in a good way. It’s just so emotional! Holder writes letters to his sister to unleash those feelings that he feels he can’t express to others. They are so heart-breaking. I just want to jump into the book and give Holder a huge hug. But I can’t. (I need to remind myself that Holder isn’t real!)
It gets worse as if you’ve read Hopeless, you know exactly what’s going to happen and you’re just waiting for him to experience it all.

I thoroughly recommend this book and Hopeless to fans of the New Adult genre. It’s not restricted to New Adult fans though I actually think readers would enjoy it that enjoy emotional and intense reads.

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

Reading next:
Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson