Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Most Inspirational Characters

I wanted to come up with this list from the books I’ve read in the past year and a half. If this list had just come from any of the books I’ve read, I would have added characters like Atticus Finch and Hermoine Granger. But most bloggers should know how inspiring they are by now, right?

 These aren't in any kind of order:
1. Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series
I couldn’t imagine having to go through what he went through. The fact that he got through it, found love, and finally began to come to terms with what happened to him is such a powerful example of strength.

2. John Matthews from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series
It’s remarkable to see how many characteristics John and I have in common as I continue to read the BDB series. It’s inspiring to read about his semi (because it’s not the end of the series) happy ending after all the hurtful he went through. 

3 Aislinn from the Wicked Lovely series
She has so much courage! In the first book of Wicked Lovely, when it didn’t seem like she could make her own choices, she found a way to do it anyway. She stuck to her beliefs and came out better for it.

4. Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief
So much happened in this book, it’s hard to put in a few words why she’s deserves to be on this list, so I’ll just say this. Liesel Meminger, the Book Thief, is packed full of inspiration.

5. Bertie from Eyes Like Stars
She never let the two boys in her life discourage her from any goal she had. She didn’t let boys define who she was, or how she would act.

6. Q from Paper Towns
His inspirational characteristic is perseverance. If Margo did to me what she did to Q, I don’t think I could have lasted as long as he did. I would have stopped at the Walt Whitman poem (or at least take a break).

7. Plain Kate from… Plain Kate
There were so many ways she could have handled all the things that happened to her. She took the high road EVERY time. As confident as I am about my integrity, I don’t know if I’d have done as good as she did.

8. Yeine from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
She knows she’s probably going to die, and she’s still fearless! What else is there to say?

9. Vera from Please Ignore Vera Dietz
OK, most of the time she wasn’t dealing with her problems. And she saw her dead best friend everywhere she went. But could you have gone through what she did and come out as good as she did?...  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

10. Prim from the Hunger Games
Katniss was the obvious choice, and it’s true, she is very inspirational. But everybody (not EVERYBODY) seems to forget about Prim. This might not be the best example, but it reminds me of when someone is really really sick, like dying sick. Obviously everyone is concerned over the person whose dying, but rarely do people ask about the caretaker. She has to deal with whatever feelings come, due to watching her sister take her place, and almost die, like a MILLION times. The way she carries herself is extremely inspirational.


  1. I think I need to pick up a few of these books...

  2. I considered Liesel from the book Thief but then I couldn't remember her name. I figured if I couldn't remember it, she didn't inspire me that much. The book sure did, though. I also love Q from Paper Towns. I've had him other Top Ten lists in the past. Good call. He was such a loyal friend.

    My Head is Full of Books

  3. Great choices! I loved that Aislinn made your list. She is an awesome character. I also love Liesel.

    Reading Lark's Top 10


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