Tuesday, April 24 th, 2012 · 21 Comments ·

This meme is hosted by the peeps @

This meme is hosted by the peeps @ The Broke and the Bookish, which are officially fond of lists. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten List on something bookish and want other people to join in with their lists. And, of course, they also do have a list of all past Top Ten Tuesdays and the ones that are coming up soon.

This week’s topic:

Top Ten All Time Favourite Characters In Books

 

 

1. Claire and Jamie – Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

Jamie and Claire are the perfect couple. And I don’t mean everything is just perfect. They fight, they argue, they are wounded, separated, but in the end they share such a deep love for each other that I’m awed again and again and again. 

 

2. Harry Potter, Hermione Granger,  Ron Weasley and all the other unforgettable characters from the HP books – JK Rowling

Of course Harry Potter and his friends can’t be missing on this list. Over the years they became kind of my friends, they are almost part of the family and I’m still listening to or reading their adventures, over and over. 

 

3. Aragorn – Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

He is the prototype of a perfect hero. He fights hard, doesn’t want any recognition, is pretty noble and most importantly sexy. Even 15 years after I read the Lord of the Rings for the first time, Aragorn still ranks high on my personal character charts. He is just too good to be true (unfortunately this is literally true too.)

 

 

4. Morgaine –  The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley

I fell in love with this book ages ago (~16 years) and especially Morgaine doesn’t let me go. She has a very difficult life without a lot of choices. She is strong for her family and always tries to do best for everyone. She suffers enormously and still doesn’t really give up. Marion Zimmer-Bradley created an awesome portrait of the classical character from the Arthur saga.

 

 

5. Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov – Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead

How can I not include fierce Rose and noble Dimitri. Though I found to them only during the last year, I have re-read their story already several times. Each of them is on her/his own strong and impressive. but together they are just plain amazing and I love reading about their interactions. I hope both of them will show up together in the spin-off series Bloodlines. 

 

 

6. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark - Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Most people won’t feature Katniss in their lists, I’m rather sure of this. Katniss may not be the perfect heroine but to me she is an awesome and strong character. She is a fighter and a winner and her interactions with Peeta are bittersweet most of the time. Peeta on the other hand is almost to good to be true and with this goodness he impresses me all the time. Together they form an unbreakable unit I love. 

 

7. Eve Dallas – In Death series – J.D. Robb

I’m following Eve Dallas’s story throughout all the 30+ books and the more I read about her the more I adore her. She is a complicated woman with an unlimited passion to fight for the death. And her private story is heart-breaking as well.