Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Top Ten Book Friend Crushes

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and That Artsy Reader Girl. Riffing on the original theme, I'm going to feature some book characters I think I want to be friends with!

1. Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh - She is a storyteller at heart, and if she lived in our world I have a feeling we'd meet a book club or creative writing class and hit it off

2. Nomi from Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart - While in many ways Nomi is my opposite, described as headstrong and rebellious, she also understands the power of story and reading. She'd likely be at the book club with Shahrzad

3. Jane from My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows - Another member of my book club, Jane also has enough of a sense of adventure (and a wacky family) that she might inspire me to get out of the house a bit more

4. Elle from Geekerella by Ashley Poston - I love to do cosplay and go to nerdy conferences, and Elle would make a great buddy to go with

5. Chloe Wynchester from The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley - Truthfully, I would love to be friends with the entire Wynchester family, as they are all amazing. Plus, Chloe is actually a member of a book club in the series, so maybe hers could merge with mine for some epic book talk

6. Wren from Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley - Wren and I would be the mom friends of the group, and constantly be making sure everyone remembered to hydrate and bringing snacks

7. Free from The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan - If she lived in the modern day, Free and I would probably meet through local activism, and we'd rant at each other about political injustices. And of course, I'd pick up every edition of her paper!

8. Emilia from Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco - Not gonna lie, I'd probably try to be friends with Emilia to get access to her home-cooked treats, but then we'd hit it off and I'd invite her to my book character book club

9. Ismae from Grace Mercy by Robin LaFevers - While I am a pacifist by nature, I wouldn't mind having a friend around who would stab my enemies (or just annoying people) from time to time

10. Tessa from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - Round this out with YA's original book nerd, Tessa! I'd happily loan her my favorites, as long as she promises not to dog ear the pages.

With so many passionate readers in our book club, we'd probably have some differing opinions, from best ship to characters that should (or shouldn't) get killed off. These are also characters that have proven to be loyal and who care deeply about others, all traits I admire in friends. Are there any book characters you'd want for a BFF?

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