Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Choosing a favorite character is like...choosing a favorite parent. I don't even know if I can do it...I mean I know the ones I love best, but it feels like a betrayal to say that some of these are better than their siblings. Like picking one aunt over the's kind of distressing. But I'mma try...and hopefully these characters' rivals will not crawl out of their books and murder me. For fairness' sake, these are in alphabetical order, but there is no other order assigned to the list. I refuse to give any reasons other than these characters raised me and I cannot imagine my life without them.

Anne Elliot (Persuasion, by Jane Austen)

Athos (The Three Musketeers, et al. by Alexandre Dumas)

Briony Tallis (Atonement, by Ian McEwan)

Dustfinger (The Inkheart trilogy, by Cornelia Funke)

Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas)

Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen)

Ivan Georg (A Novel Bookstore, by Laurence Cossé)

Mattimeo (Mattimeo, by Brian Jacques)

Sir Walter Elliot (Persuasion, by Jane Austen)


  1. My Dear Miss Cartelli,
    I am unable to recall what I did or failed to do to warrant such severe censure as to be cast aside and not receive due notice as one of your top ten favorite literary characters. I will remain forever troubled by your lack of society and cease to call on you at strange hours in your dreams.

    Fitzwilliam Darcy, Esquire

    PS: I like your mother better anyway.

    1. Haha, I was thinking just the same thing. Who did you pick to bump Mr. Darcy off from this list!

  2. Love Atonement. Briony however, not so much. I loved Cecilia! :D

    Check out my top 10 here

  3. Looks like we have some similar thoughts on favorite characters! I love how you have Sir Walter Elliot - he's such a flittertagibbit! Here's my Top Ten


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