Monday, March 14, 2011

Top Ten Characters I’d Want as Family Members

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  Feel free to check it out, and link up your own post there.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Characters I’d Want as Family Members

Straight Stalk 1. Bethany Lange in Straight Stalk by Tera Lynn Childs.  She’s southern, sweet, and has a knack discerning what people look good in.  She would be the perfect sister to help me with my sense of style, which to be honest, is not that discerning.

2. Kate from Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevemer.  She would have gotten me into trouble, no doubt, but also told great stories to get me out of it. 

Forgive my Fins 3. Quince Fletcher from Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (noticing a favorite author here?).  Quince makes most of my lists.  I didn’t have any brothers, but I would have liked to have him.  He sees things about people which I think would have made him great at giving advice.  He would’ve teased me mercilessly too.

4. Jenny Greenly from Teen Idol by Meg Cabot.  Jenny Greenly is “everybody’s best friend”, likes and is liked by everybody, she gives great advice, and she unites people. I’m sure she’d keep my family together.

Lonely Hearts Club 5. Penny Lane from Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.  Penny is a person that you want on your side.  She’d be supportive and kind.

6. Charlie Swan from the Twilight series.  I would pick Charlie as my father.  I just love his sense of humor, and he how loving he is.

7. __________ (insert correct name here) the little brother from The Lost Saint by Bree Despain.  I want him in my family, as my son.  He’s sweet, and I just love him doing “the wild rumpus” and dressing up as Max from Where the Wild Things Are.

Skippyjon Jones 8. Skippyjon Jones from Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner.  We have a cat.  He’s very lazy.  Skippyjon Jones on the other hand, is not.  If you haven’t read it, it’s one of my favorite read-aloud picture books ever.

9. Bernie Kossar from I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore.  I’m not a dog person, but if I were ever to become one, he’s my pick.  He’s beyond loyal, and not so slobbery!

10. I leave blank.  I can’t pick out my literary husband for my family, at the risk of alienating my actual husband.  Plus, it wouldn’t really be fair to compare him to a made up character…

How about you?  Who would you want in your literary family?

Tune in next week for Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves.


  1. Some good ones here , I would have added Henry to my list from I am Number Four :)Old Follower and Im going to have to add that Tera Lynn Childs book to my must-read list as I love her as an authoress.

  2. I haven't read any of the books that you mentioned, but I love that you left #10 blank for your husband. I went ahead and chose Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy for my husband ;)

  3. These are interesting picks. I had tough time with it yet somehow picked TEN!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

  4. Ohh, you've introduced me to some books I've not heard of before!