10 Favorite Books With Character Names in the Title #TopTenTuesday

February 1, 2022

Ten Favorite Books With Character Names in the Title

TTT Ten Favorite Books With Character Names in the Title


I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books With Character Names in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

“I LOVE these characters!”

I don’t normally post twice in one day but I couldn’t help joining today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt because I can’t miss an opportunity to share memorable characters (8 adult titles and 2 middle grade titles) with you! Do you see any favorites?

***This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Titles are Amazon affiliate links or links to my reviews.

(in no particular order)


Eudora from The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

the Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons (cover) Image: two people by a pool...one sitting on the deck, the other holding her nose and jumping in


Eleanor from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (cover)


Ove from A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: a man with a cat brushing against his legs stands in an open field with his back to the camera


Britt-Marie from Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (cover) Image: a woman stands on a sidewalk with her back to the camera, a valise and soccer ball at her feet


Frankie from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (cover) Image: black and white drawing of two young kids sitting in a tree (one playing a guitar)


Harold from The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (cover)


Fikry from The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (cover)


Shergill sisters from The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters


Amal from Amal Unbound (MG)

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (cover).... two hands palms facing readers that are brightly decorated wtih drawings


Isaiah from Isaiah Dunn is my Hero (MG)

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly Baptist (cover) Image: the back view of a middle grade boy wearing a blue superhero cape and holding a pencil



Can think think of a title you love that names a character?

Happy Reading Book Worms

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text


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  1. Great choices Carol. I have read 7 of these books and enjoyed them all. I need to add the other 3 to my TBR, actually, only 1 as 2 of them are already on there.

  2. I knew that Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was going to make your list because you reread it January (see, I pay attention).

    I already replied to your tweet with Harry Potter. In January, I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. A solid 4-star read. I’m slowly making my way through Taylor Jenkins Reid’s back list.

    Other ones I really liked were Arthur & George by Julian Barnes and Little Bee by Chris Cleave. I had to pick a classic, it would be The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    • Ha! I’m writing a review of Eleanor today because I’ve never officially reviewed it on the blog! Thanks for your noting some titles (I forgot about Gatsby!) … and for paying attention! 😂😂😂

  3. Great list, Carol. I don’t share a single name with anyone. So far. I have read Ove and Harold Fry but I chose titles with just a name. It’s great to see so many names coming up.

    My TTT this week.

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