May 10, 2022
10 Memorable Bookish Characters
I’m linking up today with #TopTenTuesday: That Artsy Reader Girl: Bookish Characters.
Memorable characters make books memorable!
I LOVE wonderful, memorable characters! And I especially love the opportunity to talk about bookish characters and share them! Books about books and books, bookshop and library settings, and bookish characters are my favorite subgenre.
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In no particular order, here are 10 of my most memorable bookish characters…I love each one!
(Titles are links to my reviews or Amazon affiliate links.)
Cussy is a pack-horse librarian in the mountains and hills of Kentucky and a determined, compassionate literacy advocate and difference-maker.
Mukesh discovers the joys of reading and makes an unexpected friend.
Grace falls in love with reading and meets the love of her life in a dusty old bookshop during WW11.
Madeleine finds a fresh beginning and new friends as the new owner of her beloved aunt’s bookshop.
Emilia returns to her seaside home to save her late father’s beloved bookshop.
Real-life Dita Kraus is a daring and feisty teenager who bravely risks her life to bring literacy to the children of Auschwitz.
Quirky and opinionated, Fikry is changed forever by an abandoned baby and a sales representative.
Juliet and Dawsey and the book club members become found family. (epistolary)
This is actually a memoir revealing a true bookish (long-distance) friendship. (epistolary)
A quiet young woman, Evie plays a crucial role in the preservation of Austen’s work and is a member of the first Jane Austen book club.
There are sooooo many more, but these are the first 10 that came to mind. If bookish characters could recommend books, they would certainly highly recommend each of these!
Who is one of your most memorable bookish characters?
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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