10 Bookish Characters | Top Ten Tuesday [5.10.22]

10 Bookish Characters | Top Ten Tuesday [5.10.22]

Woooo, Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl) topic is exciting because I immediately thought of several characters that would fit. Bookish characters! Authors love to write about people who love books because, well, write what you know, right??

Daniel Sempere

from The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


This is the book that immediately jumped out to me. It is my favorite book of all time, and Daniel is just so sweet in it, too. The whole plot centers around Daniel’s quest to find more info about a mysterious book. So glad I could finally include this one on my blog!

Liesel Meminger

from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


This one has also been a favorite for so long, and if you’ve read the book, you know Liesel deserves a spot on any bookish character list.

Bella Swan

from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


People often forget how big of a bookworm Bella is, probably because the movie really glosses over it. Fact is, Bella is a book freak and it is her hobby, for everyone who says she has no life. I will defend her to my death.

Ethan Wate

from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl


This is totally a nostalgia pick. Maybe this is because I love Alden Ehrenreich in the movie, but I always thought Ethan was such a cutie (even if his fav is Bukowski🤢)

Macy Sorensen and Elliot Petropoulos

from Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren


This book had me sobbing. Elliot is so sweet to Macy, and they literally bonded over reading books and giving each other words they learned from reading. I shouldn’t have to say anything else about this one.

Merritt Emmons

from Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth


So much to say about this book, and all the characters are incredible. Merritt is the one who writes the book and catalyst for the story, though, so she is the one being showcased here!

January Andrews and Augustus Everett

from Beach Read by Emily Henry


If you’ve read my blog, you know how much I fucking love Emily Henry. Author hero and heroine. I don’t need to explain myself.

Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen

from The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka


Same idea as Beach Read. Something about two authors doing the enemies-to-lovers thing. Gets me every time.

Celaena Sardothien

from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


A bad-ass assassin who also loves books? What’s not to love?

Nora Stephens and Charlie Lastra

from Book Lovers by Emily Henry


Again, Emily Henry is the queen of bookish romance. Nora and Charlie are perfect and I will not take any criticism at this time.

I definitely thought it would be easier to find books I’ve read with bookish characters! I think there are probably more, but I just don’t remember them all because some will only briefly mention a love of books. I tried to pick ones where reading was essential to the story or the character.

Who is your favorite bookish character?

Find me here!

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