Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (#3)

Is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week they post a new top ten list and ask fellow bloggers to share their lists on that topic.

Today's Top Ten Topic is: Top Ten all time favourite characters in books.

This week’s top ten list was a tough one, I spent long and hard thinking this through but I’m sure afterwards I’ll still think of several characters to add to my list! So here goes.

1    1. Barrons from Karen Moning’s Fever series
2. Tucker from Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly and Hallowed 
3. Alex from Hunting Lila

These three characters made it to my list because they are three of the most irresistible fictional guys I have come across, who can resist Barrons and his overwhelming presence?, Tucker and his dimple/dimples and Alex who had me non-stop swooning?

4. Tom Mackee from The Piper's Son
5. Jonah Griggs from Jellicoe Road

My two favourite Aussies! Both of these characters just crushed my heart into smithereens.

6. Fred and George Weasley
7.  Étienne St. Clair

I absolutely adore Fred and George, they were characters which thoroughly entertained me with their banter and I was always eagerly anticipating their scenes. Étienne *sigh* I don’t think I can add anything to what’s already been said about this unforgettable guy, he’s hot, has an English accent and basically made me melt.

8. Mia Thermopolis from the Princess Diairies
9. Lizzie Nichols from Queen of Babble
10. Adam from If I Stay and Where She Went

Mia and Lizzie are my absolute favourite female characters, both are absolutely hysterical and characters which I became hugely attached to. Especially with Mia; you see her growing up from when she first found out she was a princess, to her first real boyfriend and finally when she was going to college. I have to admit I was feeling a little teary eyed by the end of this series. And Adam he was a tortured, broken musician who basically broke my heart.

Other significant characters that would have totally made my list if I could do a top 20 list; Jeremy (Virtuosity), Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone), Nora (The Book of Blood and Shadow) Ed (Graffiti Moon) Dobby (Harry  Potter).

I admit I kind of cheated with this weeks top ten list, but it was so difficult just sticking to ten characters! So which characters would make it to your top ten list?


  1. Oh, I love your post, Jasprit. :) I love Barrons (he's just plain sexy), and Tucker (adorable).

    I LOVE Tom and Jonah, along with Will Trombal. And I've always loved Frankie's brother, Luca, but in a little brother way of course. =) And St.Clair- *swoons*. To add on to your list, I also have a crush on Poet from Graffiti Moon, Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights (whenever I am feeling slightly masochistic... har har) and of course, the one and only Peeta Mellark. :)

    1. I still have to meet Luca! I really should try and get a copy of Gorgon in the Gully! And I still have to read Wuthering Heights too!

  2. OMG! Etienne! Squee!!! Awesome list!=D

    Drop by my Top 10?

  3. so many of these are new to me I need to add them to my list!


  4. Aw, I'm so happy you picked Fred & George of all the HP characters. I always loved the humorous element they added and I was so sad at the end of the series about their ending:-/ I'm glad Ed from Graffiti Moon made it to the honorable mentions--I love/d how he is so quiet but deep. Great picks, Jasprit:)

  5. Because you've listed your Top Ten Favourite characters, I'm going to comment on each of them! ;)

    Barrons: So I've only read the first book in the Fever series but I absolutely loved him. OH BARRONS, now you make me want to continue reading the series (which I TOTALLY SHOULD!). I actually liked V'lane too although I didn't see him much in the first book so I definitely to continue the series!

    Tucker: *sigh* I AM TEAM TUCKER in Unearthly but...I am Team Christian when I finished Hallowed. But I STILL LOVE HIM. It's just that the ending of Hallowed made me change to Team Christian :P

    Alex: ALEX! He's so sweet and awesome. SUPER DUPER can't wait for Losing Lila!

    Tom: OH YES YES YES. I really loved The Piper's Son! Tom is so funny, hilarious but amazing. He's so perfect for Tara Finke!

    Jonah: My alltime favourite Marchetta character. I LOVE HIM A LOT! On the Jellicoe Road is also my alltime favourite Marchetta book!

    Fred and George: Even though I haven't read the whole HP books (except book 1!), I totally loved them in the movies. They are so hilarious and funny!

    Étienne St. Clair: *coughs* you know what I think about this awesome hybrid! ;) His I-pretend-I-don't-care-but-I-really-do-hair, his British accent, his crooked smile, when he speaks French, I melt ♥

    Mia: Oh I still remember how I read Princess Diaries when I was young. It makes me want to be a princess! :P

    Lizzie: Now this one I don't know but she sounds awesome. I need to check the book out!

    Adam: Adam breaks my heart a lot in both books. He's too sweet and I feel sad for him when he kept his 'promise'. TEAM ADAM!

    Whew, I'm finally done commenting! Awesome list, Jasprit! ♥

    1. Thanks so much lovely! I love how you adore most of my top ten characters too! You should seriously read the rest of the Fever series and the Harry Potter books! for me they just get more and more awesome as they progress! :)

  6. I love that most of your favorite characters are guys, Jasprit! I just read a post where they were all female, except for Gen from the Queen's Thief. I'm with you on Alex from Lila, but Barrons... I have just one word for you: Curran!
    Some I haven't really met, but woohoo for Fred and George!
    Great post, lovely. I had a lot of fun reading it.

    1. I was actually just going to make a top ten list with all guy characters but I think it would have turned into a top ten literary crush list instead! I've been hearing a lot about Curran I think I remember him making it to one of your lists! Can't wait to meet this fabolous guy you keep going on about! :)

  7. Lol the Princess Diaries, nice pick! I really want to read Unearthly D;,oh and early congrats on your 100 followers!!! Great post, and you have a new follower as well! Would love it if you could check mine out: My TTT.

  8. Awww Etienne and Fred and George! Love those characters! Very suave with the ladies!

    My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-favourite-characters-in.html

  9. How did I forget Barrons!!? And Jonah Griggs!!? I'm so disappointed in myself after seeing your list! ;) Really, great choices.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  10. Ooh Barrons! I can't believe I didn't think of him when making my list!

  11. *dies at the mere mention of Barrons*

    YOU CAN'T HAVE HIM JASPRIT, HE'S MINE!!!! Okay, now that we've got that straightened out, we can move on ;-) Barrons is just so....Barrons. I love him. And Tucker. And Etienne. And pretty much your whole amazing list:)

    1. Jenny it looks like were going to have a fight on our hand over Barrons! Lol I'm also up for sharing but I don't think Barrons is that type of guy! It's great to know you're a Fever fan too! I just wish October would hurry up already so we can get another Barrons fix! Look at that my entire post I've just yammered on about Barrons! What can I say he's a guy that you can never get out of your head! :)

  12. Oooh awesome list! And I can't believe I forgot about Lizzie when I was making my list! I loved Lizzie and that series. :D

    Here's mine: http://sweet-tidbits.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-all-time.html

  13. I love love LOVE how a chunk of your fave characters in books are the book boys -- when I was thinking about my own list, I have to admit that mine was mostly made of those swoon-worthy boys too! x) I haven't read the Fever series yet, but TUCKER! ALEX! ETIENNE! I could probably write an essay about how much I'm in love with each of those boys with enough swoon-inducers to turn haters, I hope! ;)

    (But have you read Hallowed yet? I'm super curious since Christian's not on your list... and I have to admit to having a soft spot for Christian Prescott!)

    Amazing top ten, Jasprit! Do I even have to say that I love it? x) Because I do! <3

  14. Aww thanks Mimi, my list was definitely leaning towards being full of all male characters! There's just too many great ones out there! I've read Hallowed and Christian did nearly make it to my list because seriously which girl did he not affect in that book! But my heart truly belongs to Tucker.. and Etienne and Alex and I could probably go on forever :D

  15. I totally agree with you on numbers 6 and 7, but I haven't read any of the other though. And yay for Dobby!
    Feel free to visit my list :)

  16. I just started reading Anna and the French Kiss today, and I'm already in love with Étienne! Barrons is my absolute favorite character from the Fever series. Great list!

  17. You think answering these questions on the lists is going to be easy but it never is. I liked that you mixed well knowns that will be surely on the top of many lists with a few who aren't expected like Fred and George. Great choices, my dear!

  18. Ohh, Tucker. :) Tom. Adam! So many great picks, Jasprit! I enjoyed reading your favorites list, it's always so nice when you see one and think "oh, he'd be on my list, too." :) I still have yet to give the Fever series another try, but I really must do that one of these days.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. Thanks Wendy, you should definitely pick up the Fever series, they get a lot better as the series goes on! Which book did you get upto?

  19. Jonah Griggs! He would most definitely make my list too. I was just talking about him on Goodreads! ;) And Dobby is one of the best characters ever. I'm glad you mentioned him. Awesome list Jasprit!

  20. Oh I love Mia. Great list.

  21. Oh Jasprit, this is a vanilla-queen's dream list! You named some of my all-time favorites: Adam, Alex, Tucker, Jonah, Thomas Mckee! *wipes drool from chin*

    I've never tried the Fever series, though, so I'm not familiar with Barrons.

    Great list! :)


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