Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Top 5 Tuesday: Funny Characters

This week I decided to switch back over and participate in Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by BionicBookworm!

This week's topic is: Top 5 covers of 2019

I love nothing more than a witty, sassy, sarcastic, or otherwise humorous-in-some-way character. I particularly love when there are characters that I find hilarious in otherwise serious or dark books, which is something that I do fortunately come across a lot in fantasy. Having to pick only five funny characters was extremely hard for this week, so I basically just picked two (#1 & #5) that came from the top of my head, then went to Goodreads and looked through my most recently read books to find the rest. 

1. Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

I mean, who else comes to mind immediately after thinking of funny characters from books? Fred and George Weasley are some of my favorite characters and also provide endless comedy relief.

2. Sidonius from Godsgrave & Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Sidonius' humor might be crass and occasionally overly sexual, but he just cracks me up almost every time he opens his mouth. I love that he's such a charismatic because no matter how his jokes might come out, he's got a heart of gold and I love him to death.

3. Rob Sutherland from The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
This was one of the more recent reads of mine and I fell in love with Rob's narrative voice. He constantly had lines that cracked me up, whether they were things he actually said to someone else or just small remarks or retorts that only come through in his narration. I laughed so much throughout this book, largely due to Rob (though also because of the hilarity of other characters involved as well!).

4. Mr. Kindly from The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff
I'm using the same book series because I love Mr. Kindly! He is the definition of dry, dark, sarcastic humor that never failed to make me snort some sort of laughter.

5. Whoever wrote The Everyman's Guide to the Tower of Babel from Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
Okay, so this isn't really a character per say, but these little excerpts at the beginning of each chapter in this book had me chuckling every time.

Have any of these characters made you laugh? Who are some funny books characters you like?


  1. Sidekicks are often the funniest characters, I find. Mr. Kindly is a great example!

    1. They really are! I almost always end up loving sidekicks for that reason.

  2. Fred and George were the first characters that came to mind when I saw the title of this post. I love them. They’re some of my all-time favorite fictional people.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Same here! They make every scene a million times better, I could read their wit and humor all day.

  3. I love Fred and George! I love the way they played off of each other.

  4. Fred & George seem perfect. I've only read the first book but I feel like I've heard so much about them! Merry & Pippin from LotR would be on my list too.

    1. Oh my god, I can't believe I forgot about Merry and Pippin! They're some of my favorites, too! Haha, whoops. Thanks for reminding me about them. :)