Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!
This week's topic was for memorable characters quotes, but that seems a bit too involved for me this week, haha, so I've opted to instead pick some books with memorable characters. Below are books where I can pretty vividly remember the characters, their personalities, etc. (even if I can't always remember names... because I'm just bad with names these days, what can I say?) I've also listed a few of the main characters I think of from those books, though there are often much larger casts as well.
Orka, Varg, Elvar - The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne
French, Rose, Ri, Chi-Boy, Miig, Wab - The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Coal, Ilio, Yurzu, Jatiri, etc. - Flesh Eater by Travis Riddle (+ sequel!)
Kandri, Mektu, Chindilan, Eshett, Talupeke, Ariquina, etc. - Master Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick (+ sequel!)
Sir John Franklin, Captain Francis Crozier, Goodsir, Hickey, Collins - The Terror by Dan Simmons
Davian, Wirr, Asha, Caeden - The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington (+ entire trilogy)
Amalia, Zaira, etc. - The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (+ entire trilogy)
Senlin, Edith, Voleta, Adam, Byron, & more - Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft (+ entire series)
Evie, Theta, Henry, Sam, Jericho, Mabel - The Diviners by Libba Bray (+ entire series)
Liobhan, Dau, Brocc - The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier (+ entire trilogy)
What are some books that you think have memorable characters?
I like your topic switch! I've only read Diviners from your list, and you're right, such great characters. Harp of Kings is what I plan to read next, looking forward to it!ReplyDelete
It's so good, I hope you enjoy it!Delete
Haha, I'm also terrible with remembering character names!ReplyDelete
They are just so hard to keep track of for some reason, haha.Delete
I am also bad with names? I find myself in so many books saying…‘Arthur? Is that right? He’s the one from Georgia?”ReplyDelete
I blame the authors a lot for not making the characters memorable enough, but it’s probably all me.
I went off-topic this week: https://fiftytwo.blog/2021/11/09/ttt-books-you-recommend-the-most/
I know exactly what you mean! I'm always thinking, "I know that name should mean something to me, and yet..." I agree with that, though, because I do tend to remember names of characters that stand out a lot more than others!Delete
Yay! I see Juliet Marillier´s books :D Agree with you, she makes wonderful characters.ReplyDelete
My TTT https://themoonphoenix788811600.wordpress.com/2021/11/08/memorable-things-characters-have-said-top-ten-tuesday-09-november-2021/
She really does!Delete
Nice twist on the topic! I agree—character personalities are definitely easier for me to remember than the things they say.ReplyDelete
Definitely, they are the aspects that really make us remember them!Delete
Great topic! The Terror was one I kinda wanted to read and the Diviners too!ReplyDelete
They are both great!Delete
I love your twist!ReplyDelete
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
The Terror has some great characters! Sending Ascends too, such a fun story.ReplyDelete
The Terror does such a good job of developing characters' backgrounds and personalities!Delete
The Marrow Thieves, Senlin Ascends, Master Assassins, and The Diviners are some of my favorites.ReplyDelete
Lauren @ Always Me