Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list for today plus links to a whole slew of other blogs. After you read mine, of course.

Today's topic is: Top ten most memorable secondary characters

Instead of focusing on single memorable secondary characters, I decided to do books that have great secondary characters in general.

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Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
I love Jessica and Marcus, the stars of this series, but I also love the members of the "Clueless Crew", the three girls that Jessica is stuck with after her best friend moves away: Bridget, Sarah, and Manda. Also Scotty, the football player she went out with in junior high; "Pepe", the freshman in her French class that has a crush on her; Paul, the senior she crushes on who inadvertently leads her to college in NY; Hy, the new girl who's hiding a huge secret. I love this series so much and cannot recommend it enough if you haven't read it.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Garretts! Especially George. 
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
From the powerful magicians pulling the string to the performer of the circus to the young boy who is dared to wonder into the gates during the day. This book is-there is no other word-magical. 
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howard
I loved the people at the inn where she worked and the boy who eventually turned into her love interest. 
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, Rue, Prim. And on and on and on. Seriously.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Oh, those raven boys. I love each one in his own way.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
The Cullens.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I mean, right? The Wesleys, the Dursleys, Dumbledore, Malfoy, Snape, etc, etc, etc. 
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
Gandalf, Sam, Tom Bombadil. Again, and on and on. 
Prep  by Curtis Sittenfeld
This book here. I cannot even explain the depth in which this author delves. Secondary characters galore.

So those are my choices for books full of memorable secondary characters. What books or characters make your list? Link me up!

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  1. Yay, great list. And I am so jealous that you've read most of the books I want to read. Haha. I saw your blog @ The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten list. And I love the vintage-y look of your blog (I have a thing for vintage things), Natalie! :)

  2. I love the Jessica Darling series too. It was a toss up between the Clueless Crew and Bethany for me, in the end Bethany just about won. Oh and I can't believe I didn't think about Pepe and Bridget- they should definitely be in the mix! Great list, as always Natalie!

  3. AWESOME list. I actually considered several characters from Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter. I couldn't single out just one from the Hunger Games, so I ended up leaving that series off of the list. Including the entire book/series was a great ides. I really liked The Night Circus as well.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/08/top-ten-tuesday-most-memorable.html

  4. YESSS <3 I have Bridget and Percy on my list, I love the other characters in the Jessica Darling series! The Raven Boys, every character is just fantastic!

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  5. Cinna!!!! I don't really remember LOVING him in the books, but I know I really liked him and felt a good deal for him during Catching Fire. I think what really made him memorable for me was seeing him in the movie. Oh, loved Lenny Kravitz! Great list!

  6. I like how you just did books with awesome secondary characters! That was a great idea!\
    My TTT

  7. The Hunger Games and Harry Potter both had a ton of memorable characters! I loved Cinna so much and Haymitch I couldnt' tell if I wanted to punch him or hug him at times. Great picks!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  8. The Hunger Games does a richness of great secondary characters.

    And the Cullens as a family are so much more interesting than Edward and Bella - I picked a specific Cullen for my list (Jasper).


  9. The four raven boys were all fantastic, I loved each and every one of them! They all had their secrets and I thought they were brilliantly written. I really need to read the Jessica Darling series as well, the books look awesome, I just need to get myself copes of them. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  10. George made my list as well. Loved him (and I also had Tim too). You're right, so many great secondary characters in The Hunger Games. Great list! ~Pam

  11. I love the Hunger Games and Harry Potter series! nice list.
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  12. I agree with you about The Hunger Games having so many seriously amazing secondary characters! I love them ALL!

  13. Fabulous list! Definitely agree with so many like the ones from the Hunger Games, the Garrett family, and the HP crew. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Spot on list! Hunger Games, Twilight, and HP. Perfect! I still need to read MY LIFE NEXT DOOR and NANTUCKET BLUE. I know I tell you that often, sorry. Maybe if I keep typing it all the time, I'll actually go out and buy the books. They seem wonderful!

  15. Oh, I like how you compiled your list. I completely agree with My Life Next Door and The Raven Boys. Loved both of those books, and I was very excited to hear that there's going to be a sequel to MLND! :D


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