Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays: Minority Report

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's edition is Top Ten Favourite Minor Characters in novels.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to come up with all ten but I will try my best. Here we go...

1. Christina in Divergent by Veronica Roth
Christina quickly becomes friends with Beatrice/Tris while they begin their initiation into the Dauntless faction. I just really liked how she was a good friend when it would have been quite easy to be bitchy.

2. The Ninja Florist in Textual Healing by Eric Smith
This book is hilarious and I love that Smith adds in these random characters into his book. This woman would show up sporatically throughout the book dressed as a ninja and tied people up. Everytime I encountered this character while reading I couldn't help but laugh out loud.

3. Bitterblue in Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Bitterblue is a survivor and I loved how strong this character was especially since she is only 10 years old.

4. Bailey in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
This is the little girl that Tibby makes friends with in the first installment of the Travelling Pants series. I am not going to lie this little girl made me cry like a baby while reading and while watching the movie.

5. Rosie in Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Well, you may be wondering who this character is. She is the elephant in this novel and I loved that part of the novel. She only takes commands in Polish and she is loyal to her handler.

6. Jess in Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Jess is Becky Bloomwood's down to earth sister who always knows how to put Becky in her place. I love this character because she is not afraid to tell Becky that she is being ridiculous.

7. Harriet Vanger in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
While we don't see much of this character in this book, she is the topic of a lot of conversation throughout the novel. I like this character because she is a survivor. She does what she needs to do to get out of a very dangerous situation.

8. Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She is Anne bosom friend and I loved her character. She is a true friend and she keeps Anne balanced.

9. Brian in My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Brian is the father in this story and I really felt for him. He always wanted to do what was best for his children and I always felt for him when I was reading this book. He struggled throughout the entire novel and this character stayed in my mind well after I was done reading this book.

10. Jonah Miller in The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Jonah is the little brother in this novel and I found him quite endearing. He always had something insightful to say but he was so fragile at the end as well.

Okay so I thought this would be more difficult but I even have an 11th. Here is an extra one:

11. Minny in The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Minny is hilarious. I mean a sh*t pie? Really!? How could you not love this character?

I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's top tens.


  1. I love Christina from Divergent! :) She was such a good friend to Tris. And of course Harriet Vanger...she was a minor character but played SUCH an essential part in the entire story! I haven't read any of the other books, but I'm definitely interested now! Thanks! New follower!


  2. I have Christina on my list as well! Such a great character :) And I loved that you put Bailey on here - I'm a sucker for those younger sibling-esque characters :) New follower!

  3. I also put Christina... Although I wonder if her friendship will change when she finds out about Will in book 2 LOL!

  4. Fun list! I didn't think of Minny or Diana. Dang!
    Here's mine.
    New follower, by the way. ;)