July 28, 2015 • Cee • Lists


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is “top ten six characters who are book lovers.” I had to partake in this Top Ten because I gotta spread the love for characters who love to read books. However, like all Top Tens, I had difficulty with this topic because I couldn’t remember the book lovers I’ve read about. It is surely something I’d take notice or remember, right? Wrong. I could initially come up with three, hence why there’s only six here. That’s okay!

Let’s just appreciate the ones I can remember, and you can tell me what I missed!


penumbraClay Jannon, the main character of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, is the epitome of a book lover. He works at a weird bookstore; he loves a fictional fantasy series called The Dragon-Song Chronicles; and if he didn’t love books, Mr. Penumbra wouldn’t have allowed him to help run the store.


You think “Matilda” when you’re asked about book lovers. Matilda is the #1 book lover of my childhood. She lives and breathes them; she made me interested in books just by seeing how passionate she is about them. Books serve as an escape for Matilda during the tough times at home. You’ll always find Matilda with a book in her hand.


While his older sister is the inventor, Klaus Baudelaire is the reader in his family. He can devour books so quickly and remember them easily because of his eidetic memory. He uses the books he reads to help his family out of dangerous and sticky situations like the countless times Count Olaf tries to kidnapped them.


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Alana’s love for romance novels—one in particular called A Night Time Smoke—makes me cheer in delight. She has read that book over and over again, and constantly gushes about it. She’ll shove it into anybody’s face because she loves that book. The book’s the reason she and Marko bonded in the first place, and the author’s why they set off for his home.


Catherine Morland loses herself in the gothic novels she reads. They’re all full of mystery and intrigue. Her imagination runs wild after reading them, and it’s what causes her to get into misunderstandings when she was staying over at the Tilney’s house.



Of course Sydney Sage is a big reader. How else would she know everything there is to know? She’ll glare at you if you watched TV/movie adaptations instead of reading the books. She’s very passionate about it.  

Have you read any of these books? What books have you read that have big book lovers? 


12 Responses to “TOP TEN TUESDAY | Characters Who Are Fellow Book Lovers”

  1. I actually haven’t read all of them, but I recognize some. I know Matilda and Klaus from the movie, and I like it! Sydney Sage also appear in Vampire Academy series so I remember her (though I don’t know if she’s a booknerds xD). Anyway, nice list!

  2. Yeay to Alana and Catherine, who were both included on my list this week. : D

  3. *hides* I’ve never read Matilda, or seen the movie. I didn’t even hear about it until I was an adult! Need to fix that, I suppose.

  4. Katherine says:

    I loved Matilda growing up! Lots of good characters on this list.

  5. I didn’t even think about Alana! Great choice! I love how bookish she is!

  6. I didn’t think about Matilda, but she’s an awesome choice! Klaus and Catherine Morland are also great choices. You have some great choices!

  7. I thought this topic was going to be a cinch, but I was SO wrong. I came up with ten, but I had to think about it really, really hard since I have a terrible memory. Matilda was a definite must-have for me. She’s awesome in so many ways.

    BTW: Your blog design is so cute. I love it!

  8. Dawnie says:

    I keep forgetting about Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. I wrote it down now so that maybe i remember it the next time i want to buy a book.
    Matilda is also on my own list, she just is the very first book lover that I ever knew, who can not include her?
    And by the way, i had a hard time thinking of 10 as well, i did in the end, but once i started to look through other people’s lists and seeing books i read and loved i did not understand how i had so much problems thinking of some! It is hard to remember a specific thing when you have to, at least to me it is in those kind of situations.
    I do have a question, i keep hearing about the Bloodlines series and i know that it is the Spin of or sequel or something to another series that i tried to read but did not like to much. Is it necessary to read the other series before trying Bloodlines to understand that series? Or can i just try it out?
    Fantastic List :)

    • Cee says:

      You definitely do not have to read Vampire Academy to read Bloodlines. I only read the first book of Vampire Academy, and decided to stop because I wasn’t into it. Although the two series are linked, they are still separate enough that I didn’t feel like I was missing anything major. Besides, I really prefer Bloodlines because Adrian Ivashkov is the best! ;D

  9. Megan says:

    I always adored Klaus for his bookishness! I was so jealous of his memory and I really think his character helped my love for reading progress x

    Megan / http://www.pixiecrop.com

  10. Chrystal says:

    I still need to read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore…. thanks for reminding me!

  11. Alexa S. says:

    I’m so happy to see Matilda on your list! She was the first character I ever read about who expressed a love for books, and I was inspired by her to keep on reading too.

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