Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This weeks theme is Characters That Remind Me of Myself
This one took a lot of thinking about!
Jo in Little Women: I don’t think I’m exactly like Jo, but I always wanted to be her. Scribbling in attics, full of courage, and very headstrong.
Anne in Anne of Green Gables: I adore the outdoors, and nature. And I can empathise with her vivid imagination getting her in to scrapes too.
Benny in Circle of Friends: I know what it’s like to be awkward and overweight. So I felt stabs of pain as I read how people knocked Benny and dented her confidence. Especially those that loved her that did it unknowingly.
Too Good to be True: A minor character in this book goes through an early menopause, and it could have been my story. Right down to thinking she was pregnant, and being stunned to be diagnosed with early menopause instead.
OMG What a Complete Aisling: I think every Irish rural woman can identify with being a bit of an Aisling. I’m polite to bus drivers, loyal to friends while also rolling my eyes at their less than loveable qualities, have been known to write passive aggressive notes, know that a garlic cheese chips is the only way to mend a heart, but also knows the calories of everything. Who am I kidding I’m not a bit of an Aisling, I’m a complete Aisling.
Herminone in Harry Potter: Ok let’s be real, the only thing I have in common with Hermione is a love of books, and a passion for learning new things. And a total conviction that the answer to everything can be found in books. But in my next life I’ll have her feisty ways too!
Breathe, Annie, Breathe: Annie is a character that I really saw myself in. Not just because I run but because of her inner battles, sheer determination(aka stubborness) and her lone wolf streak.
Mabel in The Snow Child: I identified with her pain over being childless and read it with a pain in my heart.
Mei in The Daydreamer Detective is a massive daydreamer. In her head, she carves out whole new worlds and directions for her life. It is so funny, all the more so as I do it myself all the time. I’m well used to that annoyed look that I get whenever I space out from a conversation, so I loved seeing it play out in a book.