Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is
Top Ten Books with Fellow Book Nerds
1. Anne Shirley from L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Anne loves poetry and she wants to write.
2. Emily Byrd Starr from L. M. Montgomery’s Emily of New Moon: Emily’s trilogy follows her struggles as she seeks to become a writer. She has a very influential teacher who is, charmingly, very hard on her work, though ultimately supportive.
3. Jo March from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: Perhaps the most well-known aspiring writer.
4. Rebecca Randall from Kate Douglas Wiggin’s Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm: An aspiring writer who begins, realistically, by not being all that good–not even at spelling.
5. Betsy Ray from Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series: I never identified with her personally, but I’m sure a lot of readers did. She, like the characters just mentioned, wishes to be a writer.
6. Hermione Granger from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series: I think she inspired a lot of girls to embrace their intellectual tendencies.
7. Matilda Wormwood from Roald Dahl’s Matilda: Matilda uses the library to escape her abusive parents.
8. Elizabeth Bennett from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: I agree with Mr. Darcy–people who read books are people I want to know!
9. Faramir from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: If he were not forced to war, Faramir would be at home supporting the arts. What a great steward he would have been.
10. Aragorn from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn is clearly a master of lore, though forced like Faramir to wield the sword.
Who are some of your favorite book nerds?