I'm jumping back on the Top Ten Tuesday bandwagon this morning to participate in this week's question, asked by the good folks over at The Broke and the Bookish: What are your top ten all-time favorite characters?
Well, I rather despite the construction "all-time favorite" since it implies that from here on out, I will form no more opinions about my favorite things, or that nothing I encounter later in life will equal what I've encountered so far. So I'm modifying it to mean my top ten characters I've encountered in literature so far. Some are the protagonists and some play a supporting role, but all of them are wonderful in their own way. In no particular order:
2. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables.
3-4. Samwise Gamgee and Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings.
5. Meg Wallace from A Wrinkle in Time.
6-8. Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series.
9. Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games trilogy
10. The Murray Twins, Poppet & Widget, from The Night Circus. (I'm counting them as one since they're twins and, you know, inseparable)
Oddly enough, there are no Austen characters on my list this week. Usually Austen appears on all of my TTT lists, but I figure she's getting enough airtime from the rest of y'all this week that I can give Elizabeth, Darcy, and Colonel Brandon a skip for now without feeling too guilty. :)
Who's on your list this week?