Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Ultimate Fictional Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten fictional book nerds. This was a difficult topic because there are a lot of fictional characters who read books, but I wouldn’t call them “Book nerds.” I tried to pick characters who are really, really obsessed with books. I could only come up with 7, so let me know who I forgot.

Ultimate Fictional Book Nerds

7. Ignatius J. Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole): Ignatius is the world’s most pompous writer. He’s the source of my favorite bookish quote: “I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”

6. Guy Montag (Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury): Guy’s job is to burn books, which are forbidden in his dystopian society. He starts hiding books in his house to save them, but then things get ugly.

5. Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief – Markus Zusak): Books are hard to find in Nazi Germany, so Liesel starts stealing them from the neighbors.

4. Hazel Grace Lancaster (The Fault In Our Stars – John Green): Before Hazel dies from cancer, she wants to meet her favorite author and find out what happened to her favorite fictional character.

3. Cath Avery (Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell): Cath’s whole life revolves around her fanfiction stories and a pair of fictional lovers.

2. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling): Harry and Ron would not have survived without Hermione’s bookish knowledge.

1. Annie Wilkes (Misery – Stephen King): She kidnaps her favorite author. You have to really love books to go that far.


  1. Hermione made my list too :) She is the literal brains behind Harry. I didn't think to add Hazel to my list. The book just made me too sad.

    Great list! Here's my TTT

  2. I had Cath and Hazel too. I thought this week was hard!! Misery was a good pick!

  3. This is a great list! I'm a big fan of both Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief and, obviously, I'll always have a soft spot for Harry Potter. I'd definitely add Samwell Tarly from Game Of Thrones to this, he's probably the most relatable character in the entire series.

  4. Hermione, Hazel, Guy & Cath made my list too, they're awesome! I have yet to read The Book Thief... yeah, I know, but it intimidates me. Liesel has made a lot of today's Top Tens!

    Kar @ Pause Time

  5. Oooh, excellent choice with Annie Wilkes, that's a dedicated book fan!

    Here's my top 10

    Mikayla @ Mikayla's Bookshelf

  6. I haven't read most of these but YES to Harry Potter!! I was so torn between Misery and The Shining, but I ended up going with my favorite of the two! ;) Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  7. I haven't read some of these but they seem like my type of books, especially if there's book nerds involved lol. We have a lot of the same people on our list which is pretty cool. great minds think alike!

  8. I feel silly that I left off Liesel from Book Thief. Good job!


  9. Excited to Cather on your list! She's one of my favorite bookish heroines.

  10. I love that you included Guy from Fahrenheit 451. Its been years since I read that book. I should reread it soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

  11. Ha ha, Annie Wilkes is a really devoted book fan, that's for sure! Great list.

  12. I can't believe I forgot Guy! Good post!

  13. YES I totally got Cath and Hermione too, they're like the ultimate book nerds :D I still need to read The Book Thief and The Fault in our Stars though. Awesome picks!!^^ xxx