Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (38)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top Ten Characters Who Remind Me Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life
AKA The Most Challenging List Yet
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 

1. Anna from Anna and the French Kiss
I definitely wouldn't say Anna and I are exactly alike, but I think we share a lot of the same characteristics. Not to mention, I loved it when she went off on her dad's writing because she sounded exactly like I do when I rant about stuff like that!
Anna and the French Kiss

2. Sara from When it Happens
We spell our names the same, we're both workaholics, our favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, we love John Mayer, and we both dream about living in New York. (Or in my case, a city in general.) So yes, I felt we had a decent amount in common. 
When It Happens
3. Daniel in The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
My older brother and I have a bigger age gap than Mara and Daniel, but he still reminds me of my brother in that he's always looking out for her. And he teases her a decent amount, too, but that's what brothers do. (:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)
4. Steph from How to Be Popular
Unfortunately, Steph reminds me a little of my middle-school self. I definitely wanted to be popular. I think most kids do at some point in their lives. Luckily, I had a revelation much like Steph's and was able to overcome that. 
How to Be Popular
5. Angela, Zoe, and Maddie from ttyl
Again, back to the middle school days! Back then I had two close friends and we fancied ourselves a lot like the protagonists. In hindsight, I don't know how true that is, but it was fun all the same.
ttyl (Internet Girls, #1)
6. Viola from Viola in Reel Life
When I read this, I remember relating to her because she had a passion. Even though mine is more with books than with video cameras, it still struck a chord.
Viola in Reel Life (Viola, #1)
7. Miles from Looking for Alaska
Despite the whole gender-difference, I really connected with Miles. He's maybe a little awkward, trying to find meaning in life, and he's got a good (if a bit crazy) set of friends. 
Looking for Alaska

That's all I can come up with! Most characters display traits that I relate to certain friends and family members, but none are exact copies, so this is the best I can do. (And while I may be able to come up with a few more, I don't want to insult anybody. (;)

Who's on your list? Leave a link! 


  1. Haha Yes the TTYL girls!! Definitely middle school all the way :) I like your list, this was a super hard one!

  2. Love your list. Daniel reminds me of my older brother too! That's a great one that I didn't think of!! :D

  3. Great job. Ah, I wish I could give my middle-school self a hug :)

  4. Hah,I have someone who reminds me of my adolescent self on my list too!
    It's pretty impressive how many similarities there are between you and Sara. I wish I could say that Anna reminds me of myself, but it isn't the case.

  5. A wonderful list :) I agree, it was most challenging.

    Sharon @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week..

  6. I love Miles. I wish I had included him on my list!

  7. I had Anna on my list as well. :) But mainly for the love for cinema. :D

  8. I agree with you that this was a difficult topic! I still have to read Anna and the French Kiss (yeah I know: shame on me ;)). Great list!

    My TTT

  9. It's such a hard topic! I need to read Looking for Alaska...sounds a little like me!

  10. Whoa, you did better than me! I could only come up with four or five. Here's my TTT: http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-ten-characters-who-remind-me-of.html

    BTW: I tagged you for the Liebster Blog Award (http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-blog-award.html) Congrats!!!

  11. Great list! I really liked the character of Viola in Reel Life. Finally a character that has a passion in life. I liked it a lot! :)

    Here's my link:


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