Tuesday 7 October 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Driven Novels

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Top Ten Reads for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

1. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A touching story about an 11 year old boy who loses his father in 9/11 and must find his own way to deal with his grief. I absolutely loved this and would recommend it even if you didn't like character driven novels.

2. Matilda by Roald Dahl
This is a pretty obvious choice but it's such an amazing story that deserves a shout-out anytime.

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
There's a reason why the novel is named after the character - Jane Eyre is probably the original "bad-ass" heroine, in her own way, and I loved her journey from child to adulthood.

4. This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
Not entirely fiction, Tobias Wolff relays his childhood in this memoir, delivering a passionate and haunting tale.

5. The White Queen (The Cousins War #1) by Philippa Gregory
Elizabeth Woodville is the star of this historical novel, and by far my favourite female character of all time!

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Whilst I've noticed that everyone had Eleanor and Park, I felt like I really connected with Cath in this more and her progression was engaging and relatable.

7. Wonder by R. J Palacio
This was both sad and awe-inspiring.

8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
You get two for the price of one in this, and it depends on whether you want to choose or love both the female characters.

9. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
Surprisingly, I feel like the character that really delivered this story was a side character by the name of Tiny. He is the epitome of positivity and kindness.

10. Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Ok, this series is hands down one of the best ongoing series right now and I'm sneaking it in because I think everyone needs to read it. Now!

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