Top Ten Tuesday: Fellow Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it's a way to share what you're loving in list form. The topic changes every week, so there is always something new to discover!
This week's topic is:  Top Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds.  These seem to be the characters I tend to identify with the most when reading, so here goes...

Hermione Granger (obviously!) from Harry Potter Series
  • This should be a no-brainer!  Hermione's love for knowledge and research is unbounded and she proves that girls don't need to dumb themselves down to be accepted.  Bravo!
Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Fire and Ice Series
  • He's brainy, bookish, and hilarious!  Tyrion's snarky attitude and want of knowledge only reinforces the fact that he is (and likes to be) well-prepared in a battle of wits...if not a battle of strength.
Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief
  • Well, she is the book thief, right?  Liesel's need to learn how the read is a continuous thread through the entire book and it's beautiful.  Not only does it lend action to the story through her thievery, it also helps to build a foundation with her adoptive parents.
Meggie Folchart from The Inkworld Series
  • It is because of books that all the action takes place in this magically wonderful series.  Meggie and her father are voracious readers and nerds to the core.  I love the fact that when Meggie packs, it's mainly books that make their way into her luggage!
Matilda Wormwood from Matilda
  • Highlighting her differences with her family, Matilda is a bookworm to the core.  Her visits to the library require a freakin' Radio Flyer Wagon!  That's hardcore.
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan from The Help
  • Skeeter completely goes against the grain and southern tradition in this piece.  Unlike the other girls her age who have married, had children, and become homemakers, Skeeter has gone to college, earned a degree, begun working at a newspaper, and secretly writes a book.  What a role model.
A.J. Fikry from The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
  • Books are AJ's passion.  He owns a bookstore.  He sells books.  He extolls the virtues of being a life-long reader.  Even when his books let him down, he still maintains a deep love for them. 
Helen Rossi from The Historian
  • Helen is a serious researcher and books, myths, and legends are her meal-ticket.  Her detective and research skills are unparalleled and how she formulates her theories is brilliant.
Francie Nolan from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Ah, Francie!  Probably one of the most beloved character on the list.  She's a quiet force and balances this work brilliantly.  You sink into her world and it welcomes you with warm arms.
Oscar Wao from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Oscar is definitely one of the most tragic book nerds on the list, but he's also fantastic.  He's sensitive, learned, and passionate about his wants.  Though his desires are considered lofty by the other characters, he never ceases or waivers in his goals. 
Such a beautiful list of little nerds!  Who are some of your favorite book nerds?

Also, look for next week's top ten:  Fairytale Retellings I've Read or Want to Read

Happy reading!


  1. I was waiting for someone to say Meggie since I'm listening to Inkheart right now. Great list!

    1. Yay! Meggie is wonderful :) I love the "Inkworld" series; it's so magical.


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