Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays with Minor Characters

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Minor Characters in Literature.

1. Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I mean come on, anyone who's read the entire series won't need an explanation here. Neville turns out to be totally badass! Go Neville!

2. Lula from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. One of the funniest characters ever. Overweight hooker turned incompetent assistant bounty hunter. Seriously. Awesomeness.

3. Charlie Swan from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I totally heart Bella's dad. He loves her, but he doesn't know how to live with a teenage girl. He's adorable. But I might have been influenced by the movies here, because the guy who plays him steals every scene he's in.

4. Deb from What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. I'm reading this right now and Deb is awesome! She seems like the typical geeky character when we first meet her, but then in each subsequent scene we learn something crazy about her. She is so not what you expect her to be, which is cool.

5. Hagrid from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. He's big and cuddly and he loves Harry. And he loves animals like to a fault. I love that about him!

6. The Weasley twins from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Totally hilarious. Although, I might have started loving them more after the movies came out, because seeing them in action really makes the comedy stand out.

7. Gramma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Totally crazy little old Italian lady. Steals every scene she's in because she's hilarious. I mean, the whole series is hilarious, but every thing she does and says is insane!

8. Mike Montgomery from the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. Aria's little brother has a better part in the books than the TV show. He starts off as a cliche wannabe popular sports guy. But then he turns out to be really sweet when he likes Hanna.

9. Walter "Moon Man" Dunphy from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. He was one of Stephanie's skips and then he showed up in future novels. Because he's hilarious. Super stoner who doesn't worry about anything. Even when he's helping out and it puts him in danger, he doesn't seem to realize it.

10. Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I loved Elizabeth's father from the very first chapter when he's teasing his wife. He's sarcastic and he favors Elizabeth over his other silly daughters. I know he has his faults too, but every scene he's in, he makes me laugh.

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  1. Just finished the Harry Potter series last week. I agree about both of your choices...Neville becomes that hero he never could be in Harry's shadow, and the twins!

  2. Harry Potter always seems to steal the scene with minor characters, but I think that the best books have minor characters you love as much (or more) than the MC. And Mr. Bennet? Love him!