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11 November 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is another fun list featuring a topic I love thinking about, namely characters in novels that deserve their own book to tell their own story! Sometimes as readers we get to know amazing secondary characters in novels and it's such a shame we never learn more about them and their lives. I've managed to come up with 10 characters from series I'd love to learn more about; which characters do you think deserve their own book? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

1. Alice from the 'Twilight' series (Stephenie Meyer)

Alice is one of my favourite characters from the Twilight book series and I'd love to hear her story; how she exactly became a vampire, her relationship with Jasper... I'd love a novel about just her!

2. James & Lilly from the 'Harry Potter' series (J.K. Rowling)

There are so many secondary characters in Harry Potter which I'd love to know more about, but I think my first choice would have to be Harry's parents, Lilly and James. I would absolutely love to read more about their time at Hogwarts together, how they fell in love, etc.

3. Jane from 'Pride & Prejudice' (Jane Austen)

'Pride and Prejudice' is mainly told from the perspective of Elizabeth and Darcy, but I'd love to read a version of the story told completely from the perspective of Jane, with a main focus on her relationship with Bingley. 

4. Sam & Eddie from the 'Cupcakes at Carrington's' series (Alexandra Brown)

Sam and Eddie are main character Georgie's best friends in this fabulous chick lit series, and I love reading about them which is why I would really like to read a book with a focus on one or both of them, discovering more about their story and how they met Georgie. I think it would make a great fourth Carrington's novel!

5. Jenny from the 'I Heart...' series (Lindsey Kelk)

I know there are already a couple of e-book novellas with Jenny as the leading lady, but I'd absolutely love a complete novel about Jenny. She's Angela's best friend in the 'I Heart...' series and I fell in love with her in the very first book and think a book about her would be a best-seller, without a doubt! 

6. Jo from 'Safe Haven' (Nicholas Sparks)

'Safe Haven' is one of my favourite Nicholas Sparks novels and I don't want to give too much away about the plot for those of you who haven't read the book yet, so I'm just going to say I would love to learn more about Jo, and would really like a book written from her perspective!

7. Laurie from 'Little Women' (Louisa M. Alcott)

I'm one of those people who wishes Laurie and Jo would have ended up together in 'Little Women', and I would really love a novel written from his perspective, discovering the story about the March family from the eyes of an outsider.

8. Jane & Michael from 'Mary Poppins' (P.L. Travers)

I'm a big fan of Mary Poppins and I think it would definitely make for some interesting reading to have a story told from the viewpoint of Jane and Michael; perhaps when they're a bit older and remember the days with Mary Poppins? I don't know exactly, but I think it would definitely be interesting!

9. The servants from 'Romeo and Juliet' (William Shakespeare)

Just like 'Longbourn' is a retelling of 'Pride and Prejudice' from the viewpoint of some of the servants in the house, I think it would be fascinating to read a version of 'Romeo and Juliet' completely from the viewpoint of the servants of both the families instead of the two lovers themselves.

10. Mark Darcy from the 'Bridget Jones' series (Helen Fielding)

I'd definitely like to read a retelling of Bridget Jones' story from the eyes of Mark Darcy. He's such a lovely male character and I'd really like to see how he falls for Bridget and how he thinks about everything that happens to Bridget.

What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Laurie made it to my list too! Aside from Alice Cullen, I think a book focusing on Alec and Jane Volturi would be interesting too.

  2. Omg, we both picked Laurie!! I think Amy was his rebound girl. I mean that letter he wrote Jo while he was seeing her, come on O_O My TTT

  3. Oh. I've never read any of those book but they seem great!


  4. I totally agree! Jane needs more. :) James and Lilly would be interesting... never thought about that. I would be interested to see, especially with knowing how immature James was and yet he eventually matured.

  5. I'm a Jo/Laurie fan as well. I think one of the reasons Little Women isn't a book I remember fondly from childhood is because the ending made me so mad! I love the idea of James and Lilly, Jane and Alice. I didn't love the Twilight books but I thought the vampire "siblings" were the most intriguing characters and Alice was probably the most interesting of the 4. Cupcakes at Carrington's is on my TBR. It looks like a fun read!