TOP TEN TUESDAY
October 7, 2014
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: Top Ten Character-Driven Books
Okay, so as usual, I cheated. I came up with twelve of my favorite character-drive novels. Some have a bit more action than others, some are just driven by the characters alone, but these are the books whose characters really made a big impact on me and shaped the story!
So these are my favorite books with the best characters and ones that really made an impact on me! I recommend looking up any one of those if you’re looking for a good book with great characters!
Here’s a list of the books that were mentioned — click on any one to take you to my original review!
Top Twelve Character-Driven Books:
- Althea & Oliver – Cristina Moracho
- Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
- The Beginning of Everything – Robyn Schneider
- The Book of Broken Hearts – Sarah Ockler
- Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
- If I Stay (If I Stay #1) – Gayle Forman
- Nantucket Blue (Nantucket #1) – Leila Howland
- One Moment – Kristina McBride
- Open Road Summer – Emery Lord
- The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
- The Sky Is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson
- Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
Not pictured, but also great character-driven books:
- Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions #1) – Louise Rozett
- Just One Day (Just One Day #1) – Gayle Forman
- Nantucket Red (Nantucket #2) – Leila Howland
- On the Fence – Kasie West
- Something Like Normal – Trish Doller
- This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales
Looking for more recommendations? Check out some of my previous graphics!
- If You Liked… If I Stay: For fans of IF I STAY, here are a few hand-picked selections of books you should read next!
- If You Liked… The Fault in Our Stars: With so many great YA adaptations hitting the big screen, I wanted to make a lovely graphic of suggestions for people who have enjoyed them! This one kicks off the series with recs for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS fans!
- The Book Addict’s “GUIDE” to “Crossover” Books: Know adult readers who want to get into YA? Or YA readers who want to pick up new adult reads? Check out this guide to “crossover” books!
- The Book Addict’s GUIDE to paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy: The second in my series of guides! I hard a hard time separating these three so they all got smushed together.
Infographic: A guide and compilation of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy recommendations
- The Book Addict’s GUIDE to contemporary: First of many to come! I created a road map/choose your own adventure-style guide to YA contemporary romances. If you’re looking for a good contemp read, start here!
Infographic: A guide and compilation of contemporary recommendations