TOP TEN TUESDAY
April 7, 2015
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was:
Top Ten Characters You’d Like To Check In With
There are quite a few books that I wonder “Where would these characters be now? What would they be doing?” simply because I loved the characters so much and I wish their stories could go on forever! I also love companion series that tell the story of another character but meanwhile have prominent appearances by previous characters or even just small cameos. These are the books I think about the most:
CHARACTERS I’D LOVE TO SEE
The Scorpio Races | Sean & Puck: Where are Sean and Puck now? What are they doing? How is life after the Scorpio Races? Does Sean create a successful business? What happened to Puck and her brothers? What happened to Corr? I just need so much more of them BUT I also don’t think that story should go on. I just want to peek into their lives!
If I Stay/Where She Went | Adam & Mia: WHERE SHE WENT sort of breaks my heart all over again each time I read it. I know how it ends and it is fantastic but I would looove to peek into their lives now and see how they are in their 20s, hopefully happy. Honestly, I could read more about them forever. This one I WOULD love to read more of!
Nantucket Blue/Red | Cricket: I LOVED these books. I keep joking (to myself. Hopefully that’s not too sad of a thing because I never got around to writing a post about it) that I would read “Nantucket Old and Gray”. I loved this series and Leila Howland’s writing and I could honestly read them forever. I wish I could!
Harry Potter | All characters: Of course Harry Potter is one I will never, ever tire of. I would love to read more about the characters as adults. I would love to read more about the teachers. I would love to read more about the new generation, the Marauders, the histories, a different school, a new side of the wizarding world that we don’t even know about. The wizards in Egypt, a book about Quidditch players, a wizard who got trapped into going to a Muggle school, the students of Durmstrang. Honestly JK, it’s not selling out. WE WANT THESE. WE NEED THESE.
The Grisha Trilogy | Alina & Mal: This is another one where I really wouldn’t want another book or novella because it ended so perfectly, but I would LOVE to see little snippets of Mal & Alina’s lives now. Maybe they will appear in Six of Crows!?
Rainbow Rowell’s books: I’d love to check in on all of Rainbow’s characters! It would be great to see all of them again but I think I’m most anxious to peek in on Eleanor & Park! Also, Rainbow mentioned that there was an appearance of two of her characters in LANDLINE! Did you catch it?
COMPANIONS I LOVED
Anna/Lola/Isla by Stephanie Perkins: I absolutely love love loved seeing Anna in LOLA and both girls in ISLA (and even Isla in ANNA! Whew, appearances all around)! It’s so entertaining to see these three books overlap and to be able to see what each girl is up to now. And it truly is the BEST THING EVER at the end of ISLA when we get to see what Anna and Etienne are up to!!!
His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers: Each book was very much its own story and yet they all tied together to the main plot. I really loved getting sneak peeks of what Ismae and Sybella were up to in MORTAL HEART and it was great to see Annith in GRAVE MERCY and be able to see a part of her before her story truly took off!
Gayle Forman’s books: These are almost more like Easter Eggs than cameos… but I LOVED how a band from SISTERS IN SANITY was mentioned in IF I STAY and how Adam Wilde’s music is mentioned in JUST ONE YEAR. It’s so fun to see those two worlds cross over and know they exist together even if the characters don’t share the same story!