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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Characters I Didn't Click With


Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week's theme: 10 characters I just didn't click with. We all have those characters. So here's my list:

1.  Colin Singleton from An Abundance of Katherine's by John Green

I sucked that I was annoyed with Colin, since he was the main character of the book. Which loosely translates to I really tried to read this book, but struggled. I found Colin annoying and just blah. I struggled to connect with him or any character in the book to be honest.

2. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

This was another book that I read and wished I enjoyed more. I had heard such great things about this book and about finding and adding happiness to your life. I found the author whiney and not a fan. Yes - it's good to take the time to reflect on your life and add some silliness and happiness back into it. But at the same time, I don't think you need to write a book about it.

3. Katherine Roberts from A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

I don't know if it's so much the character or the author's portrayal of the character that I wasn't a fan of. Either way, I felt like she was stereotypical Jane Austen lover and I just didn't click with her. There wasn't anything specific - I was just bored and didn't really like the book either. So that may have something to do with it.

4. Bella Swan from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I'll be honest, I read all of these books. And I loved pretty much every character, except for Bella Swan. I thought she was whiney and needy. It bothered me that she fell into a super state of depression when Edward left her. Get it together girl - a man is not your be all end all.

5. Houlden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I really wanted to like this book and Houlden. I just didn't understand him and the point of the book. He thought he was better than everyone else and he bothered me. Thus making the book not that enjoyable for me. Which was disappointing.

6. Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns by John Green

I enjoyed this book (not as much as The Fault in Our Stars), but I didn't get Margo. I understand wanting to leave a town that you don't like, that has nothing for you. I don't understand the manor in which she did it. Again, I just don't feel like I could connect with her.

7. Lottie from Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

I was annoyed with the rash decisions that Lottie made throughout the book. I liked other characters in the book, but I just didn't understand Lottie and her though process. Why is it a good idea to get married right away? Why is this a good idea?! It baffled my mind, and I found myself annoyed.

8. Becky Bloomwood from Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Another character I just couldn't click with. The first book she was ok, but as the series continued I found myself getting annoyed with her.

What characters did you have trouble clicking with? Let me know in the comments below.
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