Usually when I have a hard time with top ten tuesday, it’s because I have to narrow down my long list of ideas into just 10 answer. This week that was not the problem. More and more I like the books I read. I’m also pretty predisposed to liking most characters, especially characters most people love. So my list this week is pretty short, and definitely full of characters that are not actually loved by everyone. Although I think they are loved by some – just not by me.
- Mr. Knightley from Emma, by Jane Austen. I love the film version, but in the book he’s too bossy and condescending for my tastes!
- Sal Paradise from On the Road, by Jack Kerouac. Nothing about this book particularly impressed me, but I know it is a favorite to many.
- Jacob from Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen.
- Adam Kent from Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi
- Jamie Frazer from Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. The fact that I didn’t connect with this book baffles many family, friends, and myself.
This is all I could come up with. Better luck next Tuesday! What characters do you dislike? Maybe you can help me come up with more for myself.
Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!
14 thoughts on “Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get”
I did a different twist and decided to simply do books I didn’t like because most of them have characters I don’t like lol But I completely agree with you and outlander. I will admit I never tried reading it, but I know too much of what happens that I will never enjoy it and similarly people are baffled as to how I could not like them!
My TTT 🙂
That’s a great twist. This topic was really hard for me to read. And yeah, Outlander was a hard one for me. But everyone in my family LOVES it.
I’ve never read Outlander, but I’m intrigued that you didn’t connect with Jamie. Have you seen the show? If so, does your opinion differ?
I haven’t watched the show. From what friends have told me about the show I think I would probably like Jamie on the show a lot more than Jamie in the book.
I can’t seem to connect to the Outlander characters either.
You are the first person who’s ever said this to me. Glad to not be perpetually alone in this.
Adam is one that certainly divides people! Great list! 🙂
Yeah. I’m definitely a Warner girl!
aww I love Mr. Knightley but I’ve never connected with Outlander either. My TTT
I love Knightley in Lizzie Bennet Diaries and in the Gwyneth Paltrow adaptation, but in the book he bugs me. But at least someone agrees with me in Outlander!
I totally agree with you about movie Mr. Knightley vs book Mr. Knightley! I absolutely LOVE Jonny Lee Miller in that role.
I also wasn’t a huge fan of Adam (how did he not make my list???). He just seemed so boring compared to Warner and Juliette.
Yeah. It always baffles me when people like Adam over Warner. It seems so clear what’s going on in the sequels.
Adam made my list this week too. Although, I did like Mr. Knightley. The others I haven’t read yet.
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