Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Character's You'd Want as Family Members

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's  Top Ten List: The Top 10 Characters You Wish Were Members of Your Family

1. The Boatwright sisters from The Secret Life of Bees 

More specifically August Boatwright.  Talk about a lovely, nurturing motherly type.  I wouldn't mind her being in my family one bit.

2. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird 
Is there anyone more good and just in all of literature?  I think not.  I'd certainly want him to be my dad. 

3. The Weasleys from Harry Potter
They are delightfully eccentric.  Who cares if they're poor?  They're fun to be around. 

4. India Opal Buloni from Because of Winn-Dixie 
 Anyone who rescues a dog from being carted away to animal control and then names that dog after the grocery store she found him in is one sweet, fun-loving kid.  I think I'd like to hang out with her!

5. Moose Flanigan from Al Capone Does My Shirts 
Moose is a good kid and I always felt really bad for him the way his mom always made him be a third parent to his autistic sister Natalie.  If I were related to him I'd tell his mom to back off!

6. Julian Singh from The View from Saturday 
I loved how Julian embraced his weirdness and didn't care what others thought of him.  He marched to the beat of his own drum and encouraged others to follow along to his rhythm.

7. Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson
C'mon!  Who wouldn't love having this kid as their fun, flamboyant gay cousin?  He'd be so entertaining on holidays.

8. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
Let's see... she took the place of her sister in the Capitol's gruesome fight to the death... and she won. (I'm assuming that you've probably already read the book so sorry for the spoiler) Yeah, I think I'd want her to be my sister!

9. Anna Oliphant from Anna and the French Kiss 
Clever, witty, and full of stories from Paris.  I'd definitely want to sit with her at the Thanksgiving dinner table - just tell her to bring St. Clair with her!

10. Mia Hall's entire family in If I Stay
OK, so I know that Mia's entire family dies in the first few pages of the book, but the entire time I was reading this book, all I could think about was how absolutely cool her family was and how much I wished I had parents like hers.


  1. Atticus is a favourite with most!

    These are interesting picks. I had tough time with it yet somehow picked TEN!

    Here is my Top Ten Picks post!

  2. India--fun choice, wonderful reason. Great List! So many great characters to choose from it was hard to decide! Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  3. Nice list...even added a "new to me" book to my TBR list from it!

  4. Great Choices! I also had Atticus and picked Molly Weasly for mom.

  5. Interesting and great choices,stop and see mine.

  6. Yay! Another The View From Saturday choice. (i was leaning toward Julian but i love all of them so much i just picked them all) Tiny Cooper also a lovely choice.

  7. Most definitely Atticus. I left him off my list, but he should definitely be on there.

  8. Man, I haven't thought about The View from Saturday in a long time. I may need to find another copy of that.

    Atticus made my list too -- and lots of other people's too. He's a great character.

    I didn't think about the Weasley kids, but I can imagine bouncing around that topsy-turvy house of their quite happily. If I can't be family with them, I'd love being their friend.

  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I thought you said you put Enzo on your list, too. Hmm...must have read it wrong. I like your pick of Tiny Cooper. He'd really shine at those family events.

  10. The Weasleys and Katniss Everdeen...great choices!!!!