Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

I feel like this week's topic could also be titled, "List All of Rainbow Rowell's Books."  In addition to Rowell, here are some other fabulous character driven books for you!

10. Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn
I will continue to press this book on everyone around me until the end of time.  You've been warned.

Just try not to fall in love with every single person in this book.  I dare you.

8. The Assassin's Curse and The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
These characters are spunky and heartfelt and just extremely lovable.  Especially that manticore.

7. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
This book kind of reminds me of The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  Both are spectacular.

6. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
I was surprised at how deeply I cared for these characters by the end of the book.  I expected it to be a more plot driven book, but the characters stole the show.

5. The Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The depth of each character is just as astonishing as the versatility among them.

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
There's a reason this book is so widely beloved.

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
This fantasy series is fabulous.  The characters are a large reason why.

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I had to include at least one of Rowell's books.  Obviously.

1. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
I will be shocked if this is not on every single list this week.

What am I missing?  I'm a sucker for character driven books, so if you've got a good one send it my way!!


  1. You're making my wishlist of books I want to read way way too long. That's a good problem to have, I think.

  2. ...and that was Janelle commenting, not Dallin. Too lazy to sign out and back in.

  3. ZOMG! Your list is awesome! I agree with all of these! Fangirl, Mistborn, and Harry Potter! I love those books so much!


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