Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Top Ten Characters I'd Like To Check In With

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

Top Ten Characters You'd Like To Check In With (meaning, the book or series is over and you so just wish you could peek in on the "life" you imagine they are leading years down the line after the story ends)

What an interesting prompt!  Of course, my gut reaction is to just list ten Harry Potter characters, but since Rowling has already supplied us with a few glimpses into her characters' adult lives, I decided to make this list using other characters who I also love, but whose fates no one knows after the end of their books.  Here are a few characters whose futures I'd love to peek into:

10. Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
This series closed beautifully, but I still have a few questions about Elisa's godstone and what her godstone task actually accomplished.  I'd also get a kick out of seeing her triumphantly running a kingdom.

9. Holden Cauflield from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Oh, Holden.  I'd so love to see Holden's future.  Hopefully it contains more emotional peace than his teen years.

8. Jennifer from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Beth and Lincoln are great and all, but Jennifer was my personal favorite character.  I'd love to know her future, if she's happy, and whether she ever had a baby.

7. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Because Cath is my homegirl.

6. Han and Raisa from The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
I love this series so much.  As much as they accomplished separately and together, I know their reign will still be filled with trials, and I'd love to watch them conquer them together again.

5. Sturmhond from the Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo
Because Sturmhond.

4. Bitterblue from the Graceling series by Kristin Cashore
This is another series that ended leaving a young ruler in charge of the land.  I want to know how she's handling it all!

3. Gale from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Team Gale.  Please let him find some happiness after everything he went through.

2. Aibileen from The Help by Katheryn Stockett
This book was utterly captivating.  I hope Aibileen held on to her strength and hope in future years.

1. Kathy from Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
This book killed me.  What I wouldn't give to see Kathy be truly happy.

Who would you want to check in with?


  1. You're the second person I've seen with Holden on their list. I actually have no desire to know anything about him. It's sad, I know. But, I really hated Catcher in the Rye. Gale is an interesting choice. I didn't think of him because I'm team Peeta, but I would be interested to see how he is now. And, I didn't think of Bitterblue either. Good choices!

    1. Thanks! I sometimes wonder more about the character that didn't get the girl rather than the one who did. I would feel better knowing they received their own happy ending, eventually. Holden is definitely not a likable character, but how many teenagers are? I'd like to see him more settled as an adult.

  2. You have a great list. I can't believe I forgot Katniss from Hunger Games!

    1. I'm more interested in Gale than Katniss, but there are several characters from The Hunger Games that I wonder about. :)

  3. I've only read the first Girl of Fire and Thorns book, but I'm really excited to continue with the series. I definitely agree with Sturmhond -well, duh- and Cath. Although I would love a book about Levi even more I think.

    Great list!

    1. Oooh, definitely continue the Girl of Fire and Thorns series! That one is so, so good. And, yes, Sturmhond was a given. :) Oh, I love Levi, too. He and Cath are such great characters.

  4. I agree with you on a lot of these. Wouldn't it be nice to see what happens to ask the characters we love? Poor Gale. I hope he finds peace too.

    1. Yes! Totally. I hope Gale ends up happy. Wish I knew.

  5. Both Cath and Levi made my list, too. Kathy almost made my top ten.

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Happy to meet another Never Let Me Go fan! Cath and Levi really are the best, aren't they?


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