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Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds
love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.
When I started thinking about this topic, I realized that I don’t read many books featuring fellow book nerds. As always, I know I’m going to see other peoples lists and wonder why I didn’t think of that character. It took me a while, but I finally found ten. And a bonus character for all of you who actually make it to the end of the list.
So let’s get started!
Harry Potter Series
Of course Hermione is the very first character to pop into my head for this list. She is clever and loves to read and research books to add to her endless fount of information. “Haven’t you read Hogwarts, a History?” is a common question posed to pals Harry and Ron.
I was debating here between two Stephen King characters – Annie and The Shining‘s Jack Torrance. I decided that Annie wins out after kidnapping her favorite author and holding him captive. With an axe.
Hazel Grace Lancaster
Hazel loves books, and one of her greatest obsessions is wondering how her favorite book ends. I mean, the author just abruptly stops the narrative. Thanks to Augustus Waters, she gets to travel to Amsterdam to try and get some answers from the author. Right before we hit All. The. Feels.
Daphne de Luce
Flavia de Luce Series
Daphne always has her nose stuck in a book. The estate’s library is her sanctuary.
One of my favorite classics. Jo dreams of being a writer, and this is the story of her and her three sisters growing up in a small New England town during the civil war.
Roxy is a ghostwriter living in Sydney, Australia. It’s inevitable that with each book she’s working on, she ends up in the middle of a mystery.
Cotton Malone Series
As a retired agent from the Magellan Billet, Cotton wants nothing more than to enjoy his life as a bookseller in Copenhagen. He has a true love and appreciation for the written word and rare books. But the Billet just keeps pulling him back in for more adventures, taking him away from his beloved bookstore.
Hugo Martson Series
Hugo works for the US Embassy in Paris, France, but he knows his way around rare books. Particularly in the first novel, The Bookseller, we see Hugo’s appreciation and love for rare books.
John Charles Gilkey
This is actually a non-fiction story about a book thief. John Charles Gilkey steals rare books not for money, but because he loves books and wants them for himself. This was a really interesting read about the world of rare books.
Another non-fiction. Trying to cope with the death of her sister, Ms. Sankovitch dedicated a year of her life to reading one book each day and blogging a review. (I would love to do this!) She chronicles the experience in this memoir.
Okay, technically she doesn’t fit this list because she’s a TV character and not a book character. But Rory is probably the biggest fictional book nerd out there. She always has a book with her – even when she’s on a date with Dean.
Who makes your list? Who did I forget? Comment below or link up to your own Top Ten Tuesday!