Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top Ten Books for Readers who like Character Driven Novels

I don't normally pay attention to whether books are plot driven or character driven (or whatever other "driven" they are) so this prompt actually made me really think about that.
  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling- The characters in my opinion are some of the best aspects of the novels. :)
  2. Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  3. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery
  4. Any Charles Dickens novels- Special thoughts towards Little Dorrit, Nicholas Nickelby and David Copperfield, as I remember them having especially interesting characters. 
  5. All Jane Austen novels- My favorite obviously being Pride and Prejudice. :)
  6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  7. P.G. Wodehouse novels- Jeeves and Wooster... enough said. :)
  8. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens)
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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8 comments:

  1. I love how there's always an interesting character in Charles Dickens' books. I guess with such large casts of characters, it's hard not to! Great list :)

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    1. Some of the most memorable characters in all of literature are from Dickens... I think his characters have subtly influenced so much of modern writing.

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  2. I tried very hard to like The Book Thief, but gave up and have no wish to see the movie

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    1. That's too bad. In my opinion, and this is just about the only time I'll say it, I think the movie was better than the book. There were aspects of the book that didn't make it into the movie that I think improved the story. All that to say, you might actually like the movie even if you didn't like the book. :)

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  3. I confess that I haven't read much Dickens (other than part of Great Expectations in high school) and I haven't finished a Jane Austen novel yet... though I am familiar with most of the stories and characters from those two authors. I don't think their works would be so popular for film adaptations if they didn't have such strong characters.

    Jane Eyre is one of my favourite classics of all time. It definitely has strong characters that drive the story!

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    1. Dickens are hard to read but always worth it. I just try to read a couple every year or so, when I'm in the mood for them. I don't like to force them on myself or else I don't end up enjoying them as much.

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  4. These are all so fantastic and I've read them all (except #6 and #7) and yet I only have TWO of them on my own list. I feel like a list of good Character-Driven novels could go on forever!

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  5. Big YES for Harry Potter and Jane Eyre, can't believe I forgot to add those to my own list! Some great picks, Lois! :)

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