Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Characters I Didn't Connect With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today's Top Ten is once again about characters. Only this time, the characters are those that I didn't really connect with. Here they are in no particular order.

1. Peeta Melark from the Hunger Games - I've read the books. I've seen the movies. And I still don't connect with him too well.

2. Bella Swan from the Twilight series - I'm not sure if I've ever met a more flat character than Bella. I wasn't impressed at all with her.

3. Edward Cullen from the Twilight series - The vampire that Bella falls in love with. The other members of his family are so much more interesting. I really couldn't understand what was his appeal.

4. Cosette from Les Miserables - While this is by far one of my favorite movies/musicals (Amanda Seyfried is one of my favorite actresses), I've read the book too. I get the fact that she's the child who goes from nothing to having everything. I understand that. But she doesn't seem to have much depth to her. Sure, she's been sheltered, but there should still be more to her. I understand she's somewhat
minor, after all the book/films are about Jean Val Jean.

5. Julia Elliston from the Price of Privilege Series by Jessica Dotta - She's the narrator of the series, but I didn't connect with her in the first book and as a result haven't read the others.

6. Jane Eyre & Mr. Rochester - I never really understood them when I read the book in junior high. Now that I'm an adult, I still don't get them.

7. Josh Jones from the Seasons of the Heart Series by Janette Oke - I've read all of her books. And this character is the one I just don't connect with at all. As a result, this series is probably my least favorite of hers.

8. Carter and Sadie Kane from the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan - After loving the Percy Jackson books, I was excited to read the Kane Chronicles. Especially since I love the Stargate Series which is based very strongly in Egyptian Mythology. But unlike Percy and the other demigod, these two magicians, I didn't connect with. I remained pretty confused as I read the books. Maybe I should try again.

9. Arthur Dent from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - I read these books at a time when that was almost all I was reading. But looking back now, I have to wonder, what I ever enjoyed about them? Sure, they're rather humorous, but I can't remember why I even liked Arthur to begin with, so he made my list today.

10. Bree (the Talking Horse) from The Horse and His Boy, Chronicles of Narnia - I've grown up reading the Chronicles of Narnia. Over and over and over again. Yet for some reason, The Horse and His Boy is one I just skip. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I really don't like Bree, the horse. I find him to be a bit arrogant and condensing.

10 comments:

  1. I had Bella at the top of my list but didn't add Edward. Seriously, I hate on that series so much, I decided to give it a break. When there was a list about characters I would want to drown, I think 3 of my top 5 came from Twilight.

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    1. While I don't hate the Twilight series, Alice is by far my favorite character of the series and Breaking Dawn my favorite of the books. Maybe I just like Alice and Nessie.

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  2. I always skip The Horse and His Boy too lol. Completely agree with your list :) My TTT

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    1. Yours was pretty good too! And I have discovered that the Horse and His Boy is more interesting as the audio drama.

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  3. Good list. A few of these I should have thought of. Bella is a character I have missed feelings about.
    Here’s mine http://wonderstruck-kcks.blogspot.com/2015/09/characters-i-just-didnt-click-with.html
    Happy Reading!

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    1. What I love about TTT is that everyone's lists are so different.

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  4. Even without reading 'Les Mis,' I get your comments and feelings about Cosette. She is a bit "bland." I didn't care for the musical version (I know, I'm 100% in the minority), but independent of that, she doesn't have much personality. Fun list!

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    1. Like I said, Amanda Seyfried is one of my favorite actresses and she totally made up for Cosette being dull and boring just because her singing voice is beautiful. I remember when I watched the Liam Neeson version. I left the theater wondering what purpose Cosette (played by Claire Danes in that film) even served in the story.

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  5. I didn't even waste my time putting down Twilight.

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. Lol! Your list was good too. Yeah about Twilight. There are too many characters that are flat and the movies didn't help bring them to life.

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