Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday- Books With Characters Who...

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (April 21st) I'm one of them :)



Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Are Nerdy


I love nerds.  I like to call them nerd-alerts.  Here are my favorite nerds from some of my favorite books.  Some of them are super smart... some of them are extremely bookish... some of them are just a little socially awkward.  They are my people.  Nerds Unite :)



1.  Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- The #1 nerd of all nerds.  How many times did her knowledge save Harry and Ron's butts??  She rocks!
2.  Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Ronald Dahl- Matilda loved to read and learn and her brains really had no boundaries.
3.  Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Cbosky- Charlie is more of an awkward character than he is nerdy, but he did love books and he definitely didn't fit in very well.
4.  Cath Avery from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- The ultimate Fanfic nerd!!
5.  Kent McFuller from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver- Awww Kent, cute and odd and so adorable.  He dressed in his own way and he didn't care.  Totally crush-worthy nerd.
6.  Ashley Price from Solving for Ex by LeighAnn Kopans- Ashley's goal in life was to be on the Mathletes.  Enough said.
7.  Jessica Darling from Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty- Oh Jessica, you're so smart and you really don't care what people think.  But will you use your powers for good??
8.  Julia from Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill- Julia Gulia.  Okay, so that's not her name, but she pretty much was!!  Her nickname was Book Licker.
9.  Ryan Dean West from Winger by Andrew Smith- Ryan Dean is 14 and in 11th grade... so yeah, he's pretty damn smart.  He's also totally awkward and awesome.
10.  Isla from Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins- Isla is #1 in her class.  She stays to herself and her BFF Kurt, but has this mega-crush on the cool guy.  Love her.





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24 comments:

  1. Great topic! Give it up for the nerds! :)

    Check out my TTT.

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  2. Aww, nerds! Or as I also like to call them, geek chic! The best thing about nerds is that they're actually the coolest. I loved FANGIRL and ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER and liked MEANT TO BE and BEFORE I FALL. I totally need to read MATILDA and want to read McCafferty's books.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. Geek Chic... I love it!!! And yes you really do need to read Matilda!

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  3. I love nerds - my whole family are nerds. ;-) Yes yes yes to Hermione, and I'll have to check out some of these other titles. Fangirl is on my TBR list.

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    1. You won't regret reading Fangirl, it's fab!

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  4. I love Isla and the Happily Ever After and Meant to Be! I have yet to read Sloppy Firsts though, and so many people have great things to say about that series. I'm hoping to try the series sometime soon. Great picks :)

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    1. The first 2 Jessica Darling books blew me away!

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  5. Nerdy characters are some of the best characters! You've featured some great nerds! My TTT!

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  6. Great choice of topic! I love nerds! Oh, and Kent from Before I Fall could have easily made my list today :)

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

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  7. Great list and love that you've gone with nerds for the topic this week! Some awesome books!
    My TTT

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  8. Great list - I almost did something similar and quite a many of these books would have made my list as well! :) Fangirl is such a great book - I reread it a while ago and liked it even more second time around.

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    1. I would LOVE to read it a 2nd time. Especially before the Simon Snow book comes out so I refresh my memory.

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  9. Very cute choice of topic! Hermione and Matilda are great choices - I wonder if Hermione read Matilda when she was younger and realised the two of them were rather similar... ;)

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    1. I would totally put money on Hermione reading Matilda.... I wonder what other books she loved growing up!! That's a good question for J.K.

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  10. Great idea for a list! I'd add the main character from The Rosie Project. And almost everyone in the family in Wrinkle in Time.


    Here's mine: Book Characters Who Can Teach Us How to Be Happy.

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    1. I haven't read The Rosie Project. Something I need to get to!

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  11. Love nerdy characters! Matilda, Hermione, and Cath all made my list too, of Characters I'd Totally Share a Library With.

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  12. Great topic! I love nerds. Hermione is the best. Cath is super fun as well.

    Happy TTT!

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  13. I love a good nerdy character. Great list :)

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  14. Great TTT! One of my favorite recent nerds is Lulu from My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp. She recites the periodic table as a lullaby, so yeah. :D

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    1. Wow that's pretty awesomely nerdy!

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  15. I love your topic. Nerds Unite! Here is my list http://videoclimbersvariations.blogspot.com/2015/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-with.html

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  16. Great topic! I love nerdy characters in books! I think Hermione and Matilda are among my favourite nerds in books, I love both of them. I also have Before I Fall and The Perks of Being A Wallflower (seen the movie, haven't read the book) on my TBR list.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/top-ten-tuesdays-2/

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