Literary Besties

Best friends can be fictional too! If I could go inside of a book and pick out any character to be friends with, it would consist of the list below.

1. Hermione Granger (The Harry Potter Series - Rowling): Book nerd who isn't afraid of much and can help you out with the perfect incantation whenever you are in a pinch!

2. Sally Jay Gorce (The Dud Avocado - Dundy): Sally is tough, funny and has an unrestrained sense of adventure. She is constantly failing at love, so of course we'd always have a lot to talk about.

3. Janie Mae Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God - Hurston): Curious and confident, and never settling for anything less that what she deserves, I think I could learn a lot of Janie.

4. Renée Michelle (The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Barbery): I'd love to have tea with her and talk books and philosophy.

5. Cécile (Bonjour Tristesse - Sagan): Drive fancy cars and lay out on the beach all day - I'm in.

6. Oskar Shell (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Foer): Always eager to learn new things and go wherever the day takes him, Oskar is one of the funniest characters I have read.

7. Jake Barnes (The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway): Constantly having fun at endless parties, but exuding intelligence and stability, I think Jake and I would have a ton of fun.

8. Luna Lovegood (The Harry Potter Series - Rowling): Luna has a great outlook on life and isn't afraid to stay true to herself. There is a lot to be said about people like that.

9. Mma Ramostwse (The Number One Ladies Detective Agency Series - Smith): Incredibly wise and down-to-earth, while not afraid to kick some ass, I think I'd get along great with Mma Ramostwse. Not to mention she owns her own detective agency. It would be fun to help her out.

10. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre - Brontë): I feel like this is a character I could talk with intelligently for hours. Not to mention that she was completely ahead of her time with gender equality... my kind of girl.

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting Top Ten Tuesday!


  1. I think you're too much into Harry Potter. BUT, having a beer with you, Jake Barnes and Bubba Rogowski would be my idea of having a good time.

  2. I think the HP people would be fun to hang out with because, on top of the reasons you point out, they do magic. That would make for some interesting times.

  3. Ben, Maybe you're right. Two characters from Harry Potter may be an overkill. But they are both so great! And I've got to agree with you on the company for a drink...

    Red, Yes! That may be why I have two on my list. There is something so fascinating about it all.

  4. Nice call on Mma Ramostwse. She would be a great friend!

  5. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter series but Hermione seems like an excellent choice.

  6. Renée is an excellent choice, and she would show you Paris ! ;o))

  7. I'm with you on the Harry Potter, add Ron to the list and you're all set :)

    Great list!

  8. I'm with you on the Harry Potter as well! I think I would add Harry himself to the list - after watching the seventh movie I would love to have him as a friend to cheer me up. :)

    I'm a new reader and would love to pass the Versatile Book Blogger award on to you! :)

  9. TwoBilio, Thanks!

    Nicole, She really is!

    Cune, I've seen Paris, but I would love to see it with Renee!

    Erica, Ron is also a great choice.

    L.L., Harry would also be a good friend. Also, welcome and thanks for the award! I'm heading over to your blog now! :)

  10. I thought about Mma Ramostswe for my list too -- she would be a lot of fun to be around.
    Yay for Renee!

  11. You have a wonderful eclectic list. Elegance of the Hedgehog is one of my all-time favorites. I see you are also reading one of my favorite books from last year...The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is a good one to do in book club because it has so much to discuss.

  12. I love Luna! Hermione's on my list, but I didn't think of the wonderful Miss Lovegood.

  13. Hermione would be my first choice too. But I doubt if I would include Jane Eyre in my list, I am Team Jane all the way but there is something about her that's very disconcerting..