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This week's topic is inspired by Jamie's Top Ten Characters Who Love Words.
The main character, Diana, in this book has centered her entire life around books. Albeit old ones, but fascinating books none the less. She studies them for a living and loves her job. Actually, I'm kind of jealous.
Tyrion Lannister from this series is the witty, mostly drunken, bookish man with smarts. He just may be one of the smartest characters in the series and he credits his intelligence to books often.
3. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
There are MANY things I love about Celaena but I freaking loved that she was a reader. She feels sad that nobody reads the books in the library and uses her charm to get Dorian to allow her to read them (he gives her his favorite and wants to discuss them!!). She stays up too late reading and devours books left and right…all while waking up the next morning and being a badass.
4. Paige from Emery Lord’s The Start Of Me & You
She’s a writer and has aspirations to go to a summer screen writing program. She’s been dubbed “Grammar Girl” (a nickname she isn’t too fond of). She’s a bookworm who love to reread and when she was younger would sneak off to read at slumber parties (I FEEL YOU GIRL)! And she won’t back down from a debate about Jane Austen.
5. Liesel from Markus Zusack’s The Book Thief:
Liesel is a voracious reader who even did some breaking and entering to get some reading material.
6. Hermione from Harry Potter
How can we make a list of book nerds and not include Hermione who is almost literally always reading? I loved that she was a reader and could relate a lot to her bookish tendencies as I grew up reading Harry Potter. Book nerds unite!
7. Isaac Vainio from Libriomancer
Isaac is a Libriomancer which means he is entrusted with the sacred art of being able to pull things out of books and use them in life. There are of course strict rules, but the rules are meant to be... bent right? By nature of his job, Isaac would have to be a reader if only to catalog all of the cool shit you could pull from stories, or the things that should be avoided.
8. Quentin from The Magicians
Quentin is an Ivy League-bound high school senior who discovers, much to his surprise, that he is a magician, and is admitted to a secret college of magic in upstate New York called Brakebills. Since childhood, he's been obsessed with a Narnia-like series that takes place in a land called Fillory—but after graduating from Brakebills, he and his friends discover that Fillory is real, and it's in trouble.
9. Madeleine Hanna from The Marriage Plot
An English major in her senior year of college, Madeleine is writing her thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that is the central conceit of many of the greatest English novels. So—English major, loves Austen and Eliot...how could she not be a book nerd?!
10. Jess from Ink and Bone
In a world where owning books is illegal, Jess knows the true value of the printed word. To him, a book is almost literally priceless. (His father has a different opinion.) I've only just started this book, but it is already a love story to book nerds.
Who are some of your favorite book nerds in fiction??