Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ten Characters You Just Didn't Click With


Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where we provide a prompt and other lovers of list-making join in on it with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! Just please link back to us if you are participating! :)

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Daisy's Picks

1. Jordan from Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally: I'm such a bah-bah black sheep in my opinion of this book, but I was just not feeling and really not connecting with Jordan at all. I'm still really sad about this.

2. Quentin from The Magicians by Lev Grossman: Quentin and I did not get along. Like there was serious dislike going around. I felt that he was arrogant, whiny, lazy... Just not qualities I like in a character. 

Julia's Picks

3. Honor from The Trouble with Honor by Julia London: Never in my romance novel life have I ever felt so much disconnect with the heroine that I stopped reading until this book. She was so frustratingly annoying that I knew if I ever met her in real life we would not mesh well. I just couldnt muster the strength to care about her happily ever after.

4. Cole from the Everneath Series by Brodi Ashton: Oh Cole. He is really a character I love to hate. Like I can't stand him as he interacts with the other characters, but I give a lot of respect to Brodi Ashton for writing a character so well that I can loath him so much. I didn't understand the love this guy got as an antihero either. He was just a jerk, doing jerk things and always surprising me with new levels for me to loathe him. 



Tahleen's Picks

5. Elizabeth from Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando: Elizabeth was fine for most of the book, but MAN, she got on my nerves toward the end! I didn't really click with her for any of the book, but some parts I wish someone had sat her down and given her a good talking-to.

6. Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: I loved Anna and the French Kiss, so I expected to love this one just as much. I liked it okay. I did not jive with Lola and her kookiness, or her stubbornness in being with the older boyfriend whose name I've already forgotten. I remember the boy next door was Cricket. I know I am in the minority. #sorrynotsorry

**Sorry for not coming up with ten picks for our list this week. It was harder than we expected!**



18 comments:

  1. This list was hard and I had to really search around for characters it seemed, because I overlook faulty characters quickly in favor of ones that I really like anyway. My TTT is a mishmash for sure.

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  2. I felt like this was a hard topic this week, which is funny, because there are plenty of books I didn't click with--but I guess few of them had to do with the characters, necessarily. Whiny characters are definitely a turnoff for me!

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  3. Great post! I haven't actually read any of the books on your list, but whiny and arrogant characters are just the worst, ugh. I can imagine this week's topic was quite hard!

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  4. This list ended up being harder than I expected it to be. And I'm really glad to see Quentin from The Magicians made it onto someone else's list!

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  5. I'm glad to see Quentin and Lola on someone else's list, and for the same reasons!

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  6. I didn't click with Honor either ... My TTT

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  7. Great lists! I haven't read any of these, but this isn't the first time today I've seen Quentin and Lola mentioned. I'd like to check out The Magicians to see what I think of it, but I don't think I'm ever going to be all that interested in Lola and the Boy Next Door or any of the other books in that companion trilogy.

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  8. I think I felt that way about all of the characters from The Magicians! I keep being tempted to reread it and see if it was a mood thing, but I don't think I was very impressed...

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    1. Yeah, I kinda didn't click with any of the characters either, but Quentin stands out for me ;) I wasn't all that impressed with the writing either, so I'm just gonna accept that I didn't like it.

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  9. Great post!! I take the same article!
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    https://confessionslivresetbeaute.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/top-ten-thuesday-ces-10-personnages-auxquels-je-nai-pas-reussis-a-mattacher/

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  10. I read and LOVED Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally and added Catching Jordan to my TBR list. I included a character from Lola and the Boy next door this week, but it wasn't Lola. I also considered adding Cole from Everneath. Great list!!

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/09/top-ten-tuesday-characters-i-just-didnt.html

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  11. Totally agree about Jordan. She's the only protagonist in Miranda Kenneally's books I didn't click with. I was put off reading the others for ages then binge read them all on a couple of days once I moved onto book 2

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    1. Ooh, that's good to know! I've been avoiding her books cause I very much didn't enjoy Catching Jordan, you may have convinced me to give her another shot! :)

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  12. I could not STAND Jordan from Catching Jordan!

    I loved Cole though, in the love to hate him kind of way...I always have a soft spot for villains :P

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  13. Honor was a character I couldn't get into either and I'm surprised that there is someone else who felt the same!

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  14. I didn't click with Lola either, and for the same reasons! My TTT: https://thatgirlandherbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/top-10-characters-i-just-didnt-click-with/

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  15. My super belated list :) (so busy with the Decatur Book Fest): http://vonzereader.blogspot.com/2015/09/ten-characters-you-just-didnt-click-with.html

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  16. Uck! I thought the same about Quentin from The Magicians! I thought he treated Alice horridly and didn't really care what happened to him. In fact, I found the Magician King at a library book sale for .50 and didn't even bother picking it up.

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