Hello Top Ten Tuesday!
I can’t say I know any character that exactly reminds me of myself. I can think of a few who may present an aspect that would remind me of how I am.
So this list may be scatter-brained. Lets see what happens. Might be a few spins on things because I am only so clever.
And yes, I know I could do a backlist version, but I personally have made it a goal to push myself outside my comfort zone. In this way, I’m trying to do the post regardless because it causes me to think a bit more about my choices.
Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
She’s a baker, I’m a baker. Though granted she can bake cookies and THAT IS SERIOUSLY WHAT I’M WORST AT BAKING. I’m trying though.
Feyre from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre goes through some really crappy things, but I’m focusing on the fact she got away from a male who never saw her true worth and who she thought she loved. I went through the same kind of thing before I met my husband (and y’all, I’m so glad I went through that storm to get to him).
Hazel from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Hazel reminds me of myself because she’s often been described as having a flair for the absurd, but also owning who she is. Do I dance in the middle of an aisle when my jam comes on? YES. Does my husband think I’m silly? YUP. But I never want to lose doing this simple silly things in my life.
Lira from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
I believe I was a mermaid in another life. My obsession is strong, so Lira reminds me of all the things I love about the ocean and its mysteries.
Max from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
I live in fantasy books and often I find myself wishing they were real. Max reminds me of myself because he’s able to dive into his imagination like I often enjoy every time I pick up a book.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
This isn’t a character (it’s non-fiction), but this book reminds me of myself. I am passionate about the benefits of being a runner and this book re-kindled that for me when I read it.
Laila from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Laila reminded me of a “team mom” type of persona. She actively makes sure all of her family are taken care of and have what they need. I have always acted like this with my family. They come first.
Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Yup, that sums that up.
Rasmira from Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
As Rasmira faces her battles in the wild, the phrase warrior of the wild is used. Like the title it reminds me of how determined she is to face the problems before her. We all have our own wild and I often find myself remembering this quote to persevere.
Love you Forever by Robert Munsch
This book reminds me of the kind of mother I hope my children remember. Because oh how I love my babe (and any future children we’re fortunate to have).
Y’all, I did it! Have you read any of these books? What’s a book that reminds you of yourself? Lets talk in the comments!