It’s Top Five Tuesday which is hosted by Meeghan Reads, every week we’re given a book related topic and we choose our top five! This month it’s another A-Z this time our favourite characters. We start with letters A-E, I for some reason found this more difficult than I thought, I think it’s because my memory is terrible…but here are my picks for this week:
A – Tiffany Aching (Discworld novels)
Tiffany is a trainee witch, her books were the first Discworld novels that I read becuase they were aimed more at children. Witchcraft was frowned upon where Tiffany grew up until she started openly practising it. She is strong and independant and proud to be a witch.
B – Brienne of Tarth (A Song of Ice and Fire)
This pick will come as no surprise, Brienne holds a special place in my heart. I am in constant awe of her emotional and mental strength, as well as her badass fighting abilities. She has been bullied and ridiculed her whole life just becuase of how she looks but she still carries on being herself and fighting to protect the innocent.
C – Cersei Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Okay so in contrast Cersei is kind of a bad person, but I just love this woman’s sass and inner strength. All Cersei wants is to break away from the men in her life and rule in her own right as Queen, she has that power when Tommen is on the throne, but she could have used it better. My girl is a mess and I think that’s what I relate to most!
D – Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
I didn’t know that was his first name until I looked it up…no wonder everyone just calls him Mr Darcy! He’s mysterious and brooding, but not a complete arsehole! He cares about his family and realised he needed to change his behaviour when Elizabeth critisised him for being rude, respect.
E – Eliza Makepeace (The Forgotten Garden)
Eliza lived in the late 19th and early 20th century, she had a tough upbringing, she lost her mother, father and twin brother when she was a child, then her mother’s family tracked her down and adopted her. But her aunt and uncle were cold and sometimes cruel. Luckily she found a friend in her cousin, but Eliza’s favourite thing to do was explore and make up stories. Eliza is a free spirit, an author and she has such a kind heart.