Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers create their own lists based on the chosen topics and post links to our lists. It’s a way of all sharing our thoughts and our love of books. And who doesn’t love lists??
So this week’s challenge was to list the top ten of a particular type of character. I chose to list the top ten geeky characters, be they bookish geeks or tech geeks or just plain geeks, because hey – I’m more than a little geeky myself! 😉
- Clay Jannon from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan – A former web-designer, now working in a strange bookstore, he goes on a quest involving ancient tomes and Google. What could be geekier than that?
- Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – The quintessential geek girl – smart, talented, bookish, and more than a little bossy, she knows that if you’re in doubt you head to the library!
- Violet Baudelaire from The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – Violet can solve almost any problem with her imaginative inventing skills!
- Artemis Fowl from the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer – He may be a teenage criminal mastermind, but let’s face it – he’s also a geek…
- Colin Singleton from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – A washed up child prodigy, Colin is on a quest to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability based on data collected the nineteen times he was dumped by a girl named Katherine. Maybe it’ll predict the success of his next relationship before he gets his heart-broken again.
- Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Anyone who feels compelled to steal books, and finds solace in them, is definitely a book geek. And that’s a good thing!
- Robert Langdon from the series by Dan Brown – He may go on adventures that take him all over the world and have him fleeing from assassins, but at the core of his being he really is just a bookish geek.
- Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl – Child prodigy, voracious reader, super geek!
- Willow Chance from Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan – One of the more recent geeks I discovered and one of my favorites! Completely obsessed with counting by 7s, botany, and researching medical conditions, she is definitely one of a kind!
- Eleanor & Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – Two for the price of one! Two completely endearing misfits who are all “wrong”, yet so perfect together in their geekiness!
Hermione and Matilda are on my list too, despite it being different! They’re on their because their knowledge is their strength! Great list.
Love your list! I wish I could sit around and talk books with many of these characters!
Hermione definitely is one of my favourite geeks ever. 🙂 She is so perfect with her sass and brains!