For Top Ten Tuesday, some of my favorite characters who are fellow “book nerds” — writers, readers, and storytellers. Who’s on your list?
Tanaqui in The Spellcoats by Diana Wynne Jones
Tanaqui doesn’t just tell her story, she weaves it — and changes her fate and that of her world in the process.
Miss Buncle in Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson
When Miss Buncle writes a novel about her neighbors, it becomes a bestseller but gets her into a bit of trouble.
Jeeves in the Jeeves and Wooster books by P.G. Wodehouse
Surely the world’s most well-read butler, he has a quotation for every occasion.
Jo in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Jocelyn in A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge
Every city needs a good bookshop, and when the charming cathedral city of Torminster decides Jocelyn is to run one, he has no chance of escape.
Lori in Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton
Lori has the surprise of her life when she learns that the Aunt Dimity of her mother’s bedtime stories is real — but that’s just the beginning.
Lord Peter and Harriet Vane in the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy Sayers
This highly-educated crime-solving couple gets engaged in Latin — you can’t get much more bookish than that.
Dunstan Ramsay in Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
In an extended letter to his Headmaster, schoolteacher and author reflects on the childhood events that shaped his life into a mythic journey.
Corinna in The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
The writer of the Folk Record finds that her own story may be the most magical of all.