Top Ten Tuesday | 8th October 2019

Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on a it. This week’s topic is:

Character Traits I Love (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other Oddities)

I am very much a character driven reader, if I haven’t got a character to root for or that I connect with, then a book is not going to keep my interest very long. Here are ten traits I love to see in a character:

  1. Loyalty
  2. Humour
  3. Kindness
  4. Courage
  5. Honour
  6. Honesty
  7. Independence
  8. Adventurous
  9. Patience
  10. Selfless

Come back next week for another topic and list. Bye for now!

Before you go, I would love to hear from you, so tell me what character traits do you love?

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 8th October 2019

  1. Totally agree with your list. I love great characterisation and humour is definitely a trait I enjoy. I’d probably add stubbornness to the list. I know that’s not the best trait but sometimes it just works.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. Great list, and I agree that sometimes characteristics such as loyalty or patience can be overrated. Although not quite a trait, my number one choice for any character to possess, (especially if female) is agency. Even the most supposedly insipid heroines can be saved for me if they have moments where the author allows them to take charge and make decisions, as they immediately become flesh and blood human beings with needs and desires.

  3. I agree with your traits, though being a bit more perhaps on the dark side than you, I also love rebellious women and kids and interesting villains. -:)

    1. Judy, I understand, I also like rebellious women and interesting villains, however when making this list I had in mind my all-time -favourite characters, who all tend to be on the good side. πŸ™‚

  4. I, too, like character driven novels and find your list to be a good one. As long as it’s well-written, I even enjoy those stories with an unlikable main character (thinking of Margaret in Philippa Gregory’s ‘The Red Queen’).

    1. Ah that is very true: I loved The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory and Margaret was a thoroughly unlikeable but fascinating character. I should have put fascinating on my list, because it can help me forgive some of the other unlikeable traits in a character. πŸ˜›

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