Not Enough Bookshelves: Faves of 2011(so far) ~ The Characters

Monday, 27 June 2011

Faves of 2011(so far) ~ The Characters

The lovely and inspired Nomes of InkCrush has created

In her words (which are so much better than mine ~ 

it’s already (nearly) half-way through the year (!)
and i am SUCH a huge fan of lists so i have created a kind of book blogger sharing-the-awesome book awards to celebrate all the cool stuff i’ve read so far this year. (which is just a fun-funky style book awards/survey thingy). i will be running it over three posts* staggered throughout the last week of june. (day one beginning this friday)

Hop over to InkCrush for the rules and to sign up.

Day 2 ~ The Characters

1. best female POV ~ Daisy How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. Definitely the most unique/engaging voice I’ve read this year.

2. best male POV ~ Robin from What my Girlfriend Dosn’t Know by Sonja Sones. Oh I loved Robin even when he was doing stupid things I loved him!

3. Best couple <3 ~ oooh tie! Daisy and Edmond from How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and (actually I won’t say as. . . spoilers!)

4. who i so want to be best friends with ~ Piper from Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John and Deb from What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. I love Deb I really want a whole book about her and for her to fall for Jason 😀

5. who i fell completely in love with (new literary crush) ~ I’m pretty smitten with Engenides from The Queen’s Thief and Eli from Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott.

6. worst (best) villain ~ Gereld in The Demon’s Surrender

7. best character twist (who you loved then hated or vice versa) ~ The Queen of Attiolia

8. best kick-arse female ~ Piper from Five Flavours of Dumb

9 best kick-arse male ~ Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth

10. broke your heart the most ~ Alan in The Demon’s Surrender, oh Alan I love you and you have so much crap to deal with. Also a scene from Five Flavors of Dumb with Finn and Piper (the one with the guitar for people who’ve read it)
11. best/worst character names ~ Piper from Five Flavors of Dumb & How I Live Now and Eugenides from The Queen’s Thief (could I get away with calling my child this???) for the best. And Mclean from What Happened to Goodbye for the worst – seriously she sounds like a toothpaste!

Bonus 5 Best Covers from Books I read this year


  1. YAY for Five Flavors of Dumb being on your list a lot! That book is awesome. I still need to read How I Live. And Elizabeth Scott does write the best fictional crushes. Awesome list 🙂


  2. ALAN OMG ALANNNNNNNN I will be off to read your review and squee/fangirl in a moment.
    Daisy and Edmund! awh. Fabulous list, I think i need to buy Five Flavors of Dumb REALLY BADLY :p


  3. I never thought about that before but WOW, Dessen's Deb & Jason would be amazing! Great list!


  4. oh! Daisy – YES and Robin ~ YES

    i so love them both

    PLUS i ADORED eli O.o he was very different and absolutely crush-worthy …

    (i cannot wait to read five flavors of dumb!)

    (and in answer to your question on my blog ~ i have read A LOT this year … 103 books. i feel a bit sheepish about that …)


  5. So glad to see Five Flavors on other people's lists! Yay!


  6. How fun! And yay for Four from Divergent! Love him.


  7. Nic – It is so good – I'm so glad you reviewed it.

    Audrey – Haha oh lord I LOVE Alan!!!!

    Skye – I know I think they'd be perfect together.

    Nomes Eli + absolutel sweetheart vying with Will for my first place ES crush.

    WOW to 103 books!

    Jess – it is such a great book.

    Meredith <3 Four!


  8. I can't believe I haven't read The Five Flavor's of Dumb yet. Piper sounds pretty awesome.

    Fun list. Thanks for sharing.

    My List


  9. okay i seriously need to read five flavours of dumb.
    ohh and elizabeth scotts new book looks so good, she does the best couples!
    fantastic list!


  10. I have Five Flavors of Dumb sitting RIGHT next to me. I must start this tonight. 🙂

    Love your picks.


  11. I haven't read any of the books on your character lists yet – I really need to soon! I've only read Imaginary Girls from the cover list and boy oh boy is that an awesome cover!


  12. Nice picks! I've been trying to get my hands a copy of Divergent for a while to see what the hype is about. Love the Imaginary Girls cover!


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