The Broke and The Bookish is Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels. Now to be honest I'm not sure these are truly character driven novels but these are the books where a particular character stuck with me and I could really see how they developed or changed from beginning to end.
2. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister - I just discovered the audio version of this book and absolutely fell in love. The characters meet on Mondays for a cooking class and with each class we understand each person better. The comforting quality of food comes through beautifully as well.
3. Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore - Ellen's growth as a person and figuring out who she really wants to be is really what this book centers around. Ireland itself is a fully developed character in this one as well.
5. The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson - Watching the main character adjust from being a Dictator's daughter in a strict country in the Middle East to being a regular American high school student is fascinating.
6. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn - I know I'm in the minority here but I really enjoyed this book. This isn't her typical humorous adventure romance. Instead we watch two characters who are meant to be figure out how to be.
7. The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery - One of my favorite Montgomery books. I love watching Valancy stop being afraid and start being herself.
9. The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs - Tess runs this book with Isabel a close second.
10. One Little Sin by Liz Carlyle - This book has either really high ratings or really low ratings on Goodreads with not much in between. One of the major complaints? That nothing really happens. I don't disagree that nothing major happens but for me that's okay because I love the relationship between Alasdair and Esmee and watching Alasdair grow up a bit is pretty fun too.