Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Book Characters I'd Like to Best Friends With

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  This week's Top Ten list is about characters I'd like to be best friends with. I"m doing 9 I'd like to be friends with and 1 I really really wouldn't.

1.  The Castle from Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George - So the Castle isn't really a person but I'd definitely like to be best friends with it.  All the new rooms and surprises seem like they'd be lots of fun!

2.  Sully from What We Find by Robyn Carr - Sully is a bit gruff and no nonsense but he's also incredibly kind and good at letting people be themselves with the occasional kick in the butt when needed. 

3.  Diesel from The Pawful Truth by Miranda James - Another non person but Diesel is a cat with more than a small personality.  I'm not really a cat person but Diesel sounds pretty great.

4.  Miss Silver from The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth - Miss Silver is the sole of practicality and kindness and I bet the stories she could tell would be amazing.

5.  Kat Holloway from Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley - She's funny and smart and the food would be amazing.  Plus she always seems to stumble into adventures.

6.  Meg Langslow from Toucan Keep a Secret by Donna Andrews - I like Meg and she'd be great to be friends with on her own right but throw in her crazy family and her skills as a blacksmith and I don't think you could ask for a better bestie.  I'm not sure exactly what I'd use a blacksmith for but I'm sure I'd come up with something.

7.  Flora from The Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan - Visiting a remote Scottish Isle sounds pretty great and I'd love to try some of Flora's baked goods!

8.  Randy from The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright - I'm not sure there could be a better childhood friend than Randy.  She's smart and adventurous and has a house that has a secret room.  What more could you want?

9.  Miss Marple from The Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie - I want to just sit next Miss Marple and listen to her stories.  She's got some great ones!

And One I Wouldn't:

Nancy Drew from The Secret in the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene - It's not that I don't like Nancy it's more that her friends have a tendency to get kidnapped or knocked on the head or knocked on the head AND kidnapped.  No combination of those sound fun.

Who would you want to be besties with?


  1. Cool picks!

    Lotte | www.lottelauv.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Love your picks. I too am so in love with Kat, isn't she great and her love life seems to be coming along nicely. And of course Sully and Flora are faves too. So many characters who would be wonderful to be good friends with. I love the castle idea!

  3. That's funny what you said about Nancy Drew. I feel the same way about Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote. Or Agatha Raisin. You may end up dead hanging around those ladies!

    I'd love to be friends with Annie Cabbot from the DCI Banks series. She seems cool and has a healthy standard for meals.

  4. What a fun list! There are quite a few cozy mystery amateur sleuths I would like as besties.

  5. Ooh the Castle- love that one. It would be so fun to discover new rooms and whatnot. And maybe griffins. :)

    I still need to read Death Below Stairs.

    Yes best to avoid Nancy Drew lol!

  6. I completely agree with your take on Nancy - I'd add that Anthony Lockwood should also be avoided for similar reasons... Great list btw.

  7. That's a very good reason not to want to be friends with Nancy Drew. Kat Holloway would make my list too. I love her character. Such a fun topic this week!

  8. I want to read the Nancy Drew series. I have all the books.

  9. I keep forgetting about the At the Castle books! I really want to read them. I don't know if I checked Hoopla or not... trots off to Hoopla. 📚