Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
September 7: Characters You’d Want as Family
– You can say this in a broad way or be specific (i.e. _______ would be a cool aunt, ______would be a great older brother, etc.)
There are so many great characters to choose for this week’s theme, therefore I thought I would narrow it down and only select characters from books that I’ve read thus far in 2016…
» Maura, Calla, and Persephone, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I adored the women of 300 Fox Way, particularly Maura, Calla, and Persephone. You know those family members that are loud, over the top, and often the most drunk at family events? The ones that keep you laughing and entertained all night? Maura, Calla, and Persephone are THOSE types. I would love this trio to be my crazy Aunts.
» Fannie, Queenie, and Dollbaby, Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal
Another amazing set of women characters. I would love Fannie & Queenie as Grandmothers, and Dollbaby as a cousin. I think Fannie would take the more “fun Grandmother” role, while Queenie would be more of a teacher/mentor type of Grandmother. Dollbaby would be a fun older cousin to get into all kinds of trouble with.
» Fermín, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I adored Fermín’s character. He is highly amusing and wildly inappropriate at times… I would love to have Fermín as an Uncle. Since I now have so many Aunt’s to chose from, I am going to pair Fermín with Calla from The Raven Cycle. Fermín, the optimist, with Calla, the pessimist, would make for a well balanced couple. Plus they are both ridiculously hilarious, so I would totally have them over for dinner all the time.
» Ove, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
This is actually my current read, and even though I am only 50% through, I’ve already decided I would have Ove as my Grandfather. I would thoroughly enjoy teasing him and trying to get him to smile. I am going to pair methodical Ove with eccentric Fannie from Dollbaby as a set of Grandparents. Now THAT would be an interesting couple 🙂
» The March Family, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I mean is there a more perfect family in all of literature? Father & Marmee March are the epitome of perfect parents. Not only are they loving, but they are very supportive of their daughters. I would like to be the 5th March daughter… Meg, Joe, Amy, Beth, & Amanda… I think I would fit right in. I don’t have any sisters in real life, but I think a house full of sisters would be amazing. It would be like having a house full of best friends! Jo and I would obviously be the closest.