Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With

Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!

| Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With |

This week’s Top Ten is about those irritating, needy, selfish characters that you really didn’t connect with. Included are novels and series I love, those I hate and those which just have incredibly annoying or frustrating characters. I found this Top Ten quite tough so (thanks to Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies) have included character transformations where I  grew to love a character over the course of the novel and a few supporting/side characters to flesh it out.

| The Irritating Ones |

| 1. |


Jonathon Payne & David Jones

Payne & Jones Series by Chris Kuzneski

I hated everything about this book. The characters were immature and badly written as was the narrative. Never again.


| 2. |


Renna Tanner

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

I adore this series but if I hear “love you Arlen Bales” one more time…


| 3. |


Bella Swan

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Oh get a grip woman. I can’t see why any man, dog or cannibal would go for you let alone several.


| 4. |


Cornelius Fudge

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Voldemort is back I tell you! He’s back!


| 5. |


Mr. Collins

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I know we’re not meant to like you but you really are a disgusting creep.


| 6. |


Susan Pevensie

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Narnia or nylons, Susan? Narnia every time!!


| 7. |


Yelena Zaltana

Study Series by Maria V. Snyder



| The Ones I Grew to Love |

| 8. |


Edmund Pevensie

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Oh Edmund, what were you thinking? Turkish Delight isn’t even nice! But you became a good and noble king. Bravo.


| 9. |


Malta Vestrit

The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb

Selfish and spoiled little sister to one of my favourite characters. Transformation complete.


| 10. |


Marianne Dashwood

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Cruel Marianne! Poor Colonel Brandon. But you saw right in the end.


What about you? Are there any literary characters you found it hard to connect with? If you would like to join in with Top Ten Tuesday, head on over to The Broke and the Bookish and sign up!

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Characters I Didn’t Click With

  1. Definitely agree with Yelena.

    I always felt kind of bad for Edmund, though, honestly. I mean, he’s an idiot, but he’s got serious middle-child syndrome and he was never going to live up to Golden Child Peter, so of course he ended up on the villainous track. Also, not nearly as awful as Eustace.

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    1. Yeah and Edmund did redeem himself in the end. I suppose the whole point of him anyway was to be tempted by something stupid, see the error of his ways and be forgiven. Oh and I completely forgot about Eustace! Yes thoroughly dislikeable!

      I think we are in the minority with Yelena though 😉


  2. Ha ha, Cornelius Fudge is such a nitwit! And you’re so right about Susan and her stupid nylons. Great list! (And thanks for the shout-out!). Oh yes, and Marianne — I just finished an audiobook listen, and I just wanted to reach through my headphones and give her a good shake. Great list!

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  3. Lol — Cornelius Fudge is such a nitwit. And Susan has always been my least favorite of the Pevensies because she’s so bossy. But Edmund is my favorite. (However, Turkish Delight is gross. I was terribly disappointed by it, having imagined for years that it was like baklava with jam. Ugh.)

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