Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Had Their Own Books

This was a hard TTT for me. Typically, I read novels that are shown from multiple points of view (eliminating a need for a secondary character novel, like The Memory Keeper’s Daughter) or the few novels I would want to see a different point of view from have already been written (ahem, If I Say/Where She Went and Four from the Divergent series). That being said, there were a few that came to the top of my mind when I started searching for those characters.

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
Here’s a no-brainer: Hermione needs her own book. I would love to imagine what was going through her head as she slapped Draco or fell in love with Ron. Also, a throwback novel to the Marauders. Please, JK, please give us this story!

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Bernadette went missing for months and months… What was she doing? What’s the real story? I’d love to hear about her adventures and what was going on in her head as she ran away from her family.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
So much was unclear about these teens in the beginning of the novel, and even as I worked my way through Jellicoe Road, I still had trouble getting the real story behind their friendship. Really, I just want to read Hannah’s manuscript (in the correct order, please).
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Lady Brett Ashley is coy and sassy and feminine, and the men just don’t get her. I’d love to see a novel written from her point of view to see her way of thinking and get the real story behind her feelings.

Paper Towns by John Green
Margo isn’t in much of this novel. Rather, Q spends the entire novel obsessing and idealizing her. I would love to see the real struggles behind her travels.
Ok, so I only pulled out six characters for their own novels. What characters did I miss? Who are you wishing you had another novel for?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Wish Had Their Own Books

  1. What a neat topic. I often times wonder what happens to characters AFTER I've finished the book. You know you are invested and emotionally drawn when months later, you are still thinking about a book or it's characters.


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