1. Matilda Wormwood
Matilda - Roald Dahl
I think this was the first book I ever read where I found a character who loved reading as much as I did and a book which portrayed reading in such a positive light. Honestly, this should be required reading in schools. I adore the movie too, mainly because I love anything with Bob Hoskins!
Beauty and the Beast - Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, although I'm going for the Disney verison!
Come on, who doesn't want their own library?
3. Tyrion Lannister
A Song of Ice and Fire - George R R Martin
"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge." Preach Tyrion!
4. Hermione Granger
Harry Potter - J K Rowling
Book smarts save the day! Even though I'm Ravenclaw, Hermione Granger is a can't miss on any list of book lovers. While Ron and Harry stumble around blind, it's up to Hermione to bring the knowledge.
5. Elizabeth Bennet
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Although she provides more memorable quotes on marriage than books, Elizabeth Bennet is still one of the foremost bookworms in literature.
6. Liesel Meminger<.span>
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Oh Liesel! Let me count the ways I love thee! I can't type too much for fear of blubbing on my keyboard but if you're looking for a book that conveys the power of words and stories, look no further.
7. Mallory Pike
The Babysitters Club - Ann M Martin
Ok, I'm showing my age here, but as a kid I loved The Babysitters Club series. As much as I wanted to be one of the "cool girls" (Stacey or Claudia), I knew I was bookworm Mallory at heart!
8. Tessa Battle
Storykiller - Kelly Thompson
Perhaps not a big bookworm, but Storykiller Tessa lives and dies by books, battling against fiction come to life, rocking a red mohawk and swinging a big axe.
9. Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
I'm stretching here, but Sailor Moon's Ami was always a favourite of mine. Preferring to spend time alone reading than with her classmates, it's a mystery to me why I identified so much with this character ...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
And of course, no list of my favourite bookish characters would be complete without Giles! With his encyclopedic knowledge, bumbling Britishness and love of books, I'm pretty sure Giles is the perfect man. Plus, he looks like Anthony Head, bonus!
So, over to you guys! What do you think of my list? Any glaring omissions that I'll kick myself for not thinking of?