Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Freebie

It's Tuesday, and I'm not working late - hurrah! - so that can only mean two things in the Bookshelf household. Copious amounts of tea, and Top Ten Tuesday!

As always, a big thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting this weekly meme - one of my faves! Usually we get a subject for our picks, but this week it's a freebie, so I've chosen;

Top 10 book characters I'd like a night out on the town with

A.k.a, my top ten fantasy book character drinking buddies! These are the guys who would be great on a night out. Great wing(wo)men, great back up in a bar fight, great story tellers, you name it, they're here!

Isabelle Lightwood - Mortal Instruments
Isabelle would be a brilliant wing woman on a night out! While Clary is your goodie goodie heroine, Isabelle is the one I'd want to hang out with, if only for her motto, "nothing less than seven inches." After a few shots of tequila, girl would be a one woman show!

Lola LeFever - The Girl Who Would Be King
Say you spill your drink over someone, and the inevitable Hollywood-esque bar fight ensues. You need good back up. Lola has literal superpowers, can punch straight through a persons chest and also has a great sardonic wit for the down time when she's not throwing people through walls.

Karou - Daughter of Smoke and Bone
You'd never be bored with Karou's stories of Elsewhere and demonic, hybrid chimera creatures. She'd keep you entertained and is handy in a fight too.

Nikolai Lantsov - Grisha trilogy
Hands down, one of my favourite YA characters. Charming, witty, swoon-worthy and with charisma to spare, I'd go for a drink or two with Nikolai any night of the week. If only to get him away from that buzz kill Alina!

Tyrion Lannister - A Song of Ice and Fire
More sipping a glass of wine than pounding shots of tequila, Tyrion Lannister would be better suited to a long conversations than dancing the night away. Still, listening to his stories of Westeros, and talking scheming and politics in a cozy wine bar sounds like my idea of heaven!

Lisbeth Salander - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander is one of my favourite characters ever! I started to write a feature on her for my Girls Who Kick Ass list, but it went on and on until I realised I'd written a lengthy essay that no one in their right mind would want to read. Certainly not the most sociable character, I find her utterly fascinating. Plus she ends the (Larsson written) series a millionaire, so the drinks would be on her.

Four - Divergent
He gets better as the series goes on (until the final book, but the less said about that the better in my opinion!), but Four is your quintessential brooding, badass hero who smolders and scowls. In other words, he needs to loosen up. Give him a couple of beers and I bet he'd be the life and soul of the party!

Ron Weasley - Harry Potter
I love Ron Weasley, and not just because he's a fellow redhead. While Harry gets the glory and Hermione saves the day with her book smarts in every installment, Ron always seemed a bit of a third wheel, it would be great to see him cut loose!

Hermione Granger - Harry Potter
Everybody's got that one friend that you'd love to see drunk. We rarely, if ever, see Hermione let her hair down in the Harry Potter books. Some day I'm hoping J.K Rowling writes "Harry Potter: The College Years"!

Jamie Fraser - Outlander
For obvious reasons. Swoon!

So that's me over and out for another Top Ten Tuesday! Who'd be on your guest list for the ultimate night out?


  1. OOoh Nikolai and Four!! And basically anyone from Harry Potter, except you know who! LOL!

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    1. The one whose name we've apparently all been saying wrong?

  2. Jamie, Karou, and Isabelle would be fantastic! Imagine the adventures that would ensue... *stares off into distance*
    Great list!

    My TTT: http://faithsbookspiration.blogspot.com/2015/09/top-ten-tuesday_15.html

    1. *sigh* Why must we live so relentlessly in the real world?

  3. I'd so hang out with Hermione, Ron, and Harry for a night or 1000 :) My TTT

    1. I know, how awesome would that be?! Great list by the way, although I'd have to include Jamie Fraser on my fantasy book boyfriends list because I've just finished the first Outlander book and am a little obsessed!

  4. The girl who would be king: my eyes went steaight to that -- Lola is kind of fabulous!

    1. Lola is all kinds of fabulous, one of my favourite book characters ever.