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Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Characters I’d Want as Family Members

March 15, 2011

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the lovely ladies of The Broke and The Bookish) is allllll about family. But of the fictional sort. While making this list I definitely learned a thing or two about my preferences in the types of people I tend to feel familial toward. Let’s see if you can pick up the pattern…

Without further ado, I am pleased to introduce my totally fictional, totally uncanny literary family.

1. Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)–Father
He’s the perfect dad. Moral, non-judgmental, fights for equality and justice, and is a marksman. Greatest dad ever. 

2. Rachel Morgan (Gallagher Girls series)–Mother
She’s a spyyyyyyy. And she’s gorgeous. And A SPY.

3. Fitzwilliam Darcy(Pride and Prejudice)–Husband

4. Flavia de Luce (Flavia de Luce series)–Daughter
I looooove precocious Miss Flavia. She’s smart and British and fearless and funny and great. I really hope that one day I can use those words to describe my daughter. (Especially the British part!)*

5. Ron Weasley (Harry Potter series)–Son
I can’t help it. I love Ron. He’s just the best. And if I ever have a son, I want him to be an affable British ginger who can do magic.

6. Aunt Peg (13LBE & LLBE)–Aunt
How I would LOVE to have an aunt as awesome as Ginny’s. Deceased or no, this woman is fantastic. Her adventurous attitude, generous spirit, love for life, and general wackiness is everything that an aunt should possess.

7. Sirius Black (Harry Potter series)–Uncle
I feel like this needs no explanation.

8. Dumbledore (Harry Potter series)–Grandfather
See sentiments above and multiply them times one thousand. 😉

9. Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices series)–Grandmother
I LOVE Tessa. And how awesome would it be for her to be your grandma? All of those stories of steampunky London and Will Herondale. Yes please!

10. Zora Stewart (The Vespertine)–Cousin
I’m not really sure why, but I felt so drawn to Zora in this book. Maybe she reminds me of someone I know? I don’t know. But what I do know is that I would love to have someone as fun and sweet and loyal as Zora in my life.

So what have we learned from this little experiment? That I am an serious Anglophile. God help us all (and, as always, save the Queen!) if I ever make it to the UK. Not that I would kill the Queen. It’s a play on words…oh nevermind.

Let me know your thoughts on my fictional family, and tell me all about yours, in comments!

*Sorry Nick (boyfriend w/ American accent), but if we ever decide to have kids, we have to raise them in the UK.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2011 8:43 PM

    I love that you included characters from Harry Potter….how could I have forgotten them?! I also agree that Darcy would be the perfect hubby and Atticus would be the best dad. Great picks!

  2. March 15, 2011 5:45 PM

    Aunt Peg! That's an awesome choice. Love Sirius and Dumbledore too.

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