Monday, April 2, 2018

TTT - It Was the Book - Not You!

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but starting this week, they are handing over the reins to ThatArtsyReaderGirl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading. 

This week we are looking at characters I like even though I disliked the book.  Now I'm finding this topic pretty hard because usually if I connect with a character, I usually end up thinking the book is pretty decent.  However, that being said, there are a few that immediately come to mind.



Josh Crayton in "Welcome to Night Vale."  I was tempted to write random werewolf kid because I couldn't even remember his name but luckily it was easy to find.  He's pretty much the only reason I finished this book.  

So I'm already getting good mileage from my dislike of "The Hunger."  I really liked John Stanton and Mary but not enough for them to save this book.

I really really really liked Coop in "Final Girls."  For those of you who have read this, you will know why that could or could not be concerning.

I did have a fondness for Contradiction in "The End of the World is Rye."

I liked the White Rabbit, Mock Turtle and Caterpillar but HATED Alice.

So there you have it. It was hard enough to come up with 5 so there's no way I'm taxing my brain and trying to hit 10.  I'm anxious to see everyone else's lists this week!

33 comments:

  1. Your blurb for Final Girls made me laugh -- not concerning, I'd agree he was one of the best things about that book! That aLice in Wonderland cover is weeeeird, but cool.

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    1. After seeing how may people like Coop, I don't feel so odd :)

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  2. This one is such a hard question because - like you said - great characters tend to make a book at least likable, if not more. Had to laugh at some of your descriptions, but I have not read any of these books.

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    1. Glad you at least got a chuckle.

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  3. I haven't listened to the Welcome to Nightvale podcast or read the book but I hear great things. I thought this week's TTT was too hard so I didn't do it lol

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    1. I almost skipped it but settled for only doing 5 instead.

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  4. This did seem like a hard topic so I passed this week. But I totally agree with you on Stanton from The Hunger!

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    1. I wish he had had a different outcome.

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  5. I found this topic particularly tricky too! Interesting choices. :-)

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  6. Sounds like you weren't the only one having trouble with the topic. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Nope, sounds like lots of people had a difficult time!

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  7. I haven't read any of these books. This week's topic was really tough though, that's why I flipped it :D

    http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/04/ten-characters-i-didnt-like-that-much-in-the-books-i-loved/

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  8. I agree with Final Girls. I really liked Coop! I liked the book though, except for the ending. We know how that goes. Fabulous list, as usual!

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    1. Thanks Christina. Poor Coop. I think he was just misunderstood!

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  9. I still find it surprising that you didn't like Alice, but I can see why you'd like the other characters - they're far more interesting than she is! This week's topic was really difficult.

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    1. I think I found her whiny and that's the main reason she and I didn't gel. However, I do enjoy most retellings - go figure.

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  10. This was definitely a tough subject this week! Characters are so important to me, so usually when I like them, I'll also like the book :)

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    1. I'm the same way about characters but every once in a while there is an oddball here and there.

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  11. This was a hard topic! And Night Vale has me so curious... I listened to an episode or two of the podcast and wasn't sure if I should continue. Does it ever make sense??

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    1. Makes total sense to me. Maybe you should give the book a go.

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  12. I went rogue this week because I couldn't think of 10 books I didn't like, lol. I agree on Final Girls. I liked Coop too.

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  13. You did well with this! I could only think of one, the MC's sidekick in The Girl From Everywhere. I can't remember his name, though. Ha ha. XD

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    1. Love it! I couldn't remember werewolf kids name but luckily was able to google it!

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  14. This would be a really tough topic! I would have to say that Coop was the best character in Final Girls.

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    1. Another Coop fan! Our allegiance is growing.

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  15. You did better than I would have with this topic! I couldn't really think of any but the ones in The Hunger you mentioned...lol. So I skipped it. :)

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    1. I'm already getting good use out of The Hunger!

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  16. Tough topic, usually if I didn't like a book it's because I didn't connect with any of the characters. There are a couple books on here I'd like to check out one day (Final Girls, Night Vale) though, so it's good to hear there are some characters I'll probably like.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'd be curious to see what you thought of those two!

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  17. Oh no when you hate Alice. lol I didn't have a ton on my list either but found a few.

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