I love books.
Shocking, I know.
A fascinating phenomenon happens sometimes when I read… I get attached to characters. I mean, like really attached. So, as silly as this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic with the Broke and Bookish is, I can’t help but grin a little when I am asked to write about the top ten fictional characters I would have a crush on if I were a fictional character. I am not saying I have crushes on many characters, but there are often things that make me get attached and things that if they were real, or if I were not, I would find these certain people more appealing. I still don’t think I can even think of ten… At least not with the specific fiction category. So, have no fear Patrick!
- Augustus Waters from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I love this guy’s humor, that he pretends to smoke because it is ironic and that he calls things as he sees them. I like that he gave up/got his wish for a girl he cared about and the lengths he went through to show he cares. I like that he was such a good friend.
- Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A stand-up guy, a fantastic father… What isn’t there to love?
- Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I know the kid wouldn’t kill anything and was, to be frank a bit manipulative, however, he is quite self-sacrificing, up front and, well, he bakes. Plus, he reminds me of my husband a bit.
- Henry DeTamble from The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Not that I want a time travelling man, but he was a pretty nice guy and I think it was sweet he stuck around even when she was little.
- Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. He was a wee bit of a jerk (in my opinion), but made up for that with being such a superb tour guide and listener.
- YOUNG Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I mean young as in before he went all crazy and creepy-like. When he was a kid/teen, he seemed pretty cool… I like the whole bad boy vibe.
- Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery. He was an interesting guy. I appreciate his stubborn streak and the way he puts up with Anne. Makes me think he would tolerate me okay too.
- Roy Basch from The House of God by Samuel Shem. I know he is a cheating, lying jerk, but again bad boys are cool and I kind of get him in a weird way.
- Hans Hubermann from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Again, fantastic father figure, good husband, provider and a fantastic example in the midst of near impossible times.
- Honourable mentions from television… Ephraim Brown from Everwood and Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls.
I am out of people. I really don’t develop crushes on many characters of books, clearly, even though I get attached to them. In fact half of these were a stretch.
Who are some of your fiction crushes?