Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books for People Who Like Character Driven Novels

October 7, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday, Uncategorized 4

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

In true Broc’s Bookcase fashion I am writng this on Tuesday in my lunch hour (well half hour) whilst at work, with only 8% battery left on my laptop, so if you notice any spelling mistakes, pretend they are not there!

Character Driven Books I Have Read

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Every Day – A has one of the most heartbreaking stories I have ever read, but I wouldn’t ever regret reading this book, its just beautiful and wow.

The Fault In Our Stars – I don’t really feel like I need to explain this one, I think everyone knows by now! All of the characters in this book were just so perfectly written, but Hazel and Gus, they were just out of this world.

If I Stay – Wow I loved this book, I loved Mia, I loved Adam, I loved everything. For a book in which nothing much happens and the majority of it is spent reliving past memories it is just incredible and this book really proves that you don’t need action to make a book interesting, sometimes its all the little things that make a book special.

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Eleanor & Park – I was slightly worried about this one before reading because I picked it up because of the hype surrounding it, which I don’t normally do, but I thought it deserved a chance. And wow was I glad I did it! Both Eleanor & Park are written so perfectly to reflect exactly what young people their age would be feeling when going through the situations they find themselves in.

Where Rainbows End (also known as Love Rosie) – I literally just finished this one at the weekend, so lookout for my review this week, it’s an interesting one. Because this book features on the correspondance between the characters and not their face to face interactions it is very much about the characters feelings and what they are expressing to each other rather then the events that happen. It is such a clever book and the characters are just so perfect!

The Kite Runner – I read this book in college, and when I was given it I was slightly disappointed because it wasn’t the type of book I would usually read or the type of character I would usually have an interest in. Well, I’m glad it was a college book and so I had to read it because otherwise I doubt I would have picked it up and I would have missed out on such an AMAZING story. I really connected with this young Afghan boy and the various relationships in his life on which this story was based around.

Character Driven Books I REALLY NEED to Read

So I ran out of ideas for character driven books that I had read so instead have switched to character driven books that I have heard about and have been meaning to read for a while but still haven’t gotten round to it. (I suck, I know!)

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Never Let Me Go – I watched the film and knew immediately that I needed to read the book. The way of life that the main characters have to live is so unique that I would love to read the book and learn even more about it and the way that they deal with it.

The Help – Again I watched the film and wow I loved it! I ha no idea what the film was about before watching it, in actual fact I was made to watch it. And I’m so glad that I was because the characters and their whole story is just amazing.

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The Book Thief – The one book/film adaptation that I refuse to watch the film before I read the book, so both the film and the book have been sat on my shelf side by side waiting for me. I have heard such amazing things about this story and would love to get immersed in the story and fall in love with all the characters.

Life of Pi – Yes, again, I have watched the film but not yet read the book. As much as I loved the film I would love even more to read the book and really get inside Pi’s mind through his time stranded in the middle of the ocean and see what was going on inside his head.


Have you read any of these books?

What’s on your list this week?

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4 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books for People Who Like Character Driven Novels”

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha, good to be honest! Hopefully I have peeked your interest and you may get started on one of them soon! Happy reading, thanks for stopping by.

  1. Sophia

    Ok, I’m getting Where Rainbows End this week. I had it on my list a few weeks back to-read and I keep seeing the adverts for the film everywhere! Never Let Me Go was a brilliant piece of work but I just felt so empty afterwards. So much so, I haven’t been able to watch the film even though I’m a big Keira Knightley fan.

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha, ditto. I can’t watch Never Let Me Go again either, just heartbreaking. Yes, you should get Where Rainbows End, be prepared for a completely different writing style though, took me a little whilst to get used to it.