Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like 
Character Driven Novels


This is a Christian historical western novel. Scout and Rosemarie drive this story from beginning to end. It's wonderful to watch their stories unfold--separately and together.


This book is equally character and plot driven. The reader meets many strong personalities within the story. This is a fascinating book that stuck with me for a long time.


I loved, loved, loved this book. Fictional characters and historical figures fill this eloquently written historical novel where revenge and betrayal play a major role.


You can't read a book by Karen White without becoming fully involved in her characters. Though I have loved every book by her that I've read, this one sticks out as a favorite.


Much of what Kathi Macias writes is character driven. Out of all her books that I've read, Mara's story touched me the most. Mara was born Maria. At a young age she is sold by her parents in Mexico and brought across the border into San Diego where she is forced into sexual slavery. This is the first book in the trilogy that tells her story. 


This novel is intense and action-packed. What you'll remember most, however, are the memorable characters. Jack Thigpen is investigating what he thinks is a routine insurance scam, but he uncovers a lot more. Then he finds out that he is dying from an untreatable, debilitating illness. When his best friend is murdered, Jack vows to track down Hal's killer.


I read this book early on in my blogging life. The characters are so well developed and unique that I still recall many of them. Aunt Piddie, Jake, and Hattie became like good friends to me as I read this book and its sequel. The story couldn't have moved along without them. 


While the annual Hunger Games is what brings them all together, it is Peeta, Katniss, Prim, Gale, Haymitch and the other characters that draw me in. It's the love triangle with Peeta, Katniss, and Gale. It's the girl on fire who is unable to feel and doesn't know how to act. It's the way Katniss protects her family...and so much more.


What would Divergent be without Tris and Four? Roth gave us characters to care about, to root for, to fall in love with. 


This is another novel from my early blogging days. The plot centers around ancient mysteries and past lives, but it is journalist Charley Underhill and archaeologist Dr. Alistair Kincaid that make this story so gripping. 

I'm working today, so I might be late in commenting back on blogs.


B said...

I haven't heard of many of these so will have to check them out.

Here's my list - http://bmariebooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/top-ten-books-for-people-who-like.html

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Lots of new to me ones! But yay Divergent!

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Have a GREAT day!

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Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

Definitely agree with Divergent and The Hunger Games! Both are great books!

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert