Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Top 5 Tuesday - Top 5… Fave Characters K - O

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that explores different topics. Originally created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, it is now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads. For a list of September topics you can click here. To participate, link your post back to Meeghan's blog or leave a comment on her weekly post.

Top 5… Fave Characters K - O

Katniss Everdeen is one tough young woman. She winds up the adult in her family and hunts to keep them fed. She volunteers as tribute to protect her younger sister, Prim. Without even trying, she becomes the face of a rebellion, and she will survive to spite them all.

Lois Lane might be Superman's love interest, but she is also an award-winning journalist for the Daily Planet. Intelligent and determined, she was one of the first female characters to appear in superhero comics. Lane has evolved over the years, but I remember the Lois from the 70s and 80s in her various comic book and TV show forms.

Moaning Myrtle is a former Ravenclaw student whose ghost haunts the second floor bathroom where she was killed by Tom Riddle. Bullied when she lived at Hogwarts because of her appearance, she returns after her death to seek revenge against her tormentor, Olive Hornby. Because Harry is kind to her, Myrtle develops a crush on him. It is one of the reasons she can't keep secrets from him. Though she annoyed a lot of people, Myrtle could be helpful from time to time. 

Nancy Drew, along with the Hardy Boys, introduced me to the world of amateur sleuths that I love to this day. The daughter of a lawyer, Nancy is clever, independent, and has a life filled with social activities, sports, and volunteering. She started solving mysteries as a teenager. 

I'm sure if I thought long and hard about it, I would find a character in a book for teens or adults that I love whose name begins with O. I simply didn't want to think about that because this big, blue octopus, voiced by Fred Savage on the TV series, is too adorable to ignore. My girls loved the adventures of Oswald, his dog Weenie, and his friends Daisy and Henry when they were little.

That's my list for this week. Hope you enjoy it.


Davida Chazan (The Chocolate Lady) said...

What a lovely list. If I ever have grandchildren, I'll try to remember your O! Here's mine https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2020/09/15/top-five-tuesday-for-september-15-2020/

Beware Of The Reader said...

Of course Katniss!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting today. Off to see your posts now.

Meeghan reads said...

Oh my gosh. How did I forget about Katniss and Nancy Drew?!! *cries in shame*
GREAT list this week!! 😂

Elza Reads said...

Hi Cheryl! Oh this is a nice idea. Something different than the normal Top Ten Tuesday!

Moaning Myrtle... Oh yes. What a character!

Will make a note of this feature and will try to join you somewhere!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Elza Reads

Cheryl said...

LOL! Meeghan, you're so funny.

Elza, glad you liked my choice of Moaning Myrtle. An interesting character for sure.

Thanks for visiting!