Today’s Top Ten Tuesday features a topic close to my heart: fellow book nerds.  I feel sudden camaraderie with any character who loves books as much as I do, so here’s a list of ten off the top of my head:

  1. AJ Fikry: main protagonist of The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin; owns a bookstore.
  2. Rosie Bloom: heroine of The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn; is such a fan of romance novels that she attempts to write them, despite having no romantic experience of her own.
  3. Liesel Meminger: main character of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak; turns to books to help her make it through WWII.
  4. Matilda: Of course!  The title character of Matilda by Roald Dahl; a little girl who can’t get enough books, even when her parents discourage her voracious reading habits.
  5. Echo: main character in The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey; a child who feels so at home when reading that she makes her home in a library.
  6. Cath Avery: main protagonist of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; loves the fictional world of Simon Snow so much that she writes her own fanfiction.
  7. Lily Calloway, and…
  8. Loren Hale: both of the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie; both characters are such fans of comic books that Lo starts his own publishing company and Lily opens her own hybrid comic book store/cafe.
  9. Katy Swartz: female protagonist of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout; loves reading just about as much as I do.
  10. Hermione Granger: of Harry Potter fame; is the quintessential book nerd that no list should be without.

Did I forget any of your favorite book nerds?