Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names


Some of my favourite character names, in no particular order, include:

  1. Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  2. Veruca Salt, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  3. Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
  4. Ford Prefect, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  5. Zaphod Beeblebrox, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  6. Amelia Bedelia, Amelida Bedelia
  7. Junie B. Jones, Junie B. Jones
  8. Beezus and Ramona, Beezus and Ramona
  9. Ichabod Crane, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


  • Sabriel, Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Prunella Gentleman, Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  • Pi Patel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Pedroolia, “Merry Pedroolia” by Rachel Hartman
  • Telemakos, A Coalition of Lions by Elizabeth Wein
  • Ambrosius Goldenloin, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • Sunati, Always Human by walkingnorth
  • Szinzar [family name], The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith

Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Disliked/Hated but Are Really Glad We Read

Janet The Shadowhunter books by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices series, and The Bane Chronicles). The things that irritated me are too numerous to list, but reading Yash’s marginalia was 100% worth it. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I don’t know about “really glad,” but Cath’s fanfic, and the snippets of the “original” Simon Snow books are […]