Top 10 Tuesdays: Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

I had such a hard time when I first saw this week’s prompt since for some reason! Luckily, once I started to look back on several of the books I’ve read in the past couple of years, many characters started to spring to mind. It probably helps that I love to read books that have characters who are actively involved in social media anyway, so their online presence is already established. I’m actually not a huge social media user myself. I use my Facebook account mostly for games and to post about the books I’m reading, and my Instagram is almost exclusively for books. When I started thinking of characters I’d love to follow, I focused mostly on characters who have some kind of creative hobby like writing or art, or those who have a strong personality that I think would really shine through online.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

1) Cath from Fangirl – This was the first character who immediately sprang to mind, because I really want to read her Simon Snow fanfiction! I guess technically we alraedy do because of Carry On and its sequels, but that meant coming into the series partway through, and I’d love to go back to the beginning and read them all! I also very strongly related to Cath as a person in general, so I also think it would be interesting if she blogged about her experiences in college.

2) Eliza from Eliza and Her Monsters – I absolutely loved what we got to see of Eliza’s Monstrous Sea webcomic in this book, and it definitely seems like something that I’d want to follow. I’d also love to read Wallace’s fanfiction for the series, so I’d probably want to follow them both. I’ve actually never really read webcomics before, but it could be an interesting format to try.

3) Nina from Six of Crows – I have not read King of Scars yet, but even from the Six of Crows duology alone, I knew I’d want to follow Nina on social media. I was specifically picturing following her on Instagram, because I’d imagine she’d have lots of amazing food pictures (especially waffles!). Nina is such a fun personality, that I think she’d be a lot of fun to follow.

4) Bri from On the Come Up – I’m not a huge fan of rap music, but I think it says a lot about this book that Bri’s On the Come Up rap got stuck in my head after I read it, and that’s reading the physical book, not an audioversion. Bri was such an interesting person in general so I think she’d be a great one to follow online, but I’d also love to follow her to hear more of her raps.

5) Tash from Tash Hearts Tolstoy – Tash’s web series is such a cool concept that I’m surprised I haven’t seen it done in real life! Tash produces a modernized version of Anna Karenina, a classic that I’ve always meant to read but been very intimidated to actually pick up! I think a modernized version would make the story so accessible and would be such a creative way to get into it.

6) Jo March from Little Women – I think Jo is on my mind because I just saw the latest film version last week, but she’also one of my all-time favourite characters. I would love to see Jo having a blog of some kind, where she could share her writing and also talk about her life in general. She has so many strong opinions that I think it would be really interesting to read what she has to say.

7) Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I’d also like to follow Karou for her artwork, but Zuzana is one of the strongest side characters I’ve ever read. I looked forward to every time she showed up in this series because she was absolutely hilarious, and I’d also love to see her relationship with Mik documented on social media.

8) Magnus Bane from Cassandra Clare‘s many series – I think the fact that Magnus has lived such a long time is part of the appeal of following him on social media for me. He’s traveled and seen so much in his life that I’d imagine he’d have a ton of interesting photos to share from various periods. I also love his sense of humour and would love to see his commentary on things.

9) Cath from Heartless – I added Cath to my list for the same reason that many others seem to have mentioned Lara Jean Covey — because of their strong interest in baking. I personally found Cath a much more interesting character overall than Lara Jean, and I’d love for her to blog or vlog her recipes and food pictures.

10) Henry from Words in Deep Blue – To be fair, I’m not sure Henry himself was the most memorable character, but I think he’d be great to follow on social media because of the Letters Library that was a huge part of his family’s bookstore. I think it would be really cool for Henry to blog about some of the most interesting letters or things found in the books in this library.


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