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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Top Ten Tuesday: Classic Besties
Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl is "Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With." I'm going to focus specifically on characters from classic books for my list, to correlate with the It's So Classic Blog Party.
I can't decide on an order of preference for these, so I'm listing them alphabetically.
1. Anne Elliot from Persuasion by Jane Austen. Anne is a lot like me -- quiet, shy, helpful, stubborn, thoughtful. I think we would get along quite well in a quiet way.
2. Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables books by Lucy Maud Montgomery -- she's chatty and bookish, imaginative and cheerful, and I've wanted to be her friend since I was eight years old.
3. Bagheera from The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling -- who doesn't want to be friends with a wise, snarky black panther that talks?
4. Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen -- Catherine tries to hard to be a good friend, and I want to step into her story and show her that Eleanor Tilney is not the only person who can be a good friend back.
5. Edmund Dantes from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas -- he just needs a friend, y'all. Someone to help him see that vengeance is going to hurt him as much as it hurts those he's taking revenge on.
6. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte -- she's so friendless and alone for so much of the book, and I would love to hang out with her and give her someone to confide in.
7. John Watson from the Sherlock Holmes canon by A. Conan Doyle -- Watson is one of the best friends anyone could ask for, and I want him to be mine.
8. Jo March from Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott -- life would never be boring with Jo March for a friend! We could encourage each other in our writing pursuits and trade momming tips.
9. Sherlock Holmes from the Sherlock Holmes canon by A. Conan Doyle -- he only has one actual friend, and as wonderful as Watson is, it might be really good for Holmes to have more than just one friend to rely on.
10. Valancy Stirling from The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery -- she spends so much of her life being lonely, when she's such an interesting person! I think we would have fun going to movies together and discussing books, or tramping around in the woods.
How about you? Are any of these characters ones you'd also like to be friends with?