Hello everyone, welcome to another Top 5 Tuesday! Starting this month, I’m going to be participating in at least one of the Top 5 Tuesday challenges brought to you by Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm!
The September prompts are all pretty exciting, so I’m really happy to officially start regular posts about them! This tag was super challenging for me because there are so many characters that I want as a friend, but also because I actually had to really think about it and narrow it down.
Let’s begin, shall we?
1. Lazlo Strange, Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor
I have to start this list with Lazlo, because I love Lazlo. I don’t know if any of you have read this book but if you haven’t I’m going to give you the rundown of Lazlo real quick so you can understand.
Lazlo is an orphan who was raised by monks until he turned twelve. At that age, he escaped to live in a library and was fascinated by the mythical city of Weep. When a mysterious delegation comes from Weep, Lazlo is swept away with them as a secretary, and while there he seeks to learn more about the city itself and the Citadel floating above it.
Can you guys see why I would want to be his friend? First of all LIBRARIAN. Second of all, he loves mythical cities and “fantasy” worlds… its just that his favorite city turns out to be real. Mine is, tragically, fictional.
2. Amani, Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
I haven’t ever read a negative opinion of Amani, so I really hope that no one reading this openly hates her because I think she’s great. She’s strong, independent, and super good with a gun so you know that she’s got your back.
She’s also fiercely loyal, and her character is fairly consistent so she would be a friend that would be with you through the long haul. Even if you’re fighting and arguing she would be that person who had your back, no matter what. So yeah, I’d like to have her around.
3. Sirius Black, Harry Potter – JK Rowling
Okay. We all know that I love Sirius. Like, that’s old news. But I think that having him as a friend would be super awesome because not only is he stupidly intelligent, he’s one of those guys that’s just really charismatic and someone you would want to be around.
I also think, even though some of you may agree, he is a good person, and I would just love to sit and have a conversation with him about life stuff.
4. Emma, Fawkes – Nadine Brandes
I just finished this book a couple of days ago, and I cannot get over how great Emma is. Emma is a kick-ass POC in 17th century England, and she has such ambition and is so powerful and connected to her abilities that she’s one of those people you want to get to know. She’s also super independent, stubborn, and she don’t need no man, even though she definitely wants Thomas forever.
I also love that she is so connected to the White Light. I love that she saw through the polarizing forces both for and against, and sought it out to understand it. This book was just so cool in so many ways, and Emma made it so much better.
5. Joe Biden, Promise Me Dad – Joe Biden
Okay, I’m going to go ahead and throw Joe Biden on this list because even though he technically isn’t a character, I still read his book this year and I still really want to be his friend.
Well, maybe not his friend as much as an actual member of his family. The Biden clan seems like they would be the coolest family ever, and if he was my grandpa I would call him every single day to hear his stories.
I bet y’all are surprised I didn’t put anyone from Six of Crows on here, aren’t you? Who would some of your fictional besties be? Let me know in the comments!