Top Ten Tuesday (17)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.


Today’s theme is Top Ten Characters I Just Didn’t Click With! This turned out to not be that difficult of a topic since I’ve definitely read some books that I couldn’t get all that into due to a few of their characters. I find that a lot of books on my list were completely unmemorable. A handful of the stories I’ve chosen had an insta-love factor that I couldn’t deal with.



Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I’m honestly surprised that I made it through all of the books in this series. I believe I only finished these books since I couldn’t stand not knowing how it all ended. Although I thought it was interesting how this book is told from Ethan’s point of view instead of Lena’s, I didn’t very much connect with either of them.



The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Granted, I probably should have realized that this book was not for me considering my issues with insta-love. The title sort of lets you know exactly what is going to happen. Try as I might, I couldn’t connect with Hadley or really any of the characters from Smith’s other tales.



Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

From the first page of this book, I didn’t enjoy how it seemed like Anika was writing in a journal. Her humor wasn’t for me and I thought her issues seemed trivial as well as silly.



Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

I had to read this one for a Children’s Book Publishing course. I honestly feel bad that I couldn’t click with the main character since this book did win a couple of awards and medals. But Jack’s constant nosebleeds and penchant for doing foolish things annoyed me.



Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Katie Finn also writes as Morgan Matson and I love all of Matson’s books! However, I truly wasn’t a fan of this book since it seemed so predictable. I genuinely didn’t get why Gemma pretended to be a completely different person for the majority of the story instead of coming clean about who she was.



Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

I should have liked this book since I’m into contemporary romances that involve travel! But I didn’t feel anything good towards Julia – she seemed a bit too judgmental for my tastes.



All I Need by Susane Colasanti

I’ve read a bunch of Colasanti’s books even though I haven’t updated that on Goodreads and it currently shows that I’ve only tried this one. I’m unfortunately never able to connect with her characters. A lot of her tales include insta-love, which doesn’t do it for me.



Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

I read this for a Materials for Young Adults class and I had an incredibly strong dislike for this story. Elena and Kat were so stereotypically cast as the poor and rich girl. Despite the fact that this is a fantasy, I couldn’t get past how strange and unbelievable the plot was.



The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

I was drawn to the gorgeous cover of this book was but found myself disappointed at how unsurprising the characters were. In my opinion, both Wren and Charlie seemed to lack a personality.



Past Perfect by Leila Sales

I read this one as well as the author’s first book since I was quite excited to read her third book, This Song Will Save Your Life. While that book was fabulous, I couldn’t get into either Mostly Good Girls or Past Perfect.


So what characters have you been unable to click with? Did you actually enjoy any of the books that I put on my list?

  • MeezCarrie

    I haven’t read any of these lol but isn’t it interesting how once we collect our characters for this list we see a pattern? You had insta-love. I had brats lol. My TTT

    • Ashley @ Belletristic Books

      Indeed – I definitely saw a pattern forming as I made this list! Thank you for sharing your Top Ten Tuesday post!