I’m a bit behind on the July recap for the #50BookPledge… Too much time spent reading, perhaps? It could be because many of us here at HCC were away in Halifax for a week chatting about all the new books that are coming in Winter, 2012. I know that seems pretty far away, but it means you will have plenty of great titles to start off your 2012 #50BookPledge with!
But, we’re still working our way through this year’s 50 Book Pledge, so let’s check in and see how everyone’s doing. This month we asked:
Who’s your favourite character from the books you have read recently for your 50 Book Pledge?
Michael — 51 books in! (Congrats Michael for officially reaching 50 books!)
“I’ve read a lot of non-fiction lately, so favorite character is a tough one. I just finished the Game of Thrones series and so I’d probably go with Jon Snow”
Laura — 44 books in.
“Temujin from Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden. He becomes Genghis Khan… need I say more?”
Liza — 44 books in.
“A memorable character for me is Kirill in The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy. He is a prisoner of war in WWII who is forced to work for the Germans and scrounge for food. He misses his family and his home but manages to find some comfort from a family in Guernsey who feed him secretly.”
Rosalyn — 40 books in.
“My favourite character from a recently read book is Liesl from Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (coming out this Sept). She is smart and brave and reminds me the classic heroines from books that I used to love as a child.”
Shannon — 34 books in.
“I absolutely adored Willie in The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff. She’s hilarious, smart, and also kind of crazy. When her lover’s wife comes to visit she actually tries to run her over, with a plane. I loved this book, mainly because Willie was such an entertaining character to read.”
Cory — 32 books in.
“My favourite character so far has been Tony Kornheiser (a real life character) in the book Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN.”
Meghan — 31 books in.
“My favourite character from a book I’ve read recently is Alice MacLead from Alice, I Think by Susan Juby. The book is written diary style, and I was laughing my way through Alice’s entries the entire time. Here’s a great example: “I took one of those career aptitude tests last year, and it showed that I should be a flight attendant or a seamstress. Not a fashion designer or anything, mind you, but a sweatshop worker. Apparently stewardesses and sweatshop workers and I enjoy a lot of the same interests and activities.”
Kate — 29 books in.
“The Queen (yes, Elizabeth II herself) in Alan Bennett’s The Uncommon Reader. This was a book my aunt passed to my mum and that I just devoured. A lot of fun in a summer of Royal frenzy.”
Do you have a favourite character from the books you’ve read so far? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us @SavvyReader.