It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday List. This week the hosts of this feature, The Broke and the Bookish , have asked us to honor all those supporting characters in books. So, here’s to you, all you best friends of to the main characters!
1. Lucy from The Drake Chronicles series by Alyxandra Harvey. This girl is fearless and sassy, my favorite combination.
2. Balder the Garden Gnome in Going Bovine by Libba Bray. Who doesn’t love a Norse god trapped in the body of a garden gnome? Balder is at the center of many of the laugh-out-loud moments in this book.
3. The Harry Potter series is overflowing with great supporting characters: Dobby, The Weasley Twins, Snape, Neville Longbottom, Sirius Black…the list goes on. It’s HP, enough said, right?
4. Grimalkin from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I like a character that keeps me guessing. Sure, Grimalkin is wise, but trustworthy? You’ll have to read it to find out.
5. Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I have only read the first book in the series, but Grandma Mazur is a hoot! “Hoot” is a bit nerdy, but really, how else can you describe the gun-shooting, hot pant-wearing, say-it-like-it-is granny?
6. Bovril, the persipicacious loris from Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld. Who doesn’t love a cute fabricated beastie?
7. Lil, the jukebox from the Dead Is…series by Marlene Perez. This is a cute paranormal series with tons of interesting supporting characters, but Lil is my favorite. I love how her song selections are clues to solving the mysteries.
8. Tasey, the sparkly pink taser from Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. Sure, like Lil, Tasey is an object, but the story would not be the same without her, so in my book she is a character!
9. As long as I am honoring inanimate objects, how about Gladys the bike from the Flavia de Luce series by Allen Bradley? That Gladys sure has spirit and she is not afraid to get dirty.
10. Last, but certainly not least, Mort Schilling, Isabel Spellman’s elderly Jewish lawyer in The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. Oh, Morty, you are hilarious. Your knack for irritating Izzele (the Yiddishified version of Isabel) is brilliant, and yet the friendship that develops over the course of the series is truly touching. I usually have a taste for a deli sandwich after spending time with Izzy and Morty.
Ok, this list is finally complete. It’s late, but still Tuesday. I am going to be off for a few days, but I will try to schedule some posts for you.