Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With

1.  Silas – This is a character that I met recently in Sorcery of Thorns and loved.  Oh Yes,I would like to be friends with Silas.  He certainly isn’t predictable, maybe a bit scary but yes, be my friend please.


2. Nona from the Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence – she would be one scary badass friend to have.  But, more than that, Nona would be a true friend, even a friend who can forgive.


3. Mercy Thompson – from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.  Mercy would be the most fantastic friend to have.  She’s genuine, likable, imperfect, she knows when to ask for help but at the same time isn’t afraid to dive in when needs must. Storm Cursed is the latest in the series.


4. Toby Daye – I had to.  This is another fantastic series that is made so much better by the central character.  October Daye is a friend indeed and a great character.  I highly recommend this series by Seanan McGuire


5. Yukemo from the Shadow of the Fox series by Julie Kagawa.  Yumeko is a Kitsune shapeshifter which makes her especially interesting straight away but on top of that she has a wonderful innocence about her, she doesn’t ask her friends to put themselves in danger but will relentlessly pursue what she thinks is right even if she’s alone in doing so.  Plus a great sense of humour and a wicked streak with her magic.


6. Prof Cray from the Naturalist series by Andrew Mayne.  Okay, the professor is a little bit detached in many ways, and a bit awkward around people, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want or need friends does it.  Anyway, he’s exceptionally intelligent and I love his thought processes.  Never a dull moment with this guy.

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7. Dru Jasper from the series by Laurence MacNaughton – to be honest I would like to be friends with Dru and all her friends.  Such a great circle with strong connections, they know each other well, this use their strengths to the best advantage and they try to back each other up.


8. Reichis from the Spellslinger series by Sebastien DeCastell.  Really, who wouldn’t want a furry cat squirrel, harh talking, butter biscuit eating (when he can’t get eyeballs) feisty critter as a best friend.  I definitely would be friends with Richis whether he liked it or not –  probably not.


9  Jean Tannen – what??  We could be very good friends.  It could work -I’m not crazy.

19 Responses to “TTT : BFFs”

  1. Kitty Marie's Book Reviews Blog

    A lot of these books are on my TBR, glad to hear they have some great characters! Hoping to dig into the Mercy Thompson series this year.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Mercy Thompson series is just great – I’m currently reading No.11 and I love how the author still manages to keep things so fresh.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I will second you on Jean Tannen! 🙂
    (Toby goes without saying, of course….)

  3. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    “Nona from the Book of the Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence – she would be one scary badass friend to have. But, more than that, Nona would be a true friend, even a friend who can forgive.”

    Yes! I just read Red Sister last month and loved how Nona was such a fierce friend! You definitely wouldn’t have to watch your back with a friend like her lol

    Side note- I’ve never seen that cover for Shadow of the Fox! It’s beautiful!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Nona has such great qualities. I know she’s scary but she’s also scarily loyal to the friends she loves and I really like that about her. It becomes even more apparent as the series progresses.
      Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    Interesting list! Not too sure about Nona – and you’re the second person who wants to be friends with the squirrelcat… really?? It would be a really painful experience with nothing but nips and humiliating insults.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The thought of a pet that I could understand is probably the winning thing for me. Although it would probably become tedious soon enough – and there would never be any biscuits, and I’d be covered in bruises. But Reichis!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Yesssss… indeed – Reichis… *runs away in the opposite direction*

  5. Tammy

    I saw Reichis on another list today and it made me so happy! Definitely would be a cool friend to have:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think so – even though he’s a so and so and would steal all the biscuits.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Greg

    Silas sounds like a pretty solid choice, plus I want to read that book- what an awesome cover!

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I love it, your friends list can all kick ass (and scratch out your eyes, in Reichis’ case)! Theo Cray would be an awesome friend to have on your side too, though I think I could go crazy talking to him 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      You could definitely go crazy talking to Theo but there would never be a dull moment.
      Lynn 😀

  8. evelynreads1

    Silas would be a great friend I think haha


    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, he’s a demon, but I just think he’s great.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I also love Silas, I would definitely want to be his friend. Way better than being his enemy. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh yes – I wouldn’t want to get on his wrong side.
      Lynn 😀

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