Characters who love books

toptentuesday2Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week–characters who love books–love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc. I’ve read all these books at one time or another except for the last two. I own Guidebook to Murder, but haven’t read it and Booked to Die is a book I’d like to read.

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley–Carrie McClelland is an author writing a book within the book.

Still Life by Louise Penny–Ruth Zardo is an award-winning poet living in Three Pines, Quebec where Chief Inspector Gamache comes to solve a murder. Ruth Zardo is one of his favorite poets.

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris–Aurora Teagarden is a librarian in a small town in Georgia in this mystery series.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott–Jo March is a writer in this classic novel.

Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie–Adriane Oliver is a famous crime author and friend of Hercule Poirot.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury–Guy Montag is a fireman whose job is to burn books. But he learns to love books and is willing to put everything on the line to save books.

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning–Jericho Barrons is a bookstore owner in Dublin. Barrons hires MacKayla (the main character in this series) to work in his bookstore–especially since she can see the Fae without their glamour.

Servant’s Hall by Margaret Powell–This memoir by Margaret Powell tells about her life as a servant in England during the 1920’s and 1930’s. She loves to read and educates herself. She finally leaves the life of a servant, goes to school and passes her O-levels and A-levels and writes several books.

Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon–Jill Gardner is the owner of a bookstore and main character in this mystery series.

Booked to Die by John Dunning–Cliff Janeway is a collector of rare and first editions in this mystery series.

What books do you know of or like which feature characters who love books?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

8 thoughts on “Characters who love books”

  1. Guidebook to Murder is one I want to read- I’ve seen good reviews of cahoon’s books. That cover certainly appeals! 🙂


  2. How did I leave out Adriane Oliver? She’s such a fantastic example. Great list! We have a few in common and I really want to try Louise Penny and Susanna Kearsley


    1. I almost didn’t think of her either, Katherine. And then after I had I wondered how it took me so long…lol.


  3. I’ve been meaning to read more Agatha Christie, but I didn’t know where to start. I’ll be happy to read Dead Man’s Folly now that I know there’s a bookworm waiting for me. Also, I had never heard of Servant’s Hall, but it sounds fascinating. I’ll be adding these both to my TBR, thanks for making such a great list!


    1. Servant’s Hall was really fun. I listened to the audiobook and liked that a lot. And Agatha Christie books can pretty much be read as stand-alone books.


  4. Fahrenheit 451 is the perfect choice, I’m surprised it wasn’t on more lists this week! Barrons and Mac are also great picks…and how much fun would it be to work in a bookstore in Dublin? 🙂


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