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July 28: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)

fahrenheit 451

1. Fahrenheit 451; Ray Bradbury. Guy Montag risks a lot for books–he’s definitely a book nerd.

don quixote

2. Don Quixote; Miguel Cervantes. So what if he tilts at windmills? He still loves a good story.


3. Matilda; Roald Dahl. A very smart little book lover, and one not willing to let the bullies win.

big over easy

4. The Big Over Easy; Jasper Fforde. Thursday Next loves books and solves book crimes. What more could you want?

The Fault in Our Stars

5. The Fault in Our Stars; John Green. Hazel Grace doesn’t just love books, she infects someone else with her nerdy fandom. Which is perfect.

light fantastic

6. The Light Fantastic; Terry Pratchett. There’s plenty of books with the Librarian, a transformed orangutan in them, but this is the first, I think. He loves books, even the ones that bite (magic does weird things to books.)

Harry Potter

7. Harry Potter series; J.K. Rowling. Hermione is one of my favorite book nerds–she puts her reading to good use.

Mr penumbra

8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore; Robin Sloan. Mr. Penumbra is a book lover of magical proportions.

library wars

9. Library Wars; Kiiro Yumi. Iku Kasahara is a brave book lover–the first woman on the library defense force (think cops for books, since censorship is really dangerous these days.)

book thief

10. The Book Thief; Markus Zusak. Liesel Meminger saves a book from burning, holding the still-hot book next to her skin despite the pain. That’s dedication!


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

10 responses »

  1. Guy Montag! I can’t believe I forgot about him. He’s a perfect choice for this list! My TTT

  2. Marcia says:

    Ahem…Sarah Gray in Wake-Robin Ridge, an ex-librarian, finally writing for herself. And soon, Hunter Painter, in Finding Hunter, a man obsessed with writing in journals he’s kept since he was 5. I won’t mention who edited these two…you…or who wrote them…me…but I’m throwing them out there, anyway, because I love books about readers and writers, too. 😀 Even mine. 😉

  3. lipsyy says:

    I can’t believe I forgot about Matilda!

  4. dreamingthroughliterature says:

    I think Hermione is on every list out there this week, including mine! I also had Matilda. And definitely almost put Guy Montag, Mr. Penumbra, and Liesel. Great list! This is mine:

  5. hermionefowl says:

    I haven’t read a lot of those, obviously I need to! I agree, Liesal is very dedicated. I love books, but I don’t think I could risk my life for them

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