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September 26:  Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

I like the sound of Top Ten Books That Feature Characters with Interesting Jobs.

  1. Catch me If You Can; Frank Abagnale. From con artist to catching cons.

2. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; Douglas Adams. The weirdest P.I. ever.

3. Kitchen Confidential; Anthony Bourdain. Cooking is magic, when you get right down to it. Though being a cook is less magic and more work!

4. Memoirs of a Geisha; Arthur Golden. Not a job with a lot of choices, but still interesting.

5. Grave Sight; Charlaine Harris. Psychic finding dead bodies, definitely one of the weirdest jobs I’ve read about.

6. All Creatures Great and Small; James Herriot. I wanted to be a vet for a while when I was a kid, until I realized it involved blood and needles. But, still, animals!

7. Ranger Confidential; Andrea Lankford. A varied and sometimes dangerous job.

8. Population 485; Michael Perry. Comic/ volunteer firefighter is a great job combination.

9. Going Postal; Terry Pratchett. Head of the postal service, plus magic.

10. Just Mercy; Bryan Stevenson. Lawyering done the difficult way.

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. I love this post! Grave Sight was the perfect addiction. Her job was totally weird!

  2. Dawlyn: I haven’t heard of any of the books on this list except for Memoirs of a Geisha! Looks like i’ve got some research to do!😆

  3. Oh it’s been several years since I read Memoirs of Geisha. Such an interesting read.

  4. Ohh interesting take on this week’s topic. I love your picks and head of the postal service, if it includes magic of course, sounds like a great job! 😀

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