Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Top Ten Tuesday #16: Best Character Driven Novels

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week’s theme is Top Ten Best Character Driven Novels. This was a hard list for me to write, and I’m not entirely sure if all of these books would actually count as character-driven, but they are all good nonetheless. Unfortunately with my busy schedule and Kate’s unwillingness to do anything blog related, we were not able to post a Top Ten Tuesday list last week.

10.) A Company of Swans by Eve Ibbotson

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9.) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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8.) The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

7.) Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

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6.) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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5.) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

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4.) Paper Towns by John Green

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3.) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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2.) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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1.) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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Are character-driven novels ones you enjoy, or do you like plot-driven novels better? For me, it entirely depends on the book — I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife, but was slightly bored with the slow plot of A Company of Swans.

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6 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday #16: Best Character Driven Novels

  1. stephaniesbookreviews
    October 7, 2014

    Rainbow Rowell definitely writes some amazing characters!

    • gwenkate
      October 7, 2014

      Yup! Have you read some of her other books as well (besides Eleanor and Park)? Do you have a favorite character?

      • stephaniesbookreviews
        October 7, 2014

        I’ve read all of her books. Attachments is definitely my favorite character. I love Lincoln! I also love Levi in Fangirl. What about you?

      • gwenkate
        October 7, 2014

        I’ve only read Eleanor and Park, so only have those two characters to choose between (and that’s impossible!). But I hope to read more of Rainbow’s books in the future! Thanks! ~Gwen

  2. Yay for The Time Travellers Wife. I’m happy to see it on someone else’s list!

    I definitely need to read Code Name Verity soon!

    • gwenkate
      October 8, 2014

      I adored the Time Traveler’s Wife! Code Name Verity was okay… not my favorite book but a very interesting and unique read. ~Gwen

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