Monday, January 31, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Books Read with Character Names In the Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Jana at The Artsy Reader Girl.


This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Books with Character Names In the Titles (Submitted by BookLoversBlog and Lucy @ Bookworm Blogger). I wanted to feature books I have read, and evidently I have a lot of books with character names in the title. Looking over my five paw reviews of books with memorable characters, I was able to narrow it down to these ten books:


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow


LaRose by Louise Erdrich


Emma by Jane Austen


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke


A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis


We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver


Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye


What are some of your favorite books that have a character's name in the title? 


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  1. Except for La Rose, I have either read all on your list, or it's on my TBR. I have Alice in Wonderland. And a few more Alices...

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

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    1. Mareli - I loved your Alice theme. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  2. I only picked books I have read too! There's so many options.

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    1. Marg - Yes, so many directions to take this prompt! Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. A Man Called Ove is a brilliant book. Anna Karenina is one of my all time favorite classics. Such a beautiful selection of books. Happy reading! My TTT https://readwithstefani.com/30-books-i-want-to-read-before-i-turn-30/

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    1. Stefani - Yes! Both Anna Karenina and A Man Called Ove are such good books. Thank you for visiting!

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  4. The Picture of Dorian Gray would fit with this topic as well!

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    1. Stephanie - It would definitely fit with the books with a character name in the title! Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. while Emma is not my fave Austen book, Mr. Knightley IS my fave Austen hero! :) My TTT

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    1. Carrie - Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Austen novel, but I love Emma too--plus it fit the category. LOL I love the growth that Emma shows in the novel--of all Austens' novels I have read, I think she shows the most growth.

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  6. Great picks! I love the cover of The Ten Thousand Doors of January. Stunning!

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    1. Tanya - I love that cover too! Thank you for visiting!

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  7. I knew I'd see a lot of Ove today but I completely forgot about Emma and Jane Eyre. Ha! My list of book titles with names

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    1. Anne - Yes, A Man Called Ove was on a lot of lists, wasn't it? Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Great list! The Ten Thousand Doors of January has been on my TBR for a while, I need to get to it for sure.

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    1. Lindsey - I hope you enjoy The Ten Thousand Doors of January when you read it! Thank you for visiting.

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  9. Emma made my list as well. I should have book Ove on my list!! I can't believe I didn't! Argh!

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    1. Kami - We could probably have made a list of twenty or more if we let ourselves. LOL Thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Great list -- and I've read so many of them. :) I keep forgetting that January is the character's name and not referring to a month. I loved that book!

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    1. Lisa - I know what you mean. I had to double check to make sure it was her name. I loved that book too. Thank you for visiting!

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  11. I really enjoyed Jane Eyre and Emma!
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. Poinsettia - Both are two of my all time favorites. Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. I did not even think of the Jane Austin books! I have thought about trying Leo Tolstoy's book but it is not really my genre and it's huge! Great list!

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    1. Cindy - Anna Karenina is long. I actually go through that one fairly quickly because I was invested in the lives of the different characters. If you do decide to read it, hopefully it will be the same for you. Thank you for visiting!

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  13. I've never read We Need To Talk About Kevin but I remember watching the film in my Psychology A-Level and finding it quite disturbing!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/02/01/top-ten-tuesday-353/

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    1. Jo - I saw the movie after reading the book--it's a bit different but has similar elements. I loved the book, even as difficult as the topic was. Given how many school shootings that have occurred since I read it, I wonder if my impressions of it would be different now. Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. I've seen Jane Eyre at a few blogs today. I still need to read A Man Called Ove. Thanks for sharing.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2022/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-with.html

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    1. Cheryl - I hope you enjoy A Man Called Ove if you read it! Thank you for visiting!

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  15. Great list! I wish I'd thought of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel. :D

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    1. Lark - Two names in one title. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  16. I think my favorite with a character name in the title is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Thinking about it still makes me smile.

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    1. Helen - I haven't read that particular book. Perhaps someday. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  17. Nice list, and you reminded me to but Dear Emmie Blue on my TBR!

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    1. Wendy - It's such a good book! I hope you do read Dear Emmie Blue! Thank you for stopping by.

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  18. So many great reads here and I think Ove is the only one I saw on other lists. Pretty cool that there are enough books with names that there weren't many duplicates.

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    1. Suzanne - A Man Called Ove did seem to be a popular choice. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  19. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is one of my favorites.

    Lauren @ Always me

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    1. Lauren - Mine too. Such a great atmospheric book. Thank you for stopping by!

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  20. A Man Called Ove is definitely a favourite, and I'm going to look up Jane Steele now! :) Thanks!

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    1. Louise - I hope you like Jane Steele if you give it a try! I loved it. Thank you for visiting!

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  21. I also have The Ten Thousand Doors of January on my list. I thought this was a fun prompt😁

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    1. Tammy - It was a fun prompt. :-) I found so many titles on my read shelf--and on my TBR shelves that would fit this category. Thank you for stopping by!

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  22. I love Emma and Anna Karenina! Jane Steele was also really fun - great list!

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  23. The Ten Thousand Doors of January was so good!

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    1. Carrie - I agree! It's one of my favorite all time books. Thank you for stopping by!

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  24. I love JANE EYRE and EMMA. I need to read JANE STEELE. It sounds super fun!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

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    1. Susan - I hope you enjoy Jane Steele if you read it. It's so good! Thank you for visiting!

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  25. The Ten Thousand Doors of January was a fantastic book. I also really liked A Man Called Ove.

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    1. Carole - They were both so good! Thank you for stopping by!

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  26. Great choices! I've been reading more Austen in the last few years and Emma or Persuasion are next on my list and I love the cover for Jane Steele!

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    1. Katherine - I hope you enjoy both Emma and Persuasion when you read them. Thank you for visiting!

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  27. I'm not familiar with many of these books, but I read Emma last summer and really enjoyed it!
    claire @ clairefy

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    1. Claire - I am glad you enjoyed Emma. :-) Thank you for stopping by!

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  28. I read Jane Eyre years ago, but forgot to list A Man Called Ove. I couldn't even come up with 10 this week but can chalk it up to a senior moment, ha. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. Mia - Looking at the books I've read and logged on Goodreads helped me with this one. :-) Thank you for visiting!

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  29. Some great choices here Wendy. I have LaRose on my TBR, but forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Carla - I hope you get a chance to read LaRose. It's heartbreaking, but so good! Thank you for stopping by!

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  30. I've actually read a lot of these and liked them. That's pretty rare for me on TTT. Great list!

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