#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.
This week’s prompt: Favourite books/characters/authors
*My picks are characters that I admire/really liked. I have a lot more beyond this list, but they are the ones that I immediately wrote down and are, therefore, the ones included on this list. Some could change if I actually did this list again in the future.*
**My choices are in no particular order. You can click on their covers to explore their Goodreads entries.**
1. Circe from Circe
I absolutely love Circe as a character. She struggles to find her place in the world and makes the best out of bad situations. She’s extremely bright and resourceful and a great character overall. This novel is one of my top reads of all time as it integrates outside resources (The Odyssey and the legend of Circle, herself) with the author’s original story.
2. Easton from Enjoy the View (Moose Springs, AK #3)
What’s not to love about Easton!? This teddy bear of a man is kind, thoughtful, understanding, and adventurous. He is respectful of others and sets his own boundaries. He is just a good guy all around, which just cements him as an excellent character.
3. Marianne from The Little French Bistro
Marianne is a determined and resourceful character. She runs away from her bad marriage to a small French town where she starts a new temporary life. She is not from France, so she has to learn the language and the culture while now living in a small town. She goes through a lot as a character and I like how she works herself past each obstacle she faces. Although this book was not the best, however, it was still good, Marianne was a relatable character that I enjoyed.
4. Yadriel from Cemetery Boys
Yadriel is a trans boy who is trying to find his place in a culture and traditions that do not quite understand him. Although his Latinx family love him unconditionally, they do not fully comprehend that Yadriel identifies himself as male and not the female identity he was born into. He is a very captivating and sympathetic character where you root for him to find his happy ending and acceptance.
5. Mira from Mages Unbound (The Fifth Mage War #2)
Mira is mentioned in the first novel in the series as she wrote a textbook about Sirens, considering she is a Siren. She becomes a part of the story in the second novel, but not as a main character. The main characters are her children. She stood out to me as a character as I found myself caring more about her than I did about some of the main characters. Therefore, there had to have been something special about her as a character enough to add her to this list. She is very kind yet still maintains authority. She goes through her own journey with new emotions and events and I enjoyed reading about her story. The novel itself had some flaws, but it is difficult to judge it alone until the series is complete.
6. Poppy from From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash #1)
I absolutely adore Poppy. She is torn between wanting her freedom and her sense of duty throughout this novel. I love how she respects her place in the system, but also stands up for herself when she deems it appropriate. She is not the typical “princess” type character that needs others to think for her or protect her as she is fully capable on her own. She is kind, witty, and very intelligent that make her a very entertaining character to read about and root for.
FEBRUARY – Read it and weep!
Books with red covers (Complete)
21st – Books that made you FEEL
28th – Books that made you cry (or almost cry if you’re not me!)
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! We are already halfway through February with my second post for my Six for Sunday meme. This week’s list was VERY difficult to narrow down as you could choose between characters, books, and authors. I narrowed it down with multiple parameters to first look at only books, then to books that I’ve previously reviewed, and then just any character that initially stood out to me as I scrolled through my review list. There are still many more that I love, so this list is not exclusive to my total list of favorite characters. Instead, it is just a small sampling. I can not wait to read what others will choose this week!