top ten tuesday: books for readers who like character driven novels

top ten tuesday graphicOnce again Tuesday has come around, and you know what that means: another Top Ten Tuesday, a fantastic weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels. I think that character driven novels are fascinating reads if they are executed well, but that’s the thing: it takes a masterful writer and storyteller to craft such a compelling story. Here are some of my favorites- in no particular order, of course!

1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

2. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

4. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

8. Looking for Alaska by John Green.

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What are your favorite character driven novels? What do you think about the ones on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!




15 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: books for readers who like character driven novels

    1. The Help is absolutely fantastic, and the movie is incredible as well. You just really get a sense of what it was like for these women to live in a world based so much on the idea that your worth was equivalent to the color of your skin. It was a terrible time, but nonetheless fascinating to read about. I hope you like it, and thanks for commenting! 🙂


  1. Your blog is so cute!
    The Help is a great choice, as is the Perks of Being a Wallflower, that novel is driven by Charlie’s journey through his first year of high school.
    The Goldfinch is on my TBR, I’m eager to read some Donna Tart.


    1. Aww, thanks! 🙂
      The Goldfinch is such an intriguing and compelling novel. It’s quite long, but the cool thing about it is that it spans over a decade of the main characters life. You really get to see how he changes over time, both for the better and for the worse. I hope you like it, and thanks for commenting! 🙂


    1. hahaha I feel the same way- it’s so reassuring to hear that people like a book enough to include it in a TTT. I would definitely recommend all of these books! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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  2. Good selections, particularly the Irving and Green titles! A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my all-time favorites. I’d highly recommend Irving’s The World According to Garp, too.


    1. I haven’t read The World According to Garp yet, but I’ve heard so many good things about it that I’ll definitely have to read it soon. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂


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