September 1, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday 9/1/15

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Characters You Just Didn't Click With.

Since relating to the characters isn't something I require to enjoy a book, this is going to require a little bit of research. I'm just going to go back through my Goodreads list and try to remember how I felt about characters in the book.

  1. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - The main characters are a couple who live alone on a little lighthouse island off the coast of Australia who secretly adopt a baby that washes up on the island and pass it off as their own. I didn't really connect with the woman in the couple. I mean, I understand why she did what she did, but I would have chosen a different course of action.

  2. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty - Man, Louise Brooks was kind of a bitch! At least as she was represented in this book. The story was actually about the woman who chaperoned Louise's first trip to New York City, but Louise played a large role in the first part of the book.

  3. The First Wife by Erica Spindler - In this book, Bailey Browne uses the money her mother left after she died of cancer to take a vacation to the Carribbean. While she's there she falls in love with a guy from Louisiana who owns a big horse ranch or some such thing. And they get married. Seriously. Who does that? I spent the rest of the book feeling like she deserved everything that came after.

  4. Sea Creatures by Susannah Daniel - The main character, Georgia. Man, I just didn't like her. I felt like she made some bad decisions because she based them on her feeeeeelliiiings. I know. I know. Feelings aren't all bad, but at the same time, making decisions you know are a bad idea, because of your emotions, usually doesn't turn out so well. I had no sympathy for her because she put her son in danger repeatedly.

  5. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld - The main characters in this one are a pair of twins. I didn't really like either on of them. Judgmental and uptight on the one hand, and manic pixie dream girl on the other. Nope.

  6. Emma by Jane Austen - I hate to say it, and it still isn't my least favorite of her novels, but I don't really care for Emma.

  7. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides - Madeleine, the female protagonist, is kind of vanilla. I don't understand why these two different guys are so into her. Whatever.

  8. West With the Night by Beryl Markham - This is a memoir of sorts. She is really unlikable. Really dry and unattached. She is the opposite of the gals with all the feelings. She has no emotions.

You'll notice all these folks are women. I guess I don't expect to connect with male protagonists and therefore don't notice when I don't. Whatever. I'm going to quit at 8 because I have already gone back 4 years in my list. That's enough.

Any you have to add to the list?