Happy Tuesday guys! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah – The Bionic Bookworm and this week, the topic is character driven books!
Last weeks topic ‘Top 5 Naked Bookcovers’ was a bittersweet moment for me! Firstly I didn’t even realise that some hardbacks have secret pretty covers underneath the dust covers! So, I got all excited and pulled all my hardbacks from my bookshelf to see what gems I had…… I have none…. they were all just plain coloured covers with normal text on the spine. Disappointed was an understatement haha! On the bright side, now that I know this is a thing, I definitely think I’ll end up buying more hardbacks!
So, back to this week…..I’m super excited about the topic for this week because I LOVE a good character driven book!
Catcher In the Rye – J. D. Salinger
This has appeared on a few of my Top 5 Tuesday posts and attempting to explain why this book is amazing never gets any easier. So just trust me… it’s amazing. Go read it.
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott. Fitzgerald
One of my all-time favourites, so of course I’m putting it on my list!
Wonder – Raquel Jaramillo
Ugh, this book gives me all the feels. I finally got around to watching the film adaptation on the plane from Philadelphia to the UK the other week and I was a crying mess!
A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
This was the first book that popped into my head for this post. It’s SO character driven. I’m still impressed that I actually managed to finish it because it is long… and heavy….but amazing.
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
This is partly shaped by events outside of the control from the characters, but I’d say it’s mostly character driven. Plus, I love this book so if I can see an opportunity to put it on my Top 5 Tuesday list, I always will.