Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten Characters You'd Like To Check In With


The topic this week for Top Ten Tuesday hosted at The Broke and the Bookish is Characters You'd like to check in with.

Some of my favorite people have been checked in on - Bridget Jones (Mad About the Boy), Signora from Evening Class (Maeve Binchy kept revisiting old characters in each new book), Harry Potter (had the epilogue, which was enough). Crow Lake characters, by Mary Lawson, are seen in Road Ends and The Other Side of the Bridge. Of course, Anne Shirley got a whole series of books, so we know what happened there. The television series even made up a different ending for Anne  - a journalist is WW1?

On the other hand, many books I've read I was happy with the ending, happy with how the characters ended up and did not feel a need for a sequel. (The Rosie Project would be a great example - I never read the sequel) Even some series 'end' up enough for me at times - I'm almost finished of Flavia de Luce, even though I loved her first few books. She got older and lost her naive charm. There are a few characters however...

Rilla Blythe  - Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter grew up during world war 1 and got her somewhat happy ending, but more would be nice!

Katniss Evergreen- and then?

Mary Gooch from The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens - I would love to know what happened to Mary. When I read the book, I thought a retelling from her husband's point of view would be neat as well.

Amy and Nick Dunne - How did those crazy kids (and kid) turn out? Who killed who first?

Lisbeth Salander - The Girl Who ... turned out okay? found some love?

unnamed narrator of The Outlander by Gil Adamson - the last line in this book practically set up a sequel

And the most recent book I listened to, The 4:50 to Paddington by Agatha Christie, left with Lucy Eyelesbarrow, Miss Marple's helper in this book, being interested in someone. Miss Marple predicts Lucy'll marry one of the two eligible characters, but she didn't say which!? I was not impressed! Actually, Lucy Eyelesbarrow herself was a very interesting character, and could have sustained a book or two of her own.

That's all I can think of for now. Once I read some other Top Ten Lists, I'm sure I realize who I forgot.