Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Top Ten Inspirational Characters

I'm participating in the meme from The Broke and the Bookish this week. Here's my list -

1. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald – bequeathed an upside down house by her pirate husband, she cures the bad habits of neighborhood children. For example, one child refuses to bathe so Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle suggests planting seeds on the child’s skin. Guess what happens when the seeds sprout?

2. The tree in The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Unconditional love.

3. Elizabeth Bennett in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. The same Lizzie we all know and love plus she kills zombies! Indeed, when it comes to killing the undead she has no improper pride.

4. Juliet Ashton in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. She trusts her instincts and goes for what she wants.

5. Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web. Unselfish, practical, loving.

6. Sherlock Holmes – I know he’s like, a druggie and stuff, but he’s just so clever.

7. Matthew from Anne of Green Gables. Impossible not to love this man.

8. The baby bird in Are You My Mother? illustrates the value of persistence.

9. The Wife of Bath is one sassy lady.

10. Julie in Going On Sixteen by Betty Cavanna. She’s a dreamer who finds the courage to do what she must.


  1. I Love the tree choice! I’ve also been trying to attack the BBC list over the past 16 months. I’m about 80% there. Good luck!

  2. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/top-ten-tuesday-most-inspirational.html

  3. Sherlock Holmes!! He is my hero! :") Great list!

  4. Sherlock Holmes and Wife of Bath FTW!
    Great list!

  5. I love that you included Lizzie from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies :) It's true, all of the benefits of Austen's Lizzie PLUS zombie killing abilities. Great list!

  6. I almost included Juliet on my list...what an incredible story this was!

  7. Great list! I also included Charlotte on my list. I just love how devoted she is to her friends.

    Reading Lark's Top 10

  8. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Matthew, what fantastic choices!