Top Ten Tuesday is one of my favorite memes, especially when we get a prompt like today’s. So often when reviewing and discussing books, we mention our love of the setting/world or how we would love to spend time with the characters. Today’s prompt asks us to list the ten characters we’d like to switch places with for 24 hours. Here we go!
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads)–I don’t really want to deal with Auden’s home life, but I love the town she’s staying in over the summer. I love beach town settings, and this one’s a favorite. Plus, I like Eli
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Goodreads)–I can’t say that I’d be very good at demon hunting or anything like that, but I would love to cuddle up with Jace and hang out with Simon! Clary can go ahead and sit a day out so I can have fun with these Shadowhunters + Simon!
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Goodreads)–This is still one of my favorite books because it’s incredibly funny and I love the cast of characters. I’d totally be okay with switching places with Norah and running around New York with Nick all night. I’ve never been to New York City, and I don’t have a character crush on Nick or anything, but he’s a cool guy and he really knows his music. How fun would it be to hop from crazy New York club to crazy New York club all night with your friends!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Goodreads)–If you’ve read this book, I don’t think I need to explain myself, do I? Living in Paris for a school year. Eating delicious crepes. Going to famous museums. Etienne St. Clair. Enough said.
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin (Goodreads)–I really have no desire to repeat my high school years, but I would love to spend a day with Kelsey Finkelstein because she is so darn funny. I love how melodramatic she is and how loyal she is to her friends. If I could choose a day, I’d choose the last day the school play is performed. I’m pretty sure that would be the best. Or the night of the tooth mishap. Either would be funny.
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (Goodreads): I love this book’s time period and the powers the girls have. And I have a book crush on Finn. It would be fun to spend a day in the garden with Finn and maybe part of the afternoon at a gossipy tea gathering. Writing this makes me feel like I’m an old soul or something because I don’t know many people who would want to spend their day like this!
Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy (Goodreads): This is one of the cutest middle grade books I’ve read, first of all. Second, I would absolutely love to spend a day in Lilah’s shoes so I could communicate with my Grandma Rosemary. I love that Lilah gets to spend more time with her Bubbie. Those of us who have lost grandparents know how special and precious that extra time would be.
In Honor by Jessi Kirby (Goodreads)–Am I allowed to pretend Honor isn’t honoring her brother that just died? Because if so, I’d switch places with her for a day. I’d want to spend time getting to know Rusty, and I think it would be cool to revisit the scene when she’s swimming really early in the morning. For the most part, their trip to California was fun to read (with the exception of a few sad/scary parts).
I know that’s not ten characters I want to switch with, but it’s the best I can do today. Let me know which character you’d like to switch with! I’m sure I’ll feel the same way, or even better, find a new book I want to read! Happy Tuesday!