It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…
Top Ten Character Names I Love
1. Cross – One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels #2) by Sarah MacLean
Pippa’s breath caught as the man emerged, tall and lanky and unshaven. He was in his shirtsleeves, cuffs rolled up, and her gaze flew to those long, lean forearms, where muscle curved and rippled over bone. Her mouth went dry. She’d never thought of the forearm as being particularly interesting, but then it was not every day that she saw such a fine specimen.
2. Warner – Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi (Psst, I love Warner’s first name too!)
He looks immaculate.
Flawless, especially as he stands here among the dirt and destruction, surrounded by the bleakest colors this landscape has to offer. He’s a vision of emerald and onyx, silhouetted in the sunlight in the most deceiving way. He could be glowing. That could be a halo around his head. This could be the world’s way of making an example out of irony. Because Warner is beautiful in ways even Adam isn’t.
3. Dean Holder – Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover
But I’m not falling in love with her piece by piece anymore. I’m in love with the whole girl. Every single piece of her.
4. Augustus Waters – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“It’s just that most really good-looking people are stupid, so I exceed expectations.’
‘Right, it’s primarily his hotness,’ I said.
‘It can be sort of blinding,’ he said.
‘It actually did blind our friend Isaac,’ I said.
‘Terrible tragedy, that. But can I help my own deadly beauty?’
‘It is my burden, this beautiful face.’
‘Not to mention your body.’
‘Seriously, don’t even get me started on my hot bod. You don’t want to see me naked, Dave. Seeing me naked actually took Hazel Grace’s breath away,’ he said, nodding toward the oxygen tank.”
5. Josh Bennett – The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
The world should be full of Josh Bennetts. But it’s not. I had the only one. And I threw him away.
6. Travis Maddox – Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire
“To douchebags!” he said, gesturing to Brad. “And to girls that break your heart,” he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. “And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.”
7. Étienne St. Clair – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.
8. Jude Ryder – Crash (Crash #1) by Nicole Williams
“The name’s Jude Ryder, since I know you’re all but salivating like a rabid dog to know, and I don’t do girlfriends, relationships, flowers or regular phone calls. If that works for you, I think we could work out something special.”
9. Four – Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Who is he when he isn’t Dauntless, isn’t an instructor, isn’t Four, isn’t anything in particular?
Whoever he is, I like him. It’s easier to admit that to myself now, in the dark, after all that just happened. He is not sweet or gentle or particularly kind. But he is smart and brave, and even though he saved me, he treated me like I was strong. That is all I need to know.
10. Will Cooper – Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover
“So you keep your ocean, I’ll take the Lake.”
Yes, I KNOW these are all guy characters’ names, but I just can’t help loving them and their names! What are your favorite character names?