Every Tuesday I participate in Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Every week they post a theme to create our own bookish lists.
I’m not a huge fan of this week’s official theme, so I’m going to do the one from last week (which I skipped because I did an August New Release list), which is Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours. So these are all characters who’s shoes I’d love to temporarily (or permanently) fill.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Other than Elizabeth Bennett, Catherine Morland is my favorite of Austen’s heroines. She is just so loveable and naive and is full of book lust! I think that I could manage pretty well in Catherine’s slippers as she dances with Henry Tilney, goes on long country walks with Elinor and explores Bath for the first time.
The Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter
I’m pretty sure I’ve said this (many) times, but I want to be a student at the Gallagher Girl Academy for Exceptional Young Women! I want to learn how to be a spy in a huge, old mansion. I’ll just overlook the whole secret organization who may or may not wish me harm thing.
Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
I just want to vacation at Austenland. I also like the idea of some mystery and intrigue thrown in with my Regency romance. So, yes I could do very, very well for myself at Austenland!
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Ginny gets to travel all over Europe on a special quest. Yes please! I wish someone would give me money and send me off to explore Europe!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Boarding school in Paris?! Why not! I laughed that Anna was, at first, angry about being sent to live in Paris for a year, because I thought…well heck! I’ll gladly take your place Anna! Can I still attend a French boarding school at 29?
The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
Okay, so I’ll admit Tessa’s life isn’t all romance, puppy dogs and laughter. She loves two boys, doesn’t know who she really is, and has these robotic/clockwork creatures chasing her, but I’d still switch spots with Tessa for a day. I’d love to explore Victorian London, with a certain Welsh shadowhunter!
A Rather series by C.A. Belmond
If I was Penny Nichols (yes that’s her name) I could gallivant all over Europe in an antique sports car or yacht. I would also have a job that allowed me to find historic antiques and solve mysteries.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Anne Brashares
I just want to be a part of this group of friends and Carmen is my favorite of them all.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
I know she gets mixed up with the dangerous fairy world, but Jena is just a fun character and I wouldn’t mind living in a fairy tale like setting for a day or so…but only for a day!
The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
Gilded Era Manhattan? Wealthy young socialites in gorgeous gowns? I can play dress up for a day!
Which fictional characters would you be willing to switch places with?