Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favourite Character Voices


This week is freebie week for Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I’m going to feature some books with strong character voices that I really connected with.

1. Adam (The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten)

I read this novel very recently and Adam’s character and his voice really made this book for me. He’s probably one of my favourite protagonists of all time and I couldn’t stop rooting for him.

2. Simon (Carry On by Rainbow Rowell)

Another one of my favourite characters, I mostly love Simon because of his voice. He’s so incredibly funny and adorable, and I sped through this 500 page book because Simon’s voice was so great. I also really loved Baz’s voice too!

3. Todd (Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness)

The thing that you notice immediately when you read the Chaos Walking trilogy is Todd’s voice and the unique writing in the book. It’s very distinctive and really shows who Todd is as a character.

4. Max (Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali)

The thing that made Max such a wonderful book for me was the main character, Max’s, voice. He’s arrogant and vocal about his opinions but that’s kind of why I love him. His character and personality really come through his voice and it was just so interesting to read from the perspective of a fetus and really young child.

5. Solomon (Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley)

Solomon is an agoraphobic who hasn’t left his house in over three years. But that doesn’t make him a boring character. He was such a funny and interesting person and that really came through in his voice. I thought the writing in this book was super strong.

6. Simon (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)

Simon is hilarious. He’s somebody that you automatically connect with from the very first chapter. He has a great personality and his voice is extremely relatable.

7. Audrey (Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella)

Audrey is a 14 year old girl who suffers from severe anxiety and depression but she doesn’t come across that way in the book because her voice is so unique and interesting. You can feel her anxiety and shyness but at the same time, you also can feel that she’s a sarcastic and fun-loving character.

8. Frankie (Frankie by Shivaun Plozza)

If you’re looking for a spunky character with lots of sass and attitude, Frankie is the girl for you. Her voice is feisty and sassy and makes her a character who you can’t turn away from.

9. Allyson (Just One Day by Gayle Forman)

Allyson can seem like a little bit of a bland character to some, but to me, she’s so full of life and her voice was completely relatable. I really connected with her character and I thought her voice was really, really strong.

10. Alice (The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard)

In this novel, Alice has been through a traumatic incident and now has trouble expressing herself verbally. So she writes poetry to express herself. This book was super interesting and had a great mix of prose and poetry. Alice’s voice and personality was so unique and strong in this book, and is the main reason why I loved it so much!

What are some of your favourite character voices?


38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favourite Character Voices

  1. Rissi says:

    I’ve been curious about “Finding Audrey,” but haven’t ever read it. One of these days I need to, especially since Sophie’s books seem like my kind of read. Great list and topic! πŸ™‚

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  2. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    You are the contemporary reading queen *bows*
    I love Todd’s voice, as you would know, but at the moment because I am reading The Book Thief all I can think is Death’s narrative voice is my most favourite ever. Why is there not a spin off to this book?! He should get to narrate a whole series of heartbreaking novels.

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      You flatter me *accepts crown anyway*
      Omg it’s been years since I’ve read The Book Thief but Death’s voice is definitely distinctive and unforgettable. And whoa that’s a great idea! He should totally just write multiple books about different people and events, narrated by Death. You should suggest that to his publisher πŸ˜€ I would read them HAHA


  3. Holly says:

    One of my favorite character voices is Jane Eyre– there’s so much personality in her narration, especially at the end. I love when characters seem to be talking directly to the reader!

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  4. Aditi says:

    AAAAH! I absolutely LOVED Audrey too. She was a brilliant character, even though the ending of Finding Audrey was too sunshine and rainbows for me.

    Lovely List, and have an amazing day!

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  5. Lois says:

    All of these books are on my tbr pile and I literally have no idea which book to prioritise. I’m told the Chaos Walking trilogy is amazing and since I’m making it my mission to read at least on Patrick Ness book this might be a good series to start with. I’ve also been on a major history kick this year and the concept of Max keeps drawing me in.

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      You should definitely start with Chaos Walking if you want to get into Patrick Ness. It’s absolutely amazing and I binged the whole trilogy. It’s super unique and one of my favourite dystopian series I’ve read. You could also start with A Monster Calls as well since it’s much shorter and the movie will be out really soon!

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