Top Ten Tuesday: Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley! 


This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters.  I love this topic, because I often really love the secondary characters!  So here’s my list, in alphabetical order by the author’s last name:

Ladybird Hope from Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
I don’t remember too much about Ladybird Hope (I’ve read so many books since then!) except that she was such a strong, crazy character, and I loved her!

Cassie from Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein (and of course she got her own book, Dear Cassie!)
Cassie was definitely my favorite character in Pretty Amy, and I’m so glad she got her own book!

Finnick from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Ah, Finnick.  Such a strong, well-developed character with such an interesting back story!

Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Tiny Cooper was such a fantastic character, and really became such a central character to this story, even though he wasn’t one of the two main characters.

Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
I haven’t read all of the Narnia books yet, but Reepicheep is by far my favorite character so far!

Yackle from The Wicked Years series by Gregory Maguire
I haven’t yet read the last book of this series, but Yackle has always been there, just kind of hiding in the background, and I’m convinced that she will play a major part in the last book!

Thorne from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Thorne reminded me of a mix between Mal from Firefly, Jack Harkness from Doctor Who, and Zaphod Beeblebrox from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. And now that I think about it, he’s got a lot of Han Solo in him as well!

Roar from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
I loved Roar, even though he wasn’t a major character in the first book, and I’m looking forward to reading more about him in the rest of the series when I get to it!

Sirius Black from Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I love SO many characters from the Harry Potter series, but Sirius is my absolute favorite!

Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor
Zuzana is probably my favorite secondary character EVER. And that’s saying a lot, since Sirius Black is on this list!

Who are your most memorable secondary characters?  Do we have any in common?  Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!


  1. Ashley

    August 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I cannot believe I forgot Roar! AHH Love him! Awesome list :)

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  2. flipthatpage

    August 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I have a copy of Under The Never Sky and can't wait to find out about Roar. Everyone seems to like him :D And I LOVE Finnick! Excited to see the Catching Fire movie now, HAHA. Great list :)

  3. fakesteph

    August 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    YEAH. I LOVE Tiny Cooper… and Sirius Black is my fave. Although most of the time I'm really swept away by Lupin, too.

  4. Bittner

    September 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I would have hoped that my friendship with you would have had enough of an influence to get Neville on the list…but I can see why you would pick Mr. Black instead.

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