Hey fellow bookworms! This week’s topic from That Artsy Reader Girl is Book Characters That Remind Me of Myself. This topic is surprisingly hard for me because I’m having a hard time drawing a distinction between characters that actually remind me of myself and characters I that would be cast as, or would like to play as an actor. So here are 10 characters that I related to for a mix of reasons.
1. Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Celaena Sardothien is one of my favorite characters of all time. I related to her immediately. She loves so fiercely but can also be selfish and impulsive. She has unapologetic self-esteem, which I find so refreshing in a fantasy heroine. I also share her love for the finer things in life with no shame.
2. Shane from Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
When I was reading this book, I really felt like she was speaking my thoughts. Shane’s love for books and pop culture really resonated with me.
3. Elloren Gardner from The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
I definitely relate to Elloren’s journey of moving to the big city and opening her mind to so many new experiences and ways of thinking.
4. Franny from Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Franny is an actress trying to make it in NYC…. that’s literally my life and daily joy/struggles.
5. Celia Lytton from The Spoils of Time Trilogy by Penny Vincenzi
I relate to Celia’s passion for literature and her family. She will do what it takes to get what she wants.
6. Elizabeth from The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
I remember reading this series and feeling like I was Elizabeth. I connected with her storyline and always feel like I would have been just like her if I lived in that time period.
7. Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s relationship with her sisters really struck home for me and my own sisters. She is also a bookish, hopeless romantic just like me.
8. Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Mia’s thoughts were my own at one point, I swear. I felt like I was her when reading those books.
9. Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Like Marianne, I definitely lead with my heart and emotions and face the consequences later.
10. Scarlett from Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Like Scarlett, I am a rule follower and I hate defying authority. I also have a fierce love and protective sense over my younger sisters.