I’ve decided instead of my extremely sporadic Top Five posts I’m going to start doing Top Ten Tuesday, created by The Broke and the Bookish (for more info click here. They set the topic so it saves me thinking of things as well!
So, for my first Top Ten Tuesday, it’s “Top Ten Characters I’d Like to Check In With”. Often times when a book ends I do find myself wondering what would happen to the characters next so this post gave me a chance to really think about it and who I would most like to catch up with. As with my Top Five posts these are in no particular order. It’s difficult to write a post like this without spoilers. I have tried to minimise spoilers as much as possible but I would say if you haven’t read the book the characters are from it’s probably best to skip over the description.
1) Molly Weasley, The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
I know at the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” we get the flash forward and find out where the main characters are and what they are doing but I’d love to catch up with Molly Weasley and see how she is getting on with things once the children are all grown up. I can imagine her sat at home, happily surrounded by grandchildren and knitting them all some lovely jumpers for Christmas!
2) Nick and Amy Dunne, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I couldn’t pick just one of them as I feel their lives are probably still intertwined. Ultimately, they are both so messed up I kind of think they deserve each other but I would love to see whether Nick really did stay and just how badly they messed things up after the end of the book.
3) Bob Saginowski, The Drop by Dennis Lehane
Having just finished “The Drop” I grew quite attached the main character, Bob, and would love to see how things went with him, Nadia and Rocco and see whether he’s still working at “Cousin Marv’s”.
4) Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I really liked Effie. I know she was happy to be part of the Capitol machine but I felt like she softened slightly in “Catching Fire” and I’d love to know how she got on in the new order of things after the events of “Mockingjay”.
5) Paddy de Courcy, This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Things weren’t looking great for Paddy by the end of the book and I’d love to look in on him again and see if things got worse, as he deserved, or if he managed to turn it around somehow. I hope that I would find that his Political career was well and truly over and that he was living alone somewhere with Alicia having left him. I know it sounds mean but he really would deserve it.
6) Holly Kennedy, PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
I love Holly’s journey during “PS I Love You” and I would love to see how she got on after Gerry’s letters stopped and she had to manage by herself. There are so many possibilities. I like to think she would eventually have moved on and remarried and maybe even had a couple of kids.
7) Four, The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
I really enjoyed the Divergent Series and although I wasn’t happy with the end of Tris’ journey I’m intrigued as to what Four would have done next. His whole world was changed and he was left with quite a lot to deal with so it would be nice to check in with him and see how he coped with everything.
8) The Malfoy Family, The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
I know I’ve done a Potter one already but the Malfoy family were excellent and although we see a glimpse of Draco in the flash forward at the end of Deathly Hallows I’d love more detail as to exactly what happened with all the Malfoys in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts. It’s been hinted, and confirmed by Jason Isaacs who played him in the films, that Lucius had an alcohol problem following his time in Azkaban and it would be interesting to see how the magical world deals with things like this and whether he got help with it.
9) Chief Bromden, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Can’t really talk about Chief without really spoiling the end of the book for anyone who hasn’t read it or watched the film but I would love to see what happened to him next.
10) Ma and Jack, Room by Emma Donoghue
I would love to see how Jack and Ma have managed to reintegrate into society and see what kind of a man Jack has grown into. It would also be interesting to see how Ma has coped and whether she has been able to get passed what was done to her and maybe find happiness in a relationship with someone or whether she is on her own.