Top Ten Tuesday: I’m Just Not That Into You

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With.” As many characters as there are that you feel that you connect with, that speak to a particular part of who you are, that seem like little pieces of your soul written on paper, there are also those that make you just want to throw something. Many characters, so very many. Here’s a look at a few that I’m just not that into.

Ten Characters I Just Didn’t Click With:

1. Noah Shaw from the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer– We would never work out. I’m not in the habit of making excuses for other people’s jerkiness, whether you’re hot or not.

2. Spear Hammond from Rook – Sometimes I wondered how someone who was willing to ———— (spoilers here) and who never appreciated Sophia’s talents could be counted as one of her dearest friends.

3. Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses – A lot of people like you. I don’t usually go for the dark, bad boy who’s secretly hiding a broken person underneath, but many do, so you won’t miss my adoration.

4. Severus Snape from Harry Potter – Listen, I understand you had a difficult childhood and you were bullied, but bullying children as an adult is not okay.

5. Josh from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – It’s just bad taste when you hit on your ex-girlfriend’s little sister. Ew.

6. Evie O’Neill from the Diviners – I wanted to like you, I wanted to be immersed in your world, but I don’t know, we’re just too different, and at the end of the day, we can’t be friends.

7. Michael from The Naturals – *sigh* You’re kind of a jerk, to put it bluntly and when you purposefully try to get a rise out of someone who can’t help who their parents are by saying something about said parents, I just want to throw something at you.

8. Jason from Hemlock – Never saw what was so appealing about you and yet you seem to think you’re irresistible, along with everyone else. This baffles me.

9. Alexa from Defy – Sweetheart, I’d be a fool not to lecture you on the dos and don’ts of being kidnapped. Hint: it isn’t the time to observe how painfully beautiful your fellow captives are. It’s time to think about how to escape.

10. Jane Eyre – We didn’t click all those years ago. I’m not sure what it was, but I’d like to give us another shot if you’re willing. I promise, I hide no one in my attic.

Do we happen to have any characters in common? Anyone I mentioned you think I ought to give a second chance to? Share your thoughts in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own TTT post!


50 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: I’m Just Not That Into You

  1. I agree with you on Josh. It’s just… creepy. And when I read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I quite enjoyed it. But a while later I completely lost the desire to read the rest of the trilogy. I don’t know why. I wasn’t really interested in what happened to Mara and Noah, I guess?

    Great list Alicia!

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  2. I didn’t have Rhysand on my list but I really don’t get the hype about him. Tamlin all the way :3 I do have Snape on my list though. I can’t believe people still think he’s a good guy! I’m planning on getting to the Mara Dyer series soon so I’ll have to look out for Noah. Great list!

    Nattie @ Book Rambles – here’s my Top Ten :3

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  3. Great list! I love your comments on them. I never clicked with Jane Eyre when I had to read it in school and I have a feeling I’d be less patient with the woe is me helplessness that she has. I was never a Snape fan in Harry Potter. I got that there was more than meets the eye and all that but come on!


  4. Hello. Rhysand doesn’t have my adoration (I don’t want a love triangle with him in the next book). I can’t say I didn’t click with him, but I was indifferent to him. I was very surprised when I found out that he was adored by so many people – really can’t understand why.

    Happy readings! 😉

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  5. I do recommend giving Jane Eyre another try! It’s one of my favourite classics. (Wouldn’t recommend Wuthering Heights, though… now *there’s* a book that has a bunch of characters I didn’t click with.)

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  6. I will never understand how people can forgive Snape for bullying children. He’s terrible!
    And I wasn’t crazy about Rhysand either. Part of why I liked Tamlin was that he was actually nice to Feyre. Rhysand just manipulated and exploited her.

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  7. (((NOOOO))) I love Snape! Truly I do. I can’t help but to be drawn into the tragedy, hardships and misfortune that surrounds his miserable soul; ugh, just thinking about it now gets me all teary-eyed. Snape! I feel you! (-_-)

    On another note, I have yet to read Rook, I’m wary now :/

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