Today I’m linking up with the Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten quirky characters! Nothing makes the reading experience even more fun than some unusual, eccentric, or even strange characters, and below are some of my favorites.
- Come Thou Tortoise. The whole book is quirky (yes, this is one of those that has no punctuation), which fits perfectly with the main character whom no one can figure out.
- The Thursday Next series. Thursday herself isn’t that strange, but all of her companions in the book world (and in the real world) are a bit out there.
- The Series of Unfortunate Events. Everything Lemony Snicket writes is quirky and unusual, and everyone from the three siblings to Count Olaf to the countless strange people the family meets fit into this category.
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet. Does Felicia Day count as a character? Because she’s definitely quirky in all the best ways.
- The Westing Game. One of my favorite childhood books with a cast of eccentric characters.
- The Case of the Cursed Dodo. I’ve never read another book starring a private eye panda.
- The Great Beanie Baby Bubble. Ty is another real-life quirky character.
- The Casson family series. Caddy, Saffy, Indigo, Rose, and their parents are the strangest but sweetest fictional family.
- The Great Unexpected. One of Sharon Creech’s newer books, this one is filled with her classic quirky characters.
- Walk Two Moons. Speaking of Sharon Creech, I couldn’t leave out this childhood favorite with unforgettable characters.
Who are your favorite literary quirky characters? Leave your TTT links below!