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AnneCecilie
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I loved the childhood innocence of ten-year-olds Grace and Kelly, and their search for God. I would love to meet these two again, if the author should write more books with them
#NewFavoriteCharacters #AllTheBooksOf2017

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BarbaraJean
A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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A few more for #allthebooksof2017: #newfavoritecharacters:

🛸 Lovelace & Pepper in A Closed and Common Orbit
👑 Eugenides in The Queen of Attolia / The King of Attolia
👴🏻 Ove in (naturally) A Man Called Ove

Lovelace & Pepper I‘d met before in The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, but A Closed & Common Orbit made them favorites. Same with Eugenides—it was these two books that deepened him into a favorite character for me. And of course: Ove!

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sprainedbrain
The Dark Tower | Stephen King
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Catching up with yesterday‘s prompt

#AllTheBooksOf2017 #NewFavoriteCharacters

Some of my new favorites from my reading this year, in no particular order:

❤️ our unnamed narrator in The Gone-Away World
❤️ Crozier, Dr. Goodsir, Lt. Irving, & Silna in The Terror
❤️ John and especially Owen in A Prayer for Owen Meany
❤️ Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, & Oy in the Dark Tower

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Somasis
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 | G Willow Wilson
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Definately one of my #newfavoritecharacters of #allthebooksof2017. I started reading Ms Marvel in August and it wasn't too long before I was fully caught up. These comics are so fantastic, the characters are so good, and if you are intimidated by the larger Marvel universe, know that you can read Ms Marvel in isolation. She is so wonderful and positive, I absolutely adore her!

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emilyhaldi
O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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I love a character that makes me laugh. That's why Gus, Janet, and Ove are three of my #newfavoritecharacters

#allthebooksof2017

Kaye Gosh, Gus is SO cute. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Reviewsbylola We need to get Gus and Ove in a room together. 😂😂 2y
Mdargusch ❤️❤️gus❤️❤️ 2y
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andrew61
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#allthebooksof2017 #newfavoritecharacters
There are loads of favourite characters this year but here are some that stood out; Eddie flynn, Jackson lamb, lena and lila, and Rosa from the tartar recipes.

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batsy
The Evenings | Gerard Reve
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#NewFavoriteCharacters #AllTheBooksof2017

There are more, but I narrowed it down to four favourite characters:

The melancholy, witty and irreverent Lazi in Qiu Miaojin's Notes of a Crocodile; the fiercely feminist and razor sharp Helen Graham in Anne Brontë's Wildfell Hall; Grandmother in Tove Jansson's Summer Book, so wry and introspective and wise; Frits van Egters in Gerard Reve's The Evenings, a bleakly hilarious and absurd nihilist.

BarbaraBB Frits van Egters! I am so surprised you read this book. It is famous here, but rather old. When I grew up everyone read it but my kids have never even heard of it. Frits is great though 👍 2y
LeahBergen Oh, yes... that grandmother! 💕💕 2y
batsy That's fascinating @BarbaraBB , I believe it was translated into English for the first time, hence the "discovery" of Reve among English-speaking readers. It is such a strange and memorable book, I'm so glad I read it. 2y
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batsy @LeahBergen I still think about her 🙂❤️ 2y
Centique Ok had to stack them all! 😋👍 2y
batsy @Centique To borrow a term from the British Littens, Crocodile and Evenings could be considered "Marmite books" ? Would love to hear your thoughts if you give any of these a try ? 2y
Centique Ooh we have marmite too! I‘m a vegemite fan myself 😋 But you have definitely intrigued me. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Can‘t wait to watch Reese Witherspoon‘s company, Hello Sunshine, to produce the quirky and heartwarming Eleanor Oliphant !
#allthebooksof2017 #newfavoritecharacters

EvieBee Me too! I just hope it remains Scottish. 2y
Andrew65 A good choice. 2y
GripLitGrl Me too!!! 2y
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KarenUK
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#allthebooksof2017 #newfavoritecharacters
I‘m copying @Cinfhen ‘s fun idea to cast two characters I loved this year.... I loved Evelyn Hugo... she really stuck with me (I imagined her as the ever-gorgeous Helen Mirren) and my favorite chapters in ‘The Power‘ were the ones from Roxy‘s POV (I picked Abigail Lawrie, who was amazing in a Casual Vacancy)....

Cinfhen Nice, Karen!!! I can totally see Helen Mirren, I‘m not familiar with the younger actress but I‘m trusting your casting abilities. I wish they make The Power into a film or miniseries (edited) 2y
LiteraryinLititz Helen Mirren would be perfect! 2y
bookloo Wow! Great picks! 2y
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Reviewsbylola Helen Mirren is perfect as Evelyn! 2y
Kendra.Diane Helen Mirren!! Love that idea!! I was thinking of Meryl Streep during her Devil Wears Prada days! 2y
Kristy_K Love your pick for Evelyn. She‘d be perfect! 2y
Dragon Two great choices. 2y
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