I think I just struggle to make book lists if I’m being honest. This week was also a bit hard but fun to try and find books to fit the prompt. That being said I mostly focused on characters I wish I was but also enjoyed their “job” so to speak. You’ll see. Onwards! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
10 Characters I basically wish I was!
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
This is one of my absolute favorite novels! I reread it so much. Carrie McClelland is a historical fiction writer. In real life, I hope to become a published romance author so of course I’d love to also be a historical fiction writer!
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
I’m pretty sure Kate Daniels’ job is being a certified bad ass. But in reality she’s a…detective. I think. Honestly, it’s hard to describe. She helps people investigate magical mysteries and that usually leads to saving Atlanta. I’m not sure I want her job so much as I just want to be everything she is and do what she does. I suppose that includes her job.
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
Check, Please! is near and dear to my heart. I started reading it when it was just a web comic and patiently waited for each page of the comic but I digress. Bitty, the main character, is a student, a hockey player, and a YouTuber. There was a point in time where I dreamed about making YouTube videos. Now I realize I hate everything that goes into making a video, so I wisely decided to stick to words. Still, that want niggles at the back of my mind so I had to add Bitty’s Job.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
In general, I have mixed feelings about this author. But that doesn’t stop me from 100% wanting to be a badass assassin like Celaena. I think the running theme in this post will be bad ass women who do bad assery as their job or something to do with books. What can I say, I’m predictable.
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
Ilona Andrews knows how to write characters (and I suppose jobs) that speak to me. Dina is the owner of a magical inn. Not only does she do all the normal hospitality stuff, she also saves the world. Of course I want that job! AND she meets a hunky werewolf. Where do I sign up?
Java Frost by Courtney Hunt
Java Frost is the first book in a novella series centered around Cupid’s Coffee Shop. A place where people in town happen to find love! The shop is owned by a family. Honestly, I’d love to be any person in this family. I’ve always wanted to run a coffee shop. People falling in love there constantly is just more fodder for my romance novels.
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raebourn
This one is a bit unorthodox if I’m being honest but I once again struggled with this list. Lady Julia Grey is a rich widow who does investigations because she wants to. She’s eccentric and has an even more eccentric family to help back her up. If I were born in the era this is set, she’s definitely who I’d want to be and widowdom is how I’d like to “make money” so to speak.
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
As I said, I’m predictable. OF COURSE I want to own a book shop in a van! How fun does that sound? I could connect other readers in small towns all while enjoying the English countryside. I’m getting my passport and visa ready.
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Cress lives alone on a satellite viewing all of space from the orbit of Earth while being an amazing hacker. My little introvert heart jumps for joy just thinking about it. Plus, I’ve always wanted to be a hacker.
Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff
Another slightly unconventional one for sure, Claire is a keeper. She goes wherever the magic calls her and she fixes problems that crop up. She has a talking cat and an absolutely adorable himbo for companions. I’ve always loved magic and this combines magic with fixing things which is also something I enjoy!
That’s it for Top 10 Tuesday! Have you read any of these or added them to your TBR? Comment below and feel free to post the link to your Top 10 Tuesday post.