Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read (and Games I Played) in 2018

It’s time to talk about characters! Everyone loves a good character, right? I know I do.

One of the difficulties with this post in particular is that there are multiple different ways to “like” a character. Sometimes I like a character for who they are, and I probably want to be best friends with them. Sometimes I think a character is complex and interesting, but I don’t necessarily like them as a person. Sometimes I find a character complex and I like them as a person. Sometimes I like a whole group of characters, their dynamic, how they interact and work together, etc. more so than any one individual character.

The other difficulty is that, this year, I read a lot of books that had amazing, complex characters who felt like real people and books with whole casts of characters I just adored, so the competition was tough! There were a lot that almost made it but didn’t quite make it into this post. I also wanted to included some characters from games and visual novels I played since of them had great characters too. But never fear, I have at least whittled it down to ten books/series/games because end-of-the-year lists are just that important ;-)

Anyway, in no particular order, here are my favorite characters this year!