“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels.
Narrowing down my choices for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, primarily because the contemporary genre is a veritable treasure trove for character driven novels. What are character driven novels, you ask? While the term is rather ambiguous, I would define a character driven novel as one whose sole (or primary) focus is on a character’s psychological and emotional development, as opposed to a novel whose momentum and focus is based primarily in action, romance, or theming. These novels are typically a little quieter in tone and a little slower in pace, but no less powerful or moving. In fact, I would argue that they are consistently the ones I enjoy most. After much time and consideration, the ten novels below are what I would consider to be the best of the best in regard to character driven stories. The cream of the crop. The pick of the litter. The flower of the flock. (Okay. I’ll stop.) But seriously. You need these books in your life.
As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.
3) Ask The Passengers by A.S. King
6) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
8) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli