Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Bookworm! If you’re interested in participating, check out her wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s prompt is Top 5 Funniest Characters, and to be honest, I had an incredibly difficult time with this one. Humour is a genre that I enjoy, and I always appreciate it when an author weaves it into the story, but for some reason, when I sat down to write about some funny characters, I completely blanked. Fortunately, I managed to think of five, but I have a feeling that a few days from now, others will pop into my mind, and I’ll be kicking myself for forgetting about them.
Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: Lucy Hutton quickly became one of my favourite book characters after I read The Hating Game. I found her reactions to Josh’s actions and her inner dialogue to be hilarious, and the little games she played with Josh had me laughing every time they came up.
Kitty from To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han: Part of the reason why I decided to include Kitty on the list is that she’s a kid and kids can be funny. Right now, I’m blending movie Kitty and book Kitty together, so I can’t think of any specific funny moments that she had, but I know that she was a fun background character.
Nik from Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: The reason why I included Nik on this list is that I love his dry sense of humour. I listened to this series on audiobook, and the person they had reading his parts made it such an enjoyable experience. His sarcasm and commentary often made me smirk, and I’m sure that people who saw me walking while I was listening were probably a bit confused.
Eddie from Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan: There are so many characters from Crazy Rich Asians that I could have included on this list, but I decided to go with Eddie, because of his obsession with fame and fortune. Reading about the lengths he was willing to go to to get an extra dollar (okay, let’s be realistic, million dollars) was so much fun. I couldn’t help but laugh when he was going on about his appearance, his wardrobe, and everything else he viewed as a status symbol.
Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: I feel like this is both a classic and cliché answer, but I’m going to go with it. The Weasley twins are prank masters, and I feel like they would have made Hogwarts a lot of fun. They were always there to lighten the mood when needed, and the thought of them switching places to try to trick Molly always makes me smile.