Today is book tag day, and this week I’m doing the Characters of the Year tag! I saw this tag on Zezee With Books, and I decided that I should do it before all of my 2020 reads start to cloud my mind. I also decided that I didn’t want to use the same book for more than one question, and this self-imposed rule made some of the questions difficult to answer.
Favourite Male Character of The Year
My favourite male character of 2019 was Hercule Poirot. I met Poirot long ago, but in 2019 he came back into my life, and I read six of his books. He’s such a memorable character and I’m looking forward to reading more of his adventures in 2020.
Favourite Female Character of The Year
How am I supposed to pick just one favourite female character of 2019? Last year, I read so many books that featured memorable, inspiring, and kick-ass females and I love them all. If I must pick a favourite, I’m going to choose Katy Grant from Illuminaeby Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff because she turned the series into one of my favourites.
Most Relatable Character of The Year
Unsurprisingly, I’m going to pick Lucy Hutton from The Hating Gameby Sally Thorne for this question. We like the same things, and I love her how sassy and quick-witted she is. I find her incredibly relatable, and I inspire to be more like her.
Couple of The Year
I read a lot of romance in 2019, but the one couple that stands out as my favourite is Alex Claremont-Diaz and Prince Henry from Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. After reading this book, I changed my phone background to a picture of them, and I haven’t changed it since. I love this book, I love their love story, and I wish I could read more about them.
Villain of The Year
For this question, I’m picking Jaggi from Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widowsby Balli Kaur Jaswal because he’s the only villainous character I can think of that isn’t super spoilery. Usually, the only books I read that have villains in them are mysteries, but I don’t want to pick any of those villains because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone.
Most Disliked Character of The Year
When I first read this question, I couldn’t think of any characters that I particularly disliked in 2019. Then I went through Goodreads and remembered Collette Bing from China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problemsby Kevin Kwan. Just thinking about her and her actions makes me annoyed, and I can’t believe that I almost forgot about her and her terrible actions.
Royal of The Year
To the best of my knowledge, I didn’t read any books featuring royalty in 2019. However, I did read The Princess and the Fangirl by Ash Poston, which features Jessica Stone, the actress who plays Princess Amara in the Starfield movies. I also happen to love Jessica, so I think she’s the perfect pick for this question.
Sidekick/Non-Main Character of The Year
For this question, I’m cheating and picking two characters. My favourite sidekicks from 2019 are Janelle and Nick from Truly Deviousby Maureen Johnson. Janelle and Nick are excellent friends to Stevie, and the book would have been the same without them.
Siblings of The Year
Olive and Ami from The Unhoneymoonersby Christina Lauren are my favourite siblings of 2019. Even though they have their problems, in the end, they’re always there for each other.