Top Ten Tuesday: Unlikable Characters You Can’t Help But Love

Hello everyone! Happy Top Ten Tuesday and happy November! πŸπŸ‚

I just finished my Blog Every Day in October challenge, but I’m still planning on doing at least a TTT post and a WWW Wednesday post this week, so you’ll still see a couple more posts from me πŸ˜‰

Anyway, this week’s post is about those unlikeable characters (a villain, someone who’s a jerk, etc.) who are likable in their own special way. For some reason, I can’t think of ten characters to fit into this week’s prompt (I’m away from my shelves while I dog sit, so have to base it on what I recorded on the StoryGraph). In other words… this might be more of a Top Six or Seven Tuesday instead of a Top Ten Tuesday πŸ˜‚

Jana fromΒ That Artsy Reader GirlΒ hosts Top Ten Tuesdays every week, so go check outΒ her blogΒ (where you’ll also find more bloggers who participated in that week’s round of Top Ten Tuesday)!

On that note, let’s get into the post!


Guts from Berserk

If you’ve read Berserk, you know what I mean πŸ˜‚ If you haven’t read this series, I don’t know how to describe him without getting into spoilers… maybe as someone who can be very cold and stand-offish (also a killing machine), but it makes sense when you learn more about his backstory.

Delilah from Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

I don’t know if this is more of Delilah being unlikeable to the reader, but she is definitely unlikeable to her step-sister Astrid and her friend group. As the book goes on, however, their relationships with each other evolve as they start to understand things that happened in the past.

Clubs From the Mistborn Trilogy

Clubs is a grumpy old man, but as the series went on, I started liking him more and more, especially his interactions with Breeze.

Shara from I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Shara goes from being a mystery and unlikeable, to becoming unlikeable, to a more likeable character by the end of the book, and I just have to say, that it’s quite the journey πŸ˜‚ A fun journey, but definitely a journey haha

Ove from A Man Called Ove

Ove is also a grumpy man, but his transformation throughout the story is heart-warming, and overall, it was a beautifully written novel focusing on his character development.

The De La Cruz Family from The House of Broken Angels

So this one is a bit complicated, because this book focuses so much on the family relationships, detailing the complex feelings that comes with a large family, especially when you don’t fit into the perfect mold. I wouldn’t say that the members of the De La Cruz family are unlikeable, but just like everyone else, they have flaws that are unlikeable. This was a great book, and I highly recommend checking it out.

Julien from Cemetery Boys

I’m hesitant to include him on this list, but the initial description of Julien is that he’s essentially the typical “bad boy,” but as the story goes on and the reader learns more about him, you begin to realize how much of it was him putting on a tough exterior and people just spreading rumors.


And that’s all I have for today! Do you have any characters you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments below πŸ‘Œ Otherwise, I will see you in the next post!

-Erin (:

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Hello! I love writing about a variety of topics, such as books and music, and have my own blog, https://readingandwritingthroughlife.com/. I also do freelance work, which you can see more of on my portfolio website, https://erinfreelancewriting.com/.

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