#T5W . 1
So today is my first attempt at joining on to the Top 5 Wednesday bandwagon. I think this is such a great way to “think out side of the box” in terms of reading and even to give you the chance to reevaluate your opinions of characters and the books themselves.
Top 5 Wednesday is a tag and challenge group hosted and created by Lainey over at Ginger Reads Lainey on youtube, (Below is the link to Laineys youtube channel and the official Goodreads group)
This weeks topic is:
Top 5 Most Unlikable characters
1. Jacob Black – The Twilight Saga
Ok so I totally know that this opinion of mine is so controversial but what can you do, Im being honest here. Regardless of all the negative attention Twilight gets, it will always have a special place in my heart because it was the series that got me reading again and I genuinely love the series.
However one thing I didn’t love was Jacob, I understand that he was needed for the story line but OMG he bored me to tears, I remember my first time reading Breaking Dawn and I thought I wasn’t going to make it through because of the section set all in Jacobs point of view. Jacob didn’t necessarily do anything to cause me to unlike him but he is just a character I do not care for and hence why he has made it onto my list!
2. Alaska Young – Looking for Alaska
I cant quite put my finger on why I dislike Alaska so much, this is generally the opinion I’ve had since reading Looking for Alaska in 2014. I think regardless of the story line, her personality and actions were to exaggerated and therefore making her unlikable. Alaska’s conflicting emotions and her actions towards Miles just bugged me from day one, so much so that I put down the book and it took me at least 3 days to pick it up again. So based on her personality, Alaska definitely makes my top 5 unlikable characters.
3. Clary Fray – The Mortal Instruments series
Now do not get me wrong, I LOVE this series but I sometimes just find Clary a bit whiny and basically just a pain in the bum. I think without the personality influence from the likes of Jace and Simon, Clary would be a very very hard character to like in this series. What I mean by that is, through the influence of other characters, especially Jace and Isabelle. Clary becomes a lot more likable and a lot more kickass whereas when she is by herself her personality is very bland and boring. So this is the reason she makes my top 5 most unlikable characters. (P.s this is a bit of a cheat because I like her sometimes.
4. Margo Roth Spiegelman – Paper Towns
OH SHE ANNOYED ME. I think Margo may be my most disliked character in any book I’ve ever read….ok that was an exaggeration, that one is coming next. The book as a whole I think would have been amazing as a road trip story about two best friends, without any hint of a love interest. I just didn’t see the need. However, that had nothing to do with my opinion of Margo, this, very much like my opinion of Clary from the Mortal Instruments is solely based on her obnoxious personality and her immense sense of self importance. It just annoyed me, this will probably be quite a controversial opinion but its true, she bugged me.
5. Daisy Buchanan – The Great Gatsby
I studies this book this year for my English literature class (hence the tabs you can see in the picture), and before that I HATED Daisy but now after studying it I’ve came to the conclusion that I generally just cannot stand the woman. Daisy Buchanan is the most audacious, self centered character I have ever came into contact with through all my reading experience. Manipulation, money and looks are what makes Daisy Buchanan and to me that makes her extremely unlikable. Never mind the fact that she cheats on her husband, kills her husbands lover and then lets Gatsby take the blame for it…no no. I definitely do not like Daisy Buchanan.
And that everyone is my very first Top 5 Wednesday contribution, I really enjoyed this but this topic was pretty hard. Im going to try and keep doing this every Wednesday for the foreseeable future and if you like it then stick around!
Question of the week!
Who is your most unlikable character and why??
Happy reading everyone,