Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who are Redheads
Heck yes!  The topic is actually "Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who..." and we all get to pick the feature to throw in at the end.  Why wouldn't I highlight redheads?

Anne of Green Gables
1. The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery.  Anne, the main character, is a very spunky redhead that I adore.

2. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.  Her whole goal in life is to spread joy and beauty.  I love that.

Meet Felicity: An American Girl (The American Girls: Felicity, #1)
3. The Felicity books by Valerie Tripp.  I spent hours reading and rereading these books as a kid, and acting them out with the doll.  My dear dad even built a custom carriage for my doll to ride in, pulled by her toy horse.

By J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
4. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.  All the Weasleys!  They're all awesome in various ways.  I think I especially love the twins, for their propensity toward fun and games.  Can't keep a redhead down!

Caddie Woodlawn
5. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink.  I love that Caddie never conforms!  And yet, she's not mean-spirited about it.  She never wants to upset her parents; she'd just rather play outside than sew inside.

6. Red by Alison Cherry.  This whole book is full of redheads, because it takes place in a fictional redhead sanctuary town, where the redder your hair is, the more popular/powerful you are.

Fancy Nancy
7. The Fancy Nancy books by Jane O'Connor.  These are picture books, and Nancy is just the most adorable little kid ever!  If I ever had kids, I'd totally be ok with them being like Nancy.  She never gives up, and only ever wants to better the world around her.

Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club, #1)
8. The Babysitters Club books by Ann M. Martin.  Mallory is a redhead, and has multiple redheaded siblings.  I so identified with Mallory when I was a kid, often feeling slightly out of place with my frizzy red hair and glasses.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
9. Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.  Clary isn't my favorite redheaded heroine, but the book series is good.

The Best of Archie Comics
10.  Archie comic books.  Archie is a redhead!  I love these comics.  My dad used to get them for me and my sister for road trip reading.

I'm excited to see the various lists this week!  Leave a comment and I'll be sure to visit your blog!


  1. This is a very interesting topic for this week. The only one I know is the mortal instruments. Happy readings!

    My TTT https://jazminjade.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/top-ten-tuesday-childrens-books-featuring-death/

  2. I've read SO many redheaded heroines...omg, it's like a huge trend in YA these days, isn't it?!! (I love Clary and Caddy!!) Most recently my favourite rehead is Ember from the Talon books by Julie Kagawa. ^-^ She is AWESOME.
    Here's my TTT!

  3. It seems like there are a lot of books with redheads now. When I read the topic, all I could think of off the top of my head was Anne of Green Gables and the Weasleys.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a fun and unusual idea. I was always very jealous of my redheaded best friend growing up, her hair is gorgeous while mine is just muddy brown!
    It's great to see Archie, I haven't seen any of his comics for years. Comics are hard to find in South Africa. :)
    My TTT

  5. Anne of Green Gables is my favorite on this list, but who could forget the Weasleys? Great list!

  6. I'm so glad we chose the same topic. So fun! RED sounds like a great book. I've never heard of it, but now I think I need to read it. Thanks for recommending it :)

    Happy TTT!

  7. Great list! It does seem like more and more fictional characters have red hair.

  8. Such a great and fun take on this weeks top ten! And so many awesome red heads in fiction!

  9. Great topic choice! My dad used to get me Archie comics too. :) Fun list!!

  10. Great list. A book I liked that had a character with red hair was The Selection. Thanks for stopping by our TTT.

  11. Nice list! Very out of the box :D
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I followed!

  12. Great list! I didn't even think about doing a list like this (or about any physical characteristic), but that's a cool idea. I love the Fancy Nancy books, and the kids at the library love reading them too!

  13. I like your topic and there are a lot of awesome redheads in literature. I think on your list Anne and the Weasleys are my favorites.

  14. This is a great list and Archie!! Every time I mention graphic novels, my husband yells comic books. He read Archie. LOL

  15. Awesome idea! Love the redhead angle. I need to read Red...I still haven't gotten to it!

  16. My hair is just plain old auburn (I always wanted to trade with Anne Shirley, lol!), but I always wanted red hair! The Weasleys are my favorite part of HP (not just because of their hair, I promise). I've never seen "Red" before, but it looks pretty cool. One of my favorite red heads is Aerin from Robin McKinley's "The Hero and the Crown," but I also love Scarlet from Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.
    I did "characters on the run" for my TTT :)

  17. Yay Anne of Green Gables! Definitely my favourite redhead(sorry Weasleys)

  18. I loved the BSC when I was in middle school and Clary rocks! Nice TTT list this week. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  19. Fun topic! My kids and I love Anne and the Weasleys. I'd add Pippi Longstocking. :)

  20. Great list! It's very interesting, Red sounds like a good and unusual read, I'll have to look it up on Goodreads :P
    Amy x

  21. Love this idea so much! Yes for the City of Bones! Definitely loved Clary as a redhead in that one. I really want to check out Red. I've heard so many mixed things about it so I'm curious to see how I'd like it.

  22. I LOVE this list! First of all, I am insanely jealous that you had Felicity! I adored her! And oh my goodness, MALLORY! I totally identified with her! Such a great list :)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  23. How lovely, Marie, I love your list. I have always loved redheads, so this is a wonderful chosen topic for today's prompt.

    Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who Love to Read earlier and leaving such a lovely message.

    Marianne from Let's Read

  24. Love this list! Such a Anne fan - not to mention Fancy Nancy and of course the Weasleys.

  25. I really want to read Red, though I heard mixed things about it. Amazing topic choice!

  26. Yay for red-headed characters! I loved Felicity in Red, and I don't think that series gets near enough love! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!