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Best Besties and Best Baddies

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TGIF is a bookish meme hosted by my girl Ginger over at GReads! Basically, she poses a question somewhat related to books or reading and people link up their responses. It's a solid way to share your thoughts AND meet some new bloggers in the process. 

This week the question is: Supporting Characters: We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites?

I looooove books that have great supporting characters in the form of best friends. I also loooooove books that have GREAT bad guys. I mean really, what else would our good guy or girl have to do all day if not stop the bad guy from taking over the world?!

My top three best besties are:
Ron Weasley. AS IF y'all didn't see this coming. But really, Ron embraces Harry immediately and treats him like a normal kid and not like the wizarding legend he is. He invites him home for holiday. He goes with him into dangerous situations despite the fact that THERE ARE SPIDERS ABOUT. He also calls Harry on his crap which is the best thing a bestie can do. Speak the truth out of love. Also, he's hilarious and I love a funny friend.

Peeta Mellark. Peeta is too good for Katniss. Yeah, I said it. You know it's true. He's kind and sweet and gentle but strong and clever and brave too. He is all of the best things in this world AND he makes bread. I love him so.

The Colonel. If you have not listened to Looking for Alaska by John Green on audio, I highly recommend it IF JUST to hear The Colonel. His deadpan wit with a deep southern drawl speaks right to my heart of hearts. Also? He really does care about Pudge and Alaska and takes friendship seriously. I love that about him.

Now for the baddies! Top three best baddies are:
Draco Malfoy. Where there is a list with Ron Weasley, so there must also be a list with Draco Malfoy. This kid is a total douche from day one which makes him ridiculously easy to hate and blame for all of the things. Of course, once we meet Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy, we realize why he is the way he is. Still, despite being a baddie, he does have a really cool name.

Mayor Prentiss. If ever there were a man whom I feared would corrupt my soul just from hearing him speak to me from the pages of a book, it is Mayor Prentiss from the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. He has a touch of the great madness that could lead him to do great things...but instead leads him to genocide, murder, abandoning any human emotional connections and disregard for human life. He scares me in the scariest possible way in that there are people like him - REAL PEOPLE - in the world. Every day. 

Warner. Warner from Shatter Me is my FAVORITE kind of baddie because not only does he throw a wrench into the plans of our heroine, but he's also smitten with her. Juliette, of course, is repulsed by this but I'm all YEAH WARNER GET SOME because for all of the tough man act he tries to pull, he's trying to impress someone. Is he really the baddest of the bad...or is he just broken? I WILL FIX YOU, WARNER.

Who are your favorite supporting characters? Do you agree/disagree with any that I've listed? Holla at me and be sure to link it up over at GReads!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I agree with you about Ron and Draco - for sure! However, Warner - ughhh he creeped me out and infuriated me and I just wanted to punch him in the face. :)

    1. I know he creeped out some peeps...but there is more to him than meets the eye. I KNOW IT.

  2. I love everything about this post! :) Ron is THE BEST supporting character ever. Omg, I am dying over the picture you have of him too!

    Also, WARNER! AGH!!!

    1. That's probably my favorite picture of Ron ever. His awkwardness is my fave.

  3. Oh, man, The Colonel! I had totally forgot about him! John Green does write some great friends - hello Q, too!

    Mayor Prentiss. Man. That's an awesome villain, as oxymoronic as that sounds. And Aaron! "HOW. How could he have lived? Doesn't he ever effing DIE?"

    1. YES Q.

      I was soooooooooooo close to putting Aaron. But whereas I felt Aaron was just pure unadulterated evil, the Mayor had a few more facets that really spooked me out.

  4. Warner was the only thing I liked about Shatter Me, to be honest. He is definitely in my Top 3 baddies!!

    RON WEASLEY FTW!! Best. Friend. EVER.

  5. Love your baddies list! Draco and Warner, specifically. I almost fell out of my bed from flailing the other day when I saw that the next "novella" in the Shatter Me series is going to be ALL ABOUT WARNER. Or, from his POV, at least. I can't wait! It's going to be phenomenal, I'm sure.

  6. Prentiss is a TOP baddie for me for sure. Love the Malfoys, Hermoine & a whole lot of Harry Potter side-kicks.

  7. You've really hit it on the head concerning Besties - Ron's the top of the list.

    Far as Baddies go, Javert from Les Miserables is totally compelling. And if you've ever read Kathleen Duey's A RESSURECTION OF MAGIC series, she has some of the best baddies ever... truly creepy.

  8. The Colonel! Yes! Have you listened to the audio book version of Looking for Alaska? The guy who reads it sounds exactly like how you would expect him to.

  9. Awww. I love that you chose Ron. Next to Dumbledore, Ron is my favorite character in the series. I just absolutely adore him. And, I absolutely adore Rupert Grint too.

    I also think Peeta is too good for Katniss, but I still love them together more than I love Katniss with Gale.

    And, Draco is a great choice for a baddy. I love Draco. I feel so sorry for him because it's not his fault that he grew up in the family he did. Sure, he could've been like Sirius and thrown his parents' ideals to the wind, but that's hard to do. And, in the end, he did make the right choice, even if he was almost compelled to do it.

  10. Draco for the win! My son dressed as Draco for Halloween one year. He was quick to correct anyone that called him Harry. Love that kiddo!

  11. greaaaaaaat post. I agree with all. ♥


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