Hello, reader. Welcome to Episode 1 of Top 5 Wednesday! I’m sure you’ve heard of this meme going around the book community for a while now, but if you don’t know what #T5W is well. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam of ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to participate in #T5W, you can head on over to their Goodreads group.
Today’s theme is……..
There’s just something about a unique and awesome name that gives a character lots of personality and makes them more memorable to the reader.
When I read that favourite character names were going to be this week’s theme, there’s no way I wouldn’t include a Shakespearean character. There were so many to choose from, but ultimately I had to pick Macbeth. I loved his character and overall Macbeth is just a badass name.
4. AJAX PENUMBRA
Ajax Penumbra is a character from one of my all-time favourite novels, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. If you have not heard of this spectacular and out-of-this-world body of work, you can go check out my thoughts right here. I’ve always loved the word penumbra – the way it rolls of your tongue so smooooothly – and admittedly, it’s one of the reasons why I picked this book up.
3. DAENERYS TARGARYEN
You may know her as the Unburnt Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and of the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons – or just Daenerys Targaryen. Just that name alone evokes power and grace and royalty. It’s also one of the reasons why I was so curious with this Game of Thrones hype. Her name kept popping up everywhere! Kudos to George R.R. Martin for writing such a fabulous name.
2. RONAN LYNCH
Ronan Lynch. Ronan Lynch. Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle. A mysterious name for an even mysterious character. I think most of the appeal of Ronan’s character – well, at least for me – comes from his name. I don’t know it just fits his brash personality so well.
1. NIKOLAI LANTSOV
And coming in at numero uno is none other than the Young King of Ravka – Nikolai Lantsov. When I learned of this week’s theme, I already had my number one pick in mind aka this guy. Nikolai is such a fantastic name and the bearer is even more so…anyway.