Character Driven Books – Top 5 Tuesday

For me, I feel that contemporary books are very character driven but I wanted this to be a more diverse post – so I tried to switch it up a bit and not select all contemporaries. I failed. So here are five contemporaries and then five series that are lots of character love, even if they’re not character driven.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it! Don’t forget to check out her upcoming topics if you’re interested in participating in future Top 5’s! Be sure to check out her post here!

My Favourite Character Driven Books:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)

Simon vs. and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Geekerella by Ashley Poston

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Although these series are so very plot focused, you connect so strongly with the characters that I wanted to include them:


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Simple-Line-Light-4Do you gravitate towards contemporary books when thinking about character-driven novels? Or another genre? Let me know in the comments!


16 responses to “Character Driven Books – Top 5 Tuesday”

  1. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm Avatar

    What an AMAZING list! I’ve seen Six of Crows on quite a few lists today and now I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it! That crew of characters left such a big impact on me!!!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Thanks! As usual I failed to follow the proper rules 😅

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      1. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm Avatar

        😂 I love me a rule breaker!

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  2. Beware Of The Reader Avatar
    Beware Of The Reader

    Bwahahah I see you could not stop at 5 either 😉

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Haha no, I’m so bad at these things! 😅


  3. Ally Writes Things Avatar

    I loved Anna and the French Kiss! It’s one of my favourite YAs!

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  4. bookprincessreviews Avatar

    Ooooh very nice! I so agree that contemporaries are the most character, the ones you picked out really are quiteeeeeee character based in the other categories as well. TLC is for sureeeeeeeee. And we love them dearly. Wonderful picks, Kyera! ❤

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Thanks 💜

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  5. Sissi @thebookworld20 Avatar

    Yes Geekerella! It made my list too! I loved the storyline and the characters were so cute. I loved the dialogues between Darien and Elle!

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Yes, it was super adorable!


  6. Ruqs Avatar

    Yes Six of Crows!! 😀 Lovely post!

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      1. Ruqs Avatar

        You’re welcome! 🙂

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