Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With

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Edited 2020
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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week we will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Characters I’d NEVER Want To Trade Places With—

It was pretty fun finding ten characters I’d never want to trade places with because honestly, it’s just not worth it. There is so much angst and heartbreaking scenarios in these books that the real world is enough for me, thank you very much.

Anastasia Steele| Fifty Shades of Grey 

Fifty Shades Trilogy by EL James

I don’t like the portrayal of Ana as it’s not a proper depiction of the BDSM community as a whole. The world E L James has created is not one I’d like to live in at all.

Georgia Nicolson| Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Georgia Nicolson’s life is one embarrassment after another. It is cringeworthy to the point of intense embarrassment and I for one, want no part of it. Watching the 2008 movie just solidifies my aversion for Georgia’s life.

Lily| Addicted to You 

Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Sex addiction is not glamorous. Krista & Becca Ritchie do a good job of portraying the every day of the struggles of a sex addict.

Emma Thomas| Reason to Breathe 

Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

I’m good at being an observer in the life of Emma Thomas. She was dealt a tough hand and she handled it well.

Emmy Clarke| Working It 

Working It by Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan creates a Devil Wears Prada world that I have no desire to be a part of because we’ve watched the movie and we saw how it goes.

Also, when will I ever get to date a male model? That shit doesn’t happen, to me.

Kathleen| Kathleen’s Story

Kathleens Story by Lurlene McDaniel

Poor Kathleen. Lurlene McDaniel wrote a pretty depressing story here. I could not take the heartbreak in this story. There’s enough of it in the world around us that I didn’t relish reading what I thought would be happy and heart-warming only for it to turn into a tear-jerker.

Whitney| Whitney, My Love

Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught

I recently reread some of Judith McNaught’s books, specifically book #2 of the Westmoreland Saga. Whitney is a strong-willed, free-spirited woman and that does not translate well in 1820 London where women are property more than people. I do not want to go through the violent ups and downs Whitney goes through to get to her HEA—at the hands of the Duke of Claymore no less.

Della Stone| Twisted Perfection

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

Della’s existence is painful. Then it becomes less painful when she meets Woods, but then she meets Woods’ father and, well, her life goes back to shit.

I would not want to live as Della, we all have enough issues in our own lives, no need to add Della’s to the pile.

Rachel| Something Borrowed 

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I remember while I was reading this that I would never want to be Rachel. Why surround yourself with such negative people who only want to see you fall?

Nick Dunne| Gone Girl 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Poor Nick Dunne, accused of killing his wife. It is traumatizing to be accused of a crime you did not commit.

I’d love to someday do ten characters I’d want to trade places with.

Happy Reading!

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    Savindi (The Streetlight Reader)
    January 28, 2014 at 15:02

    I only recognize Anastasia and Georgia from your list although I’ve never read either books. I don’t plan on reading 50 Shades, but yes I would never want someone to control my life whatsoever. If they so much as tried I would probably kick them to the curb. Ahaha I’ve only seen the movie trailer for Angus Thongs, but yes I don’t want to be Georgia either. That existence as a teenager is not on my list of things to experience. Great list and Thank You for stopping by my blog!

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      sashwilson
      January 28, 2014 at 16:17

      I enjoyed your list. I don’t even think being a teenager was the bad part, Georgia was just an embarrassing person, she wore it like a cloak or a puppy following her around, I wouldn’t want to be her lol

      Thanks for reciprocating the comments!

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        Savindi (The Streetlight Reader)
        January 28, 2014 at 16:19

        Ahaha she just seemed very boy crazy from what I could tell from the trailer. I feel like the books would be an entertaining read though lol. But yeah I wouldn’t want to be her either. I think I’d go and dig myself a hole lol.

        And you’re welcome :). It’s the least I could do :).

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    Krista Davis
    January 28, 2014 at 08:58

    Della’s life pre-Woods did suck hugely. But, she ended up with Woods – WOODS – in the end. Almost makes it worth it. 🙂

    TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket

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      sashwilson
      January 28, 2014 at 16:14

      True, but there is no way I’d want to go through all that, it was terrible. And even after she had Woods there was still problems. That girl had it tough.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    Nina@Whirlwind of Books
    January 28, 2014 at 02:34

    I totally agree with you about Anastasia! I would not want to lose control of my life too.

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      sashwilson
      January 28, 2014 at 16:13

      Thanks Nina! I don’t know how she did it. I wanted to kick Christian Grey where it hurts 🙂

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    ChrissiReads
    January 28, 2014 at 01:18

    I wouldn’t want to be Anastasia from Fifty Shades either! Great list 🙂

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    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    January 28, 2014 at 00:31

    Hahaha I died because of Georgia Nicholson. Nope, I’d never ever want to be her. Experiencing second-hand embarrassment was enough. Plus, I got bored a little after she didn’t choose Robbie. Le sigh.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts BooksMy TTT

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      sashwilson
      January 28, 2014 at 00:33

      haha thanks! I agree, just reading about it was enough for me. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by!