Does anyone remember when #DescribeYourselfin3FictionalCharacters was floating around Twitter? I soon became reminiscent of the hastag when I was tagged by Rebecca of mylifeofasportsfangirl to do The Me in Book Characters Tag. The Me in Book Characters Tag was created by Ash & Lo at Windowsill Books and the purpose of the tag is to list 5 book characters who you are most like and explain why.
I’ve had a lot of fun writing this tag, but I admit that I had a bit of trouble coming up with characters from books! If I could include characters from TV, I’d hands-down include Leslie Knope and DJ Tanner. Anyways, some of the characters below may be a bit more mainstream but hey, some of the best books include the most relatable charcters for me.
Lara Jean from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han– Throughout the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, I felt that I was really similar to Lara Jean—our love for baking, having two sisters and the responsibility that comes along with being part of a family, our sense of fashion, HAMILTON, etc— but I felt like I could relate to Lara Jean the most in Always and Forever, Lara Jean. This book focuses a lot on Lara Jean getting into college and her hesitance toward the change that is yet to come, and I had a lot of the same anxieties as her during the summer before my freshman year of college and even during my first semester.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter–I see a lot of myself in Hermione purely because we are overachievers, and we both have a passion for education and reading (I wish I could also say that I see a lot of myself in her because of our magic skills). I believe that Hermione will always be such a positive, female role model for girls who partake in any part of the Harry Potter world.
Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell– Obvious choice, as Cath is quite an easy character for us fangirls and bookworms to relate to as readers and writers, but that’s why Fangirl is a much-loved novel in the book community. I see so much of myself in Cath between having only a few, but close-knit relationships, not completely loving and taking a while to adapt to the whole college experience, and her love for fandom, reading, and writing.
Josie from Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan– I’m in much need of a reread of Love and Other Foreign Words, but I remember loving this in 2015 for how much I could relate to Josie’s sarcasm, wit, and intelligence (which at times got her in a bit of trouble for her quick remarks).
Elle from Geekerella by Ashley Poston– I think I could see a lot of myself in Elle in her passion for the Starfield fandom and how her and her dad bonded over the series. This reminded me of sharing my love for some of my favorite fandoms with my parents. I saw all of The Hunger Games films in theatres with my dad (proud to say that although he’s not a reader, he read the all 3 books) and I read Harry Potter because of how much my mom loved the series.