Top Five Wednesday: Favorite Mentors 

Today’s Top Five Wednesday is all about our favorite bookish mentors or teachers. While I could go on and on about my love for Professor McGonagall and Lupin, we’re encouraged not to talk about our HP mentors–do I sense a future T5W post for discussion???

Surinder from The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan – I love how Surinder pushes Nina to open up her shop and encourages her to do what she wants in her life. I also love her humor, and I think she needs to move to the Highlands ASAP to reunite with her best friend.

Og from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- I guess Halliday acts as the biggest mentor for Wade and the others, considering that he created the game our characters center their lives around. However, I like Og a tad more (yes, I guess he immediately earns brownie points because he’s alive) because he genuinely wants to help the gunters, and I could see him becoming a bigger mentor for Wade in the Ready Player One sequel.


Dr. Erland from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer- Dr. Erland is one of my favorite characters in TLC and he is PRECIOUS! I’m in serious need of a TLC reread, but Dr. Erland helps Cinder so much in the first novel, and if you’ve read Cress, YOU KNOW WHAT SCENE I’M TALKING ABOUT WHEN STUFF HITS THE FAN AND DR. ERLAND REVEALS SOMETHING ABOUT HIS PAST AND HOW HE IS CONNECTED TO ONE OF OUR CHARACTERS! I remember an ocean a wave of sadness hitting me when I read that scene three years ago (like I said, it’s time for a reread).

Scythe Faraday & Scythe Curie from the Arc of a Scythe trilogy- Listen, I love Citra and Rowan, but I am here to admit that Faraday and Curie stole my heart while reading Neal Shusterman’s Scythe and Thunderhead. I especially love the relationship between Curie and Citra, and I need more Faraday in the third book. He was such a grandfather figure to Citra and Rowan in Scythe (Curie is definitely Citra’s kickbutt aunt).


Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


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