Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday-- Asshats in books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people over at The Broke and the Bookish

Lol! I love the term "asshat" and I'm glad that I'm not the only one who uses this term. I'm gonna go with jerks in books rather than "villains." These are in no order.

1. Snape from Harry Potter:
Uhhh yeah... Snape is awesome.

2. The mom from Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma:
I wanted to kill her through the whole book. Stupid drunken gross neglectful *goes on for about another 20 words* mother. Ughhhhhhhhh

3. Al from the Hollows:
hahahah if you've read this series, you know what I mean. (Yes, a Kim Harrison character has to be on every single one of my lists. It's like an unwritten rule).

4. Will from Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare:
When I went to the Cassie Clare signing, I was the only person to be Team Will with the first 40 people. I thought that was odd. I adore this jerk. I adore both of Cassie's leading men even if they are jerks.

5. The Grandparents from The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein:
These people were sooooooo frustrating! I wanted to slap them the whole time. Ughhh

6. Archer from Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins:
I don't know why I love the bad boys and the jerks so much in books when I hate them so much in real life. But I am definitely Team Archer.

7. Rowan from the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa:
He kills one brother, tries to kill the other, tries to take over all of the Nevernever, oh, and gives Megan food that makes her say everything out loud. Bad Rowan, Bad!

8. Erlking from Shadowspell by Jenna Black:
I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this series just because I'm fascinated by the Erlking. He's a human hunter who either hunts people down and kills them or tricks them into joining his group, where they will forever live without talking and doing his bidding. Yikes...

9. Nick from the Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan:
I love how he doesn't understand any human emotions what so ever, yet he does everything to save his brother. He's one of those characters that is fascinating to see them learn and grow and change through the whole book.

10. Haymitch from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:
I think I can honestly say that this is the only drunk in a series that I actually like. Sure he's a jerk, but living his life I honestly don't blame him. Plus, he needs to be in order to help keep Peeta and Katniss alive, which is his job anyways.

11. Captain Hook from Peter Pan:
Have to add him. All he wants is to be loved! Yet all he is is old and alone and donefore. Sadness.
Next weeks top ten is Minor characters you love.


  1. I was thisclose to including Snape but I figured he might be a popular choice and gave another jerk a shot at recognition. Haymitch is one of those lovable jerks so I let him off the hook. Good list!

    Rachel-Endless Reading

  2. that is SO funny, I was thinking about adding Archer from Hex Hall too, but at the same time I love him!

  3. :O No way! Archer's no asshat! *cuddles him* I think he's quite sweet. :P

  4. These are some awful fellows. I seem to have missed reading about all of them. Thank you for sharing this.

    Here's my list of Top Ten Jerks in Literature. I hope you will stop by. I'd also love to have you enter my giveaway for a new book Divergent this month!

  5. So funny! Now I know what my novel is missing... the term "asshat!"

  6. I love Haymitch! Definitely a jerk with a softer side who does what he can to keep his sanity and keep Peeta & Katniss alive.

  7. Yep. Yep. Snapes, Haymitch, and Captain Hook! Great choices for Top Ten Jerks!

  8. I still love Snape--one can forgive a lot in a jerk if one knows he actually has a big heart...
    Captain Hook, too, I understand. I'd want to get back at the kid who cut off my hand and fed it to a crocodile...
    Interestingly, Alan Rickman has played both--that's always a winner in my book :)

  9. Haymitch is a pretty likeable jerk. Lol.

  10. Snape really IS awesome! Great list :)

    Here's mine: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-ten-tuesday-is-original.html

  11. I'm like Rachel in that I dug a little deeper, figuring lots of folks would use Snape. Gotta love him, though, and I so agree with Birdie: Alan Richman is a minor deity and plays villains oh so well. I thought about using Valmont from Dangerous Liaisons because I saw Rickman play him in London, but Valmont is truly well beyond jerk!
    Haymitch and Captain Hook: Absolutely!
    My list is SO different from yours - guess there are plenty of jerks out there to choose from! Come see at http://whatsheread.blogspot.com

  12. I have most of these books on my TBR shelf! I need to get to them so I can meet all the jerks. ;)
    Here's mine.

  13. Yea! Another Captain Hook! Nice list.

  14. I totally agree with you on the grandparents from The Art of Racing in the Rain. I've never wanted to slap two people more in my life than them!

  15. Ooh, Rowan is a good pick! I wouldn't have thought of him, but he really was just awful.


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