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Posted December 23, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Misc, Top 10 / 17 Comments



These are favorite book characters in 2021, read and published in 2021. (On the list in no particular order)



  1. Risen by Benedict Jacka  – Alex Verus
  2. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman- Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, Ibrahim
  3.  The Singles Table by Sara Desai –   Zara Patel
  4. Twenty Years Later by Charlie Donlea – Avery Mason
  5. Win by Harlan Coben  – Winston Home Lockwood III
  6.  Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas –  Ash (Lord Ingram) & Charlotte Holmes
  7.  Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner – Franky Elkin
  8.  Mercy by David Baldacci  – Mercy Pine
  9.  Marriage & Murder by Penny Reid  – Cletus & Jenn
  10. Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert – Eve Brown & Jacob Wayne





  1. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – Rocky
  2. Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo – Zoya Nazyalensky
  3. Swordheart by T. Kingfisher – Halla
  4. Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson – M-bot
  5. Mister Impossible by Maggie Steifvater – Ronan Lynch
  6. Another Time, Another Place by Jodi Taylor – Maxwell Ferrol
  7. The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik – El
  8. The Empire’s Ruin by Brain Staveley – Rat
  9. The Queen’s Weapons by Anne Bishop – Daemon Sadi
  10. Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs – Anna Latham



  1. Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins –  Colton and Spring
  2. Transcendence by Shay Savage – Ehd and Beth
  3. John Eyre by Mimi Matthews, – John and Bertha
  4. Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene
  5. Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber – Verity and Sydney
  6. A Cowgirl’s Christmas by CJ Carmichael – Callan and Court
  7. Last Guard by Nalini Singh – Payal and Canto
  8. Dearest Friends by Pamela Lynne – Darcy and Elizabeth
  9. Shadow by Cara Bristol – Shadow and Mandy
  10. Go by Kazuki Kaneshiro – Sugihara




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Friday, December 24th  Top 10 Your Choice Category ( Narrators, New to Me, Couples, Series,  Books I Meant to Read in 2020, etc)  

Saturday, December 25th  Top 10 Books I Want in 2022


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Tuesday, December 21st Top 10 Audiobooks of 2021

Wednesday, December 22nd  Top 10 Book Covers of 2021

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Posted December 23, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Misc, Top 10 / 17 Comments

17 responses to “Top 10 Book Characters in 2021

  1. Anne

    I have to get back to Benjamin Jackas’ series. I read the first 2 or 3 books years ago, but it got lost among the many other series I read. I see it on best lists every where. At this point, I’d have to go back to book 1.

    Hmmm, just found out we’re working remotely until Jan. 18, may have to see if the library has them on audio.

  2. Lorna

    Only one that I have read from the lists is Win from Win. He is just such an interesting character isn’t he? He would have been on my list had I done one.

  3. Cletus and Jenn are always favorites. I do need to read the new Stiefvater series. I used to devour her books as soon as I could get my hands on them, but haven’t in a while. But I did like Ronan in the Raven Cycle series. Great lists! Since I don’t do just characters, I do my book boyfriends, that is the post I linked to below!

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Top 10 of 2021: Favorite Book Boyfriends