Here’s a tag to give a shout-out to the characters I read about and watched in 2020.
I believe this tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope, at least that’s what I said in my previous posts of this tag; but Amanda’s tag link no longer works. Maybe it was taken down. I mention all this because I like to credit those who create the tags, and I really think she created this one. So…
Favorite male character of the year
That’s Maia the half-goblin from The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. It’s a fantasy novel about a young half-goblin, Maia, who suddenly becomes emperor when his father died. Maia is just the sweetest. He’s pretty naïve when he becomes emperor, and it shows. I love that we get to follow along as he grows and becomes more competent and confident in his position.
Of course, I can’t forget David Rose from Schitt’s Creek. I love that show and David is one of my favorite characters. I just love his quirks. He cracks me up.
Favorite female character of the year
Nanny Ogg was my favorite character to read about in 2020. Oh, she’s such a delight, lol! And I love her interactions with Granny Weatherwax too.
And Moira Rose was my favorite character to watch. Lol! Loved the accent and the clothes and the dramatics. Oh my gosh! Schitt’s Creek was such fun.
Most Relatable Character of the Year
Well… none of the characters I read about in 2020 felt relatable. The closest was probably the character from Adulthood Is a Myth who I refer to by the author’s name because I think the book might be semi-autobiographical. It’s a humorous graphic novel with lots of relatable moments about day-to-day living.
Couple of the year
Clair and Tyler
Probably Claire and Tyler from First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen. First Frost is the second novel in the Waverley Family duology and by then, the couple has been together for over 10 years. I just like that they accept each other, quirks and all, and support each other as well. They aren’t perfect, but they were a good couple to read about.
Villain of the year
Victor from V.E. Schwab’s Vicious really stood out to me. He’s a villain who I ended up rooting for. I don’t think there was one good person in that book, just all villains, lol. It was a good read.
I also have to mention Homelander from The Boys — both the comic book and the TV show because I read/watched both in 2020. Homelander is the creepiest superman character I’ve ever seen.
Most disliked character of the year
Definitely Nevare from Robin Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy. Oh my gosh!! By the second and third books, it was annoying to read about him and his gripes about having his soul torn, which I totally understand, but to me he kept having the same complaints over and over again, which made it seem that the plot was going nowhere sometimes. Ugh!
Royal of the year
Definitely T’Challa. I rewatched the Black Panther last year when I heard Chadwick Boseman had passed.
Sidekick/non-main character of the year
It’s Epiny! 😊 She was great to read about and I wish the Soldier Son trilogy by Robin Hobb was about her instead.
Sibling of the year
Ha! That would be Cletus from Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series, a romance series set in Tennessee. Cletus was a side character in the two Winston Brothers books I read last year, but both times I got curious about him because of his mysteriousness and quirkiness.