Top Ten Books for People Who Like Character Driven Stories
For the 10/7/14 Top Ten Tuesday Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Horror tends to be much less character driven in general but I think Joe Hill does a great job balancing plot and character in HORNS.
1 / 10
This is story (trilogy) is heavily focused on the character's growth as a pivotal part of the plot. Definitely recommended for fantasy fans.
2 / 10
As with horror, the mystery genre is known for being particularly plot driven but I find series do allow for more character development spread over time. Crombie's series in particular is very heavily focused on characters even within each individual installment.
3 / 10
Honestly I think any Cecelia Ahern title fits this topic! I loved this latest from her. The character's growth is an essential part of the overall plot.
4 / 10
Not only is this a fabulous character driven novel, Joyce plays with the reader's perceptions with an unreliable narrator.
5 / 10
Stephen P. Kiernan
I adored this book. It's told from four viewpoints giving the reader a chance to see the story through the eyes of four different characters - including the curiosity himself.
6 / 10
This was one of my favorite books this year. It is probably equally character and plot driven but I wanted to include it because Mear is such a strong character and fabulous voice for the story.
7 / 10
Like Ahern, anything by Catherine Mckenzie would fit here. I adore her books and her characters.
8 / 10
Another favorite author of mine. Palmer's characters always face really tough decisions and yet the books themselves are fairly lighthearted in tone. Makes it easier to swallow the hard stuff.
9 / 10
Sara B. Elfgren
I was really torn on my final pick but I had to include this series. It's a witchy teen trilogy with a paranormal plot but the pains of being an adolescent (ALL the pains) play a big role in the story. The ensemble "cast" of characters are wonderfully developed in my opinion, making this trilogy a standout for me.
10 / 10