Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I Defend


It is that time of the week again  for Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here.

The instructions for this week were as follows: May 25th: Characters You Defend -These are characters you love, but no one else seems to so you are always defending them!

St. Claire Etienne from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

anigif_enhanced-buzz-28094-1369145975-3I know he seemed to string along Anna for quite some time and also got involved with her before really ending things with his girlfriend. However, I think that St. Clair was going through a lot at the time and he did breakup with his girlfriend before making things official with Anna. Come on, Etienne wasn’t that bad, was he?

Will from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

willWill has been described as the worst boyfriend ever. I have also read comments about how he tried to get Louisa to live her life to the fullest while on the other hand, he gave up on his. His decision at the end has been criticized. Well, he was unhappy, didn’t want to live the rest of his life like that and depending on how you choose to look at it, I think his decision was brave.


indexRachel Watson in The Girl in the Train by Paula Hawkins

Why do people dislike Rachel so much? I know that she wasn’t a strong protagonist and readers felt that her character was quite weak.  I never had any issues with from the start. She was clearly troubled and just trying her best to do something right.

Silas from Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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I know that he was the villain in the book but sometimes I sympathized with him. I think that he honestly thought that he was doing the right thing.

Marta from Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers

She was really tough on Hildemara . However, I think Marta was just trying to do the best that she could as a mom. Hildemara was not as strong  this worried her mother. Really, I think that Hildemara did her best when it came to her family.

So, which characters do you always find yourself defending? Have you read the books on my list? What did you think about the characters? Don’t be shy, leave your T5W links.


This meme is currently hosted by Samantha @  Taking on a World of Words

To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.


Recently Finished

Okay,since my last WWW,I have read the following books over the past two weeks:

After She Fell by Mary Jane Riley-Absolutely loved it.

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza-Enjoyed this one

The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison-This really wasn’t for me.Not sure why it was compared to Gone Girl.Seriously though people need to stop comparing all psychological thrillers to Gone Girl.

Typing this on phone but will post full reviews next week.

Currently reading


Don’t you cry by Mary Kubica-Two chapters in and enjoying it so far.

Reading Next

Time for some African Literature

The Fisherman by Chigozie Obioma


I have just heard good things about this book.It has been described as traumatizing,creepy,weird yet fascinating so definitely my kind of book plus I have missed reading African Lit.

I need to return this one to the library on May 30th

Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers


So how about you, any interesting books that you have read lately? What are you reading now? What do you plan on reading next?


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PS:I have been away for two weeks for exams.This week I’m on my annual leave from work though only resting(I’m at home,sleeping,reading,watching a lot of TV) for 5 days.I will be back to my regular posting next week.Happy reading y’all.