The Ones I Miss

The best books have the best characters. The day I wake up missing a book character is the day I start calling that book one of my favorites. I think that's why I re-read books. I start missing the characters. I start remembering scenes and missing places and ideas. I have to visit my friends again.

The Ones I Miss
Tristan and Siegfried Farnon
Harry, Ron, and Hermione
Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch
Larry, Leslie, Margo, and Gerry
Dicey, Mina, and Jeff
Dustfinger and Farid
The Austin family
The Pevensies
Tumnus, Caspian, the DLF, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver
Shasta and Bree
Skeeter, Aibileen, Celia, Minny
Barbara Grahame and Peacable Sherwood
Kit and Nat
James and Helen Herriot
Mara and Sheftu
Rose, Charlie, Uncle Alec and Mac
Inigo Montoya, Westley, Fezzik
Anne, Gilbert, Diana

Ever started missing a character? Which characters? You know I'm always looking for "to-read" books ;)
P.S. Contest: match as many of the characters to their proper books as you can.


  1. Oh! Dustfinger, I really miss him and Mo <3 Right now I miss Tris and Tobias from Divergent. ^_^
    I'm not even gonna attempt the contest, lol. ;)

  2. this is beautiful, Lydia. I can totally relate. I re-read books constantly. There is something beautiful and comforting in having characters in books become *best* friends. :)

    Some characters I miss a lot include:
    Christy Huddleston and Neil McNeil
    Jo, Laurie, and Amy,
    The Count of Monte Christo,
    Little Matt, (Who I might add, is not so very little!)
    Elizabeth and Jane Bennett
    Barbra Worth
    and Freckles


  3. O.o I did NOT know all the characters on your list. But I'll content myself with the satisfaction of recognizing the Austins, The Witch of Blackbird Pond (?), The DLF!!!, the Sherwood Ring! (ohhhh, love that book) and Mara of the Nile. I won't mention the obvious ones. ;) This is an AWESOME post. Ahem.

    Now that I'm writing a new book, I'll be bashful enough to admit I miss MY old characters. Tragic, I know. I also miss the foursome out of Shiver, they were so funny.

  4. This post is really lovely :-)
    I start missing the characters from the books I read when I was little, like the ones from Dr. Seuss, Geronimo Stilton and Charmseekers.

  5. #2 is Harry Potter, #3 is How to Kill a Mockingbird, #6 is Inkheart Trilogy (I miss Farid too!), #7 is... I can't remember the title, but I think it's Meet the Austins? Maybe? I can't remember (also, there's a lot of Austin families out there, so who knows.) ;) #8 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, #9 Narnia, #10 The Horse and His Boy, #12 The Sherwood Ring, #13 The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Nat was awesome. So was Kit. One of my favouritest books ever.) #15 Mara Daughter of the Nile #17 The Princess Bride, #18 Anne of Green Gables.

    Wow. We really do know the same books. :)

    1. Mime WINS! I think this means we're both awesome.

  6. I'm not very good but is the last one about Anne of Green Gables? I have'nt read that book in ages but the names seem familiar. She has always been one of my favorite characters for her feisty and imaginative spirit.
    Some other characters that I miss sometimes would be Malva and Orpheus from the Princetta. A great book but I always loved how the author wrote them. Seemed real to me in a way. :)

  7. Oh wow, I miss so many characters each day. Harry Potter characters always hit me in the feels. So do the Percy Jackson characters. I do miss Dustfinger from Inkheart quite a lot as well.

    Love this post, Lydia! Keep up the good work! :)

    Arielle // Spaceship to Infinity

  8. To Kill A Mockingbird was definitely one of the best books I have ever read. I loved Scout and Atticus and Jem and all the rest, but I tend not to miss characters so much as remember them. I like to think back to all the different adventures I've been on and all the friends I've made, but I don't tend to reread books unless they're children's ones from when I was younger.

    New follower! I really like your blog. (:

    1. It's not a secret . . . To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite of favorites.

      Thanks! Happy to have you following :]

  9. Lydia--I read this post a while back and thought I'd better pick up To Kill A Mockingbird again since I haven't read it since H.S. It has been such a great book this time around! Thanks for the inspiration. Books mean different things at different times in life and as a parent, the character of Atticus Finch speaks volumes to me right now! Love you!!