Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Every week, join me and other bloggers/booktubers as we discuss our Top 5 Books according to the theme from the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads Group! This group, started by @thoughtsontomes and @gingerreadslainey, has prompts every week.
Today, the theme is FAVORITE TEACHERS/MENTORS!
Typically, we read about our protagonist being taught by someone wiser than they, whether is it is a teacher as we know them or more of a supernatural/magical mentor. Talk about some of your favorites!
p.s. For the love of god please do not choose Harry Potter characters that is just TOO EASY 🙂
#5 – BROM from Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I think Brom was my second-favorite character after Roran in this series, so I’ll include him on this list as being one of the more interesting mentor characters I remember.
#4 – CASSIAN from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I know people have many different opinions about him, but I thought Cassian was such a good friend and teacher to Feyre in the second book in the series. I wished we’d gotten to see more of it.
#3 – ELEANOR WEST from Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Miss Eleanor’s Home for Wayward Children was the setting for this novella, and I found Eleanor herself so warm-hearted and intelligent. She was complex in ways that were hard to pin down, but I really liked a lot what she added to the story and how much she cared for her pupils.
#2 – SARKAN from Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Sarkan is such a wonderful grump and even though he’s definitely a flawed character, I found him such a delightful part of reading the book!
#1 – MERLIN from The Once and Future King by T.H. White
The way White write Merlin is so endearing and charming, and I remember laughing out loud several times when I was reading this book last semester. He’s definitely part of the reason this book was one of my top books of 2017!
This was so much harder than I expected! The top three came easily, but after that I had a much harder time. Who are your favorite (non-Hogwarts) mentor figures?