Top Ten Tuesday: #8


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This Week’s Theme:Ten Childhood/YA Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults

Okay, so I seriously struggled with this topic and it’s like 10pm and I’ve only just got on my laptop because I babysit my younger siblings full time whilst my parents work and they were extra demanding today. I also have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow at 9am (ew!!!) so I’m like super rushing to try and get SOME sleep, haha.

Honestly this post is extremely incoherent and just me shouting. I apologise.

Covers = Goodreads

Anna series by Kendare BlakeCas, Anna, Carmel & Thomas from the Anna series by Kendare Blake

I need to know more about these guys! I’d love to see how they’re doing in 10 years. This is one of my fave friendship groups ever. Is Cas still ghost hunting? Has he seen Anna? Are Carmel & Thomas still disgustingly adorable? WHAT OTHER SUPERNATURAL CREATURES ARE TERRORISING THE WORLD?


The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra BrackenRuby, Vida, Liam & Chubs from The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken

HOW ARE MY SWEET BLACK BETTY CREW CHILDREN DOING? What is happening in the world since the end of In The Afterlight? How are the camps? What’s happening to the kids? IS EVERYONE SAFE AND HAPPY AND HAVING FUN TIMES? They better be.

LITERALLY EVERYONE from The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

I honestly mean everyone. I don’t even know what to say. I would LOVE to see everyone as adults. PERCABETH WEDDING? UM YES PLEASE. Hell, I’d be happy with seeing Annabeth and Percy doing the dishes and then watching some TV. Is my babe Thalia still kicking ass with Artemis? What is my sweet prince Nico up to? Is he happy? Did he and a certain son of Apollo live happily ever after? What about Jason and Piper? Hazel & Frank? LEO? ALL THE GODS AND GODDESSES AND CHIRON AND RACHEL AND EVERYONE WHO EVER MADE AN APPEARANCE.

LITERALLY EVERYONE from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Yeah, I know everyone in the entire blogosphere included this but I DON’T CARE. Of course my main interest is with the trio. I would love to see Life After Hogwarts. I wanna see them going to work and looking after their kids and having to deal with them getting into all kinds of mishaps. IS THERE A NEW EVIL WIZARD? Did the kids adjust to their weird names? What’s the rest of Dumbeldore’s Army up to? Especially Luna. I hope Luna’s happy. I HOPE ALL OF TEDDY LUPIN’S DREAMS CAME TRUE. What about the Hogwart’s professors? Do you think they all started to relax once Harry left and then they see his kids and more Weasley’s on the list and they’re like, ‘…..not again.’.

Lumberjanes series by Noelle StevensonThe girls & Jen from Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

It would be so cool seeing a Ten Year Reunion of all the Lumberjanes girls and Jen! It’s not even a doubt in my mind that they are all still 500% friends. I’m getting emotional thinking about it. Ahh. A ten year reunion back at camp aND OF COURSE THEY GO ON A CRAZY MYSTICAL ADVENTURE. Maybe one of the girls is even a camp counsellor now and Jen is in charge of the place :’).

Nimona by Noelle StevensonNimona, Ballister & Ambrosious from Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Honestly Noelle could give me 200 pages of Ballister doing his taxes whilst Nimona shapeshifts into a shark and I’d be happy. Did a certain two characters get married and live happily ever after? Obviously. I hope the Kingdom is all chill and that Nimona’s happy and still being her badass self. I want to see everyone living together in the castle being a cute family. I hope Ballister & Ambrosious started their own institute to train young heroes. You don’t even understand how badly I need more of this graphic novel. A sequel. A prequel. Noelle writing some notes on a napkin. GIMME.

Certain Characters that I Can’t Mention because I Don’t Want to Spoil People from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

I just hope certain people and certain couples are happy. I hope everyone in Fox Way is happy. I love these characters so much. I just want them to be happy. I’ve said happy too many times, but I don’t care. I’m so emotional. This series is my entire world right now. I am so sorry at how vague this is, but it’s so hard to say anything because I don’t want to spoil anyone. I want to know what’s going on in Henrietta itself in ten years. What are the new Aglionby kids like? Any new Kings need awakening?

Kamala from Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

I like to think that Kamala has taken on a mentor like role and is helping other inhuman kids learn to control their powers and balance their lives. I can definitely see her taking these kids under her wing because she sees herself in them. She’s totally still kicking ass with the Avengers. I hope she’s managed to catch a break. I hope I get to hug her and tell her how wonderful she is.

Yeah okay so that’s only 8, but……….. This post is a big enough mess be thankful I stopped here.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the characters and series I chose! Please link me to your own TTT  (which I’m sure is a lot more coherent than this) so I can drop by!

Hope you’re having a fantastic day xx


59 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: #8

  1. This post had me laughing so much! 90% of the frustration I have with finishing books is not knowing what happens after. I literally want to live their lives with them. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! 🙂


  2. Kids adjusting to their new names =D. I can imagine Albus Severus Potter resenting his dad and becoming a rebellious teenager. But among the Harry Potter characters, I most interested in what happens to Draco. I wonder how he deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Hogwarts and if he feels guilty about some of the deaths.


    1. Haha, right! I can’t believe I forget to mention Draco by name. I definitely want to know how he’s doing. I can imagine he’d be feeling quite conflicted and guilty! There’d probably be lots of angst going on there which makes me sad. I like to think he’d have a good group of people around him though!

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  3. I want to know what happened to all the HP characters too! I swear I would read a book about what they all do on a lazy day and still be jumping for joy, haha. My dream is that she starts a new series with Teddy!! My hopes are definitely not high though. Also, I just wanted to say that I’ve never read The Darkest Minds series, but your enthusiasm makes me want to pick them up like now! Great list! 🙂


    1. RIGHT! And oh MAN a series about Teddy would be my dream come true. I’ve actually always hoped that too! I know we’re getting The Cursed Child, but that is totally not the same haha.

      Haha, yay! It’s one of my favourite series. Despite being a sci-fi dystopian it feels so real and it has such a strong friendship group as a focus point. I hope you enjoy it when you decide to pick them up 🙂


      1. Thanks! They sound really great! I’m excited 🙂 And I’ll definitely take what I can get in terms of new HP material, but I agree The Cursed Child is not the same!

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  4. Great list! Especially the characters from the Darkest Minds! And of course Harry Potter. I would really just take any book revisiting any character again. Though I would be happiest with a George Weasley or Draco Malfoy book or just a new series with all the kids. I have still not read the Heroes of Olympus or The Raven Boys, but I will get to them soon, I’m sure 🙂


    1. I loved how In The Afterlight ended, but I totally want to see how it all played out afterwards. There’s so many questions I need answered. Especially about the camps and the cure and future kids. And I just need more of the Black Betty crew in my life because I loved them and their friendship all so much.

      And yes!! I’d love to know how Draco and George are doing.

      I love them both a lot! I hope you enjoy them 🙂


  5. Omg yes this list is fantastic! I totally agree with Harry Potter, Heroes of Olympus, Lumberjanes, and The Raven Cycle.

    I was really close to including TRC on my list, but like you I was also afraid of it being kind of spoilery so I decided to leave it out, haha. But you took the words right out of my mouth: like literally that series is my whole world right now, and I love the characters with all my heart. I would love to see them again!! 😀

    My TTT


    1. Ahh, thank you! There’s just so much I would love to see, mixed with a refusal to let any of the characters go.

      I was so paranoid when I wrote it. I tried so hard to be as vague as possible, haha. But oh my god right. I finished The Raven King a few days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I need more.

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      1. Right? It has been like my every waking thought since I finished it, haha. I can’t believe I only finished it a week ago because I feel like it’s already changed my life. 😀 And yes I wish there was more! I could read about Blue and the raven boys forever. ❤


  6. Soooo I haven’t read any of these series. (I can’t count HP because I only made it through three books.) BUT the Raven Cycle series and Darkest Minds Trilogy are definitely on my radar (I even own The Darkest Minds and haven’t gotten around to reading it. Story of my life.). Great list (I just live on under a rock)!


    1. Haha, no that’s okay! That’s normally how I am when I’m looking at other people’s lists! The Darkest Minds is one of my favourites 😀 It has a bit of a slower pacing, but despite being a sci-fi dystopian it feels so real and it has an amazing friendship that’s a huge focus point!

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    1. Haha, yes! I could read about that series for the rest of my life, honestly. There’s so many characters I’d love to check up on. Even if they’re not having crazy adventures. I just want to see their day to day life!

      I love it sooo much. I hope you enjoy it whenever you decide to pick it up 🙂


  7. I liked seeing some graphic novels on the list, I’ve heard Lumberjanes is really fun. And Nimonas. And yeah the Percy Jackson would be fun to check in on, even though I have’t um read those. But I still feel like I kinda know the story… and mythology right? 🙂


    1. Thanks! I’m all about spreading the graphic novel love, haha. Lumberjanes and Nimona have become two of my all time favourites. They feel like such a refreshing change. Haha, yes at Percy Jackson! That’s one of the many reasons why I love it because you can still get an understanding of it even if you haven’t read it. The mythology featured is basically just a slightly tamer/humourous version of the actual myths.


    1. Haha right! I was so scared to include it so I tried to be as vague as possible. It’s definitely one of the series I would most love to go back to. Even if we got prequels! I need so, so much more! I really hope Maggie writes some novellas at some point because I would be so happy.

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    1. Ooh, I hope you’re enjoying it! It was such a ride. Haha, yes, I tried to be as vague as possible. I wasn’t sure whether I should leave it out or not but it’s like one of the series I would most definitely like to go back to. Sequels. Prequels. Novellas. I need more!

      I loved The Darkest Minds! It has a bit of a slower pacing, but for a sci-fi dystopian it has such a real vibe to it and features an amazing friendship.


  8. I will admit to skipping past The Raven Cycle series when I saw those covers because I’m still reading the book and I’m avoiding anything which even mentions the series!
    But other than that I loved your picks for this week! I would love a sequel to The Darkest Minds, and Harry Potter (though we’re kind of getting one with The Cursed Child aren’t we!) Also I really need to pick up the Lumberjanes books, I loved Nimona so I kinda wanna pick up everyting Noelle Stevenson as released so far!
    Great picks for this week! 😀


    1. Haha, that’s okay! I was so worried about putting it in there but I tried to be as vague as possible.

      There’s so many questions I have about The Darkest Minds. As perfect as the ending was I’d love to know more about the camps and the cure and future children.

      Yes I am super excited about The Cursed Child! I feel like it’s not quite the same, but I am still dying to get my hands on it. I would read this series for the rest of my life if JK kept writing the books, haha.

      Lumberjanes is so great! It definitely has a lot of the same vibe as Nimona, but it’s definitely more lighthearted. My favourite thing is how it includes such a positive female friendship. I feel like that’s so rare these days – especially in comics and graphic novels.

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      1. It’s probably fine anyway, I just wanted to avoid anything and everything even remotely related until after I finished the book.
        I definitely think there could be a sort of sequel to the series, maybe even focusing on one of the secondary characters rather than Liam and Ruby. Don’t get me wrong I liked the way In the Afterlight ended but I just wanted more!
        Same here! It’s not long till it’s released and I am so excited for anything even remotely HP related, I can’t wait for the Fantastical Beasts movie either!
        Ohh you’ve made me even more excited to pick up Lumberjanes now! It sounds amazing 😀


  9. Every time someone brings up Luke Castellan I get really sad. But dude if someone who hasn’t read the PJ books yet reads this post you totally just spoiled EVERYTHING lmao.


    1. Ahh, I know. Eeeep. That was totally unintentional, lmao. I thought I was being slightly subtle since I didn’t really say exactly what happened just that I was crying. And I’m sure everyone here knows by now that I cry over everything and anything 😂 I think I will go edit it out just in case though, haha.

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        1. Again completely unintentional. I wasn’t even thinking of the couples when I wrote the names, haha. It was honestly the order they came to me 😂 And in my poor attempt at a defence I’m pretty sure everyone knows about Perch and Annabeth, whether they read the books or not haha.

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    1. Aw, you’re the sweetes! I’m definitely starting to realise that I’m too hard on myself, haha. I’m trying to untrain my brain, but sometimes it doesn’t want to listen to me. For this post it felt more of a mess because I was rushing and just shouting about everything 😂

      It’s such a fun series! It’s full of positive female friendships and there’s no unnecessary drama or angst and the art is super cute. Noelle is such a great writer too 😀


    1. Thank you! It would be so amazing! Even if they’re not doing anything too crazy I just want to see their day to day lives, haha. Whether it’s the trio or supporting characters, I’m not fussy!

      They’re all SOOO good! I’m obsessed with The Raven Cycle right now. I hope you enjoy all of them when you get to them 🙂

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  10. hahaha I had to restrict myself with my TTT to not just spam Harry Potter, but I really could of. There’s just such a vast space from after the Battle of Hogwarts and the epilogue! I mean JKR could write a book for each of those 19 years and I would buy each and every one of them! MORE HARRY POTTER IS ALWAYS GOOD!


  11. YES EVERYONE FROM HARRY POTTER! Also, I appreciate the no spoilers for the Raven cycle series. Still waiting on The Raven King from
    The library, but it’s says it’s being shipped to that location so hopefully I get to read it soon. I’m so worried I will see spoilers! 😱


    1. There’s so many possibilities when it comes to Harry Potter! I would honestly be interested in seeing any of the characters.

      No worries! I was debating about including it at all because I was worried about spoilers. I tried to make sure to be as vague as possible!

      Ahhh, I really hope you get to read it soon and that no one spoils you!!!


    1. Ah, yeah I can definitely understand that! I think I’m just so in love with the world and character that it doesn’t phase me as much as it normally would, haha.

      No worries! I was debating about whether to include it because I was really worried about spoiling people. I tried to be as vague as possible! I hope you enjoy the series, it’s one of my favourites 😃


      1. I was lucky enough to get the Raven Boys audiobook free from Sync, or I would never have tried it (since I didn’t like Shiver all that much).


  12. Ah yes to so many of these! Especially the folks from Harry Potter and The Heroes from Olympus. I’m about to start the Raven Cycle series, and by the sound of it I am really going to want to revisit those characters later as well!


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