Top Ten Tuesday- Secondary Characters

This week's Top Ten Tuesday from the Broke and the Bookish was excruciatingly hard for me, for some reason. It was hard to think of secondary characters, which actually makes me feel a tad guilty. A few of my off the top of my head favorites:

Ricky in The Selected Works of TS Spivet- A racist, but lovable (I know, I know), truck driver.

Professor Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter- Tough on the outside, soft on the inside (as teachers should be).

Dorry in The Devil in Silver- Crazy octagenarian schizophrenic who know all the secrets of the mental ward.

Stanislas Cordova in Night Film- The mysterious filmmaker whose films are only shown underground.

Manuel Arias in Maya's Notebook- I'm such a sucker for gruff old men that are willing to lend a helpful hand.

Mike Schwartz in The Art of Fielding- Recruiter, mentor, and friend to the main character in the novel.

Owen Meany's Grandmother in A Prayer for Owen Meany- This woman completely reminds me of Violet on Downton- old, strict, and feisty as all hell. 

Veda in Mildred Pierce- It's ridiculously fun to hate Mildred's self-righteous, spoiled daughter. 

Dr. Anneck Swensen in State of Wonder- A tough gynecologist in the Amazon whose working on a project dealing with lengthening fertility.


  1. Your comment about the grandmother in A Prayer for Owen Meany has convinced me that I really ought to bump that book up my want-to-read pile xP

    How is Mildred Pierce? Been curious about that title ever since I saw the trailer to the recent adaptation

  2. Good list, I really loved the movie Mildred Pierce and I agree that Veda was so awful and it was just so easy to hate her although she was very pretty so I actually enjoyed looking at her.

  3. I am so looking forward to reading Owen Meany. Everyone has been loving it lately!

    And yes, Minerva is pretty much the perfect teacher :)

  4. I haven't read most of these books, but I do love Professor McGonagall. I should remember Dr. Swensen, but it's been awhile since I read STATE OF WONDER ...

    Happy TTT!

  5. Great list! I love Professor McGonagall as well, and I was thisclose to putting Annick Swenson on my list too... but I decided on Easter instead. Annick was such a fascinating character.