Top 5 Male Leads!

Happy Tuesday all! I hope your week is starting off good! I’m taking part in the Book Tube A Thon and I have managed to finish TWO books! I bet you’re as surprised as I am! I finished Eliza and her monsters on Monday morning, and then I finished Nimona (completely outdoors!) Monday night. My reread review for that will be going up tomorrow. Until then, I wanted to talk about my top 5 male leads!

Surprisingly enough, it was easier for me to make my list of male leads opposed to female…… this doesn’t make any sense. Maybe because there are more female leads to choose from? Or maybe it has to do with the fact that I’ve always gotten along better with boys? Who knows! All I know is that the guys in this list are some of the most memorable character perspectives I’ve ever read from!

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KVOTHE – The name of the Wind
Oh how I love Kvothe soooooo much! These books follow him from childhood all the way through to adulthood and we see the events that happened throughout his life to bring him to where he is now. He is everything! So brilliant, resilient, funny, creative, emotional, driven, and so much more. He always manages to put himself in the most difficult of situations and finds a way out every time.


MARK WATNEY – The Maritan
Never in a million years did I think that a book with a person being stranded on Mars could be so funny! But because Mark was such an amazing character, I was interested in every little thing he did and laughed so hard at times. If this were me, I would have curled up in a ball and not lasted 5 minutes out there. But what he did to survive and the positive attitude he had through it all was just so enjoyable to read!


KAZ BREKKER – Six of Crows
This man is just brilliant!!! I don’t care what you say, I will never see him as a 17 year old. He will always be close to 30. That aside, he is just a mastermind. I love that he always had every angle of a situation covered even though it never seemed like he did. He made everything look like he was going to fail but then you turn the corner and he’s standing 20 steps ahead. I love his loyalty to his crew and the fact that he cared deeply but never showed it – he had his own ways…. for everything!


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HARRY POTTER – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
This one is for purely sentimental reasons. Being able to see his character grow and change throughout the course of this series was something so new to me when I was a teenager. He seemed to have slightly different perspectives on things as he didn’t grow up in the magical world and was forced into it when he was accepted at Hogwarts. He was loyal and brave, willing to sacrifice anything to save his friends and end the feud. How could you not love Harry Potter?

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TYRION LANNISTER – Game of Thrones
I have no clue who is considered to be a main character in this series. We get so many perspectives and some of them don’t last (admit it) so I consider them all to be main characters at some point through the story. I read the first two books before the TV show came out and Tyrion was ALWAYS my favourite! When he came on screen he was everything I pictured and more. You can’t help but fall in love with him from the minute he comes into this story. He’s hilarious and makes it seem as though he can’t be taken seriously, but he is a damn genius!!! He knows his strengths and weaknesses and plays them to their full extent. And he does it all with this effortless humour – GAH! He’s just so amazing!


J.W. Martin @ Storeys of Stories

Angela @ Egg Reader

Steph @ Lost: Purple Quill

Kyera @ Kyera’s Library


There’s my top 5 men in books! Who would be on your list?

Until next time, happy reading!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark Watney would be in my top five as well! I adored his sense of humour!!

    I hope today goes just as well as yesterday!

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    1. Thanks! I hope so too!!


    2. J.W. Martin says:

      Best botanist on the planet!

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  2. Egg Reader says:

    I seriously thought the exact same thing about female leads being way harder than male leads! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I haven’t read a lot of these books! I need to read them so I can enjoy some strong male characters!

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    1. I’ve read only a couple from your list so I know what you mean! Red rising has been on my TBR since forever. I’m getting to it soon….. I hope! I’ve heard it’s amazing!

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  3. kyera says:

    Oh my gosh I can’t believe I didn’t even think of Kaz! Fantastic choices though!

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    1. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ I do that all the time! I write a post, completely satisfied with my choices, then realize I forgot the most obvious ones!

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      1. kyera says:

        Oh the horrors of forgetting awesome people!!

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  4. Ahh this is such a cool idea, I loved reading this post and clicked on it the second I saw it on my feed xD I seriously need to read Six of Crows and you convinced me just a bit more.

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    1. I didn’t expect to like Six of Crows at all but it was great!!! It was slow and hard to get into but once it gets going it draws you in completely! I hope you enjoy when you get to it!

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  5. Kvothe was a little bit crazy to me lol . But Kaz πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Kvothe is either love him or hate him. We could be great friends lol

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      1. We could πŸ’–πŸ’–


  6. Justine says:

    Agreed on all counts! Tyrion is my absolute favourite though, I have a major soft spot for him πŸ˜€

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  7. No Elias Veturius? I fell in love with him yesterday… I think he’s in my Top 5.

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    1. I do love him! I love that he’s both strong, sensitive, and has a moral compass. So happy you’re liking that book!!!


  8. Em says:

    I love the list you put together!! I have no idea who mine would be… I completely agree with Harry Potter, and I’d probably put Chaol in there too.

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    1. Eeeekkk Tower of Dawn is coming soon!!!


  9. Grace says:

    Absolutely Kaz. Probably forever on my list.

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  10. Absolutely love Kaz and Tyrion on this list. Great choices!

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  11. Great picks Tyrion is my favourite character in Game of Thrones as well ☺

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  12. Oh, Kaz. No character is more complex and broody than Kaz. LOVE HIM!

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    1. Exactly!! πŸ™‚

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  13. Nika says:

    Mark, Kaz and Tyrion would definitely be on my list as well!

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  14. I can’t get Kaz out of my head after finishing Crooked Kingdom!!

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    1. I know the feeling! I finished these books months ago and he’s still running around in my mind!

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      1. Lol. I need more of him!

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  15. J.W. Martin says:

    Kaz and Tyrion were 6 & 7 on my list. It was really hard to narrow down!

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  16. Steph says:

    Yes Kaz!!! While I was writing my own top 5 it inspired me to pick up Crooked Kingdom and reread a few parts and I was just struck once again by what a mastermind he is. But I will never see him as 17, no way. That’s one of my own criticisms of those books, I wish they were a bit older!

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    1. I imagine them all in their late 20’s early 30’s. I don’t care what anyone says they will always be older!!

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  17. Lauren says:

    I love Mark Watney. I think he’s absolutely hilarious. The book would be a bore without his sense of humour.

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  18. Anushka H. says:

    YESS to Tyrion, Harry and Kaz!!! All amazing in their own ways. I haven’t read the other two books, though I’m planning on picking up The Name of the Wind very soon!


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