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Top 5 Characters I Wish I Could Drown - Top 5 Wednesday

— feeling evil grin

So, it’s been awhile (April 8th to be exact) since I did my last Top 5 Wednesday.


Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey. Check out her youtube channel! Basically, every Wednesday there is a chosen topic to which you list your top 5. If you want to join, have a look at the goodreads page!


This week’s topic focuses on characters we cannot stand. I must admit, usually characters like that only annoy me while I’m reading but as soon as I have finished a book, I forget about them. So this is kind of difficult for me and I hope I don’t forget someone very annoying.


5. Gale Hawthorne

Yes, I was not a fan of Gale while I was reading the Hunger Games. I can’t exactly pinpoint why that is. He just rubbed me the wrong way. And I was so gleeful every time Peeta kissed Katniss in the movie and Gale looked so hurt. After the books it was like a dream come true.


4. Linh Adri

Cinder’s stepmother is this kind of person I cannot stand. How can a person be so spiteful and hateful? She raised Cinder and still had no warm feelings for her whatsoever. Definitively someone I would want to drown (and maybe do even worse things to her…).


3. Prof. Dr. Dr. Ann Matthews

This woman drove me nuts. When I listened to the audiobook of Dream a little Dream I wanted to smack her so many times. Seriously, if she were my mother, I would have drowned her many times already. The way she just decided things and completely ignored her daughters’ feelings was driving me insane.


2. Jace Herondale

I can’t even tell you how much I dislike Jace from The Mortal Instrument series. It all started so harmless. I did not mind him in the first book but as series progressed I started to dislike him very much. It’s his whole demeanor that I cannot stand. The way he acted and reacted, the decisions he made – it all formed this character that annoyed me so much that I started skipping his scenes (and him being a main character that meant many pages).


1. Dolores Umbridge

I think, Umbridge from the Harry Potter series might be on many Top 5 Wednesday lists this week. She was the epitome of frustration and hate. She was not just evil, she was cruel behind a façade of pink. She acted oh so correct but was just a horrible person. She is definitively my number 1 pick of characters that I wish I could drown.