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5 Beloved Fictional Bookworms in Fiction

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It is true that bookworms love people who adore reading as much as they do. The same goes for fictional characters who are fellow bookworms. I love nerdy fictional characters and its so good to see how books help them just as they help us. There are many such fictional bookworms and here is a list of my favourites!


1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Hermione wasn’t born into a magical family and was often ridiculed for being a muggle but she was more knowledgeable than 99% of her class and the credit goes to her reading habit. She was often mocked for being a bookworm but it was her reading habit that saved harry and Ron so many times. It was Hermione’s research that revealed who Nicholas Flamel was, that Remus was a werewolf, that it was a basilisk haunting the pipes and so much more. Even at the end of series when they go hunting for horcruxes, Hermione doesn’t forget to pack piles of books in her tiny bag. Her simple mantra was- “When in doubt, go to the library.”


2. Matilda Wormwood from Matilda

Matilda is a famous children’s book by Roald Dahl novel. The central character of the book is Matilda Wormwood who is a neglected kid with absolutely horrible parents. Matilda’s life takes a turn for the better when she discovers the magic of the library. She’s well ahead of her peers when it comes to reading. She has read all the grown up books that even the grownups haven’t read. Though the librarian and her teacher love Matilda, her own family doesn’t appreciate her reading or learning. Matilda is the ultimate inspiration for young readers and is undoubtedly to be one of the most beloved bookworms in literature.


3. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice

The most famous Austen heroine Elizabeth Bennet never wastes her time in the frivolous activities expected of women during her time. Instead she chooses to fill her life with books and her mind with knowledge. This doesn’t help her in her marriage prospects (much to her mother’s despair). But Elizabeth doesn’t want a marriage of convenience for economic security. She seeks an authentic life with someone she loved. She stands apart from her social circle and environment, and her uniqueness is attributed, in part, to her love for literature.


4. Hazel Grace from The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace is a terminally ill young girl and her life mostly consists of hospital appointments and medical treatments. Then she meets Augustus at a support group meeting and sparks fly. The pair exchanges their favourite novels. To some extent, it’s their love of reading that brings both of them together. Hazel’s last wish is to meet her favourite author, the author of the book she gave to Augustus. Augustus tracks the author and takes Hazel to Amsterdam to meet the author.


5. Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey

Catherine reads far too many Gothic novels. Her reading of Gothic literature only fuels her overactive imagination and leads her to dream up all sorts of skeletons in people's closets. She often misinterprets much of the social world she encounters and turns to Gothic fantasy to explain her sense of unease, only to be embarrassed and humiliated when her imaginings of a gruesome murder are laid bare.

Do you have any favourite bookworm characters? Tell me in the comments below!

Emma Watson is hiding books on London trains

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© 2019 Shaloo Walia


Shaloo Walia (author) from India on January 30, 2020:

My pleasure, Bushra.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on January 30, 2020:

As Ruby Jean said, great idea for an article! Thank you for posting it here!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 11, 2019:

Great to meet a fellow booklover, Dana!

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on November 11, 2019:

One of my greatest joy's was when I encountered someone at my job who loves to read as much as I do. We're even on the same page about not caring for e-books and how it can never replace the feel or sound of pages being turned by an actual paperback. We are also both obsessed on whether our beloved libraries will survive the ever so popular trend of doing and getting everything online. Fellow bookworms unite!

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on November 09, 2019:

You're Welcome...

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 09, 2019:

Thank you, Asad!

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on November 09, 2019:

Very unique and very interesting article. I enjoyed it really. Incredible Job Shaloo...

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

@MG Singh Thank you.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on November 08, 2019:

Fascinating article awsy from the normal mileau.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Devika! It's really sad how reading is on the decline nowadays.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 08, 2019:

What a great idea for an article! I used to be an avid reader, in fact, I couldn't put a book down, but the computer takes my free time now. I think we can blame Google. lol

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 08, 2019:

Quite a unique article on reading and readers. And this itself is a good read. Thank you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 08, 2019:

Books are the best for me to read from but in this modern day books are not much of a necessity as in the past. I like the selection of books you have here.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Bill! Emma Watson is indeed an inspiration. How many young people we see nowadays who are avid readers!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Lorna!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Prantika!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Dina! All these are kind of my personal favorites. Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book and so Elizabeth is one endearing character for me. Matilda is children's book but I also read it a few months back only and absolutely enjoyed it.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 08, 2019:

Thank you Dr. Pran.

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on November 07, 2019:

An innovative idea and indeed a great read. The topic is quite interesting and engaging.

Dr Pran Rangan from Kanpur (UP), India on November 07, 2019:

Nice article. It is a different topic to write on.

I have been reading a lot of fiction since school days but my taste for fictions have been changing with age.

Thanks for sharing.

Dina AH from United States on November 07, 2019:

What a sweet post! This put a smile on my face. I needed that, so thank you for writing this article. I have not read Northanger Abbey yet, but if Pride and Prejudice is an indicator of my possible love for this novel, I say the chances of me adoring it are really high. Did you have a personal favorite on the list? I know, I know, it's hard to pick one (or two or three). I have different reasons for each one to be my favorite (aside from Matilda, whose story I didn't read ever and Northanger Abbey characters too).

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 07, 2019:

Thank you Jodah!

Lorna Lamon on November 07, 2019:

I really enjoyed this article Shaloo which made me appreciate the many bookworms I know. Of course I am one myself. Great read.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on November 07, 2019:

@Eric I guess you are more into spiritual books!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 07, 2019:

Interesting topic, my friend. I love that Watson was hiding books in public....such a wonderful and playful thing to do. Thanks for sharing that video. Any article about reading is a good article.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on November 07, 2019:

Bookworm characters...that's an innovative thinking shaloo. I liked this hub.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 07, 2019:

Fun read...interesting to read a synopsis of some stories I do adore. Matilda is my favorite...I read to my classes many books over the 42 years that I was a teacher and Matilda was a hit with the kids. thanks for sharing. Angels are headed your way from a foggy morning in Florida. ps

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 07, 2019:

This was quite a unique subject for an article but a very enjoyable one. I am sure there are many other bookworms, both male and female, in fiction but this was a good selection. Nice work Shaloo.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 07, 2019:

I don't normally read these kinds of books. So this was really cool for me. Thanks.

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