April 10, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday| The Joke's on You

I want to kick this blog post off with a little PSA: Keeping up with writing blog posts has become increasingly more difficult the closer I get to my dissertation deadline (just my 2,000-word commentary left to write!) and my last two essays. So, I want to focus on that while I can and give myself the best chance I can - I hope you understand. The rest of my T5W may be prewritten from now until the end of April until I am back mid-May, as well as some other book reviews and book tags. 

Now back to T5W: 

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog group that comes together to discuss that week's topic by putting together a list of five books, tropes, and characters. The idea was first curated by the wonderful Lainey at GingerReadLainey and is now run by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes.

This week it's all about our favourite 'Jokesters', which to be honest, was a really tough one - 'jokesters' don't typically stick in my mind, nor do I care for them very much.

1. Fred and George Weasley
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
J.K. Rowling
Of course, these two were going to be on this list, and will probably be the most referred to on this week's lists. Their prank on Umbridge before leaving Hogwarts for the final time, was a great way of creating satisfaction for the reader because let's be honest, we all wanted something to happen to that pink cow.

2. The Fool
Royal Assassin
Robin Hobb
By definition, The Fool is a royal jester - jokester - but his role is more complicated in terms of his relationship to the main character, Fitz. Because of this, it makes his character intriguing enough for me to claim that he's one of my favourite characters in the Farseer Trilogy, and hope to continue on with their story soon.
3. Kitty Song-Covey
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Jenny Han
Once you get past what she did to Lara Jean (the letters), Kitty is the comedic humour that interjects itself during the conflicts of Lara Jean's relationships that keeps TATBILB on the fluffy side of cute contemporaries. 
4. Safi "Safiya" fon Hasstrel
Susan Dennard
At this point, I am yet to head back into the world of the Witchlands in Bloodwitch. That being said, I really miss Safi's sense of humour and everyone around rolling their eyes. She's the comedic one in the duo that is Safi and Iseult, full of great (semi-bad and cringe-worthy) puns, and I can't wait to read about her again!
5. Nikolaj Lanstov
Seige and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
After finishing the original trilogy last year, I still think back to Nikolaj and the genuine giggles I used to get when I read some of his lines. Perhaps, one day I'll get to read King of Scars... once, you know, I finally read Six of Crows.


  1. I totally agree with Nikolai! He made me laugh so much in Seige and Storm before things got serious in Ruin and Rising. He's making me laugh again in KOS (which I need to finish) and I'm really enjoying it. Great post Lauren!

  2. I chose Kitty too! She's so funny and cute

    1. 100% the cutest!
      Thanks for reading, Kirsty.