top 5 wednesday: problematic faves

top 5 wednesday is a weekly challenge where you can pick your top 5 for the topic of the week. you can find more information about it on goodreads.


this weeks topic is:
problematic faves
— Characters you don’t want to love, but you can’t help liking.


happy wednesday people! ❤ how are you all doing? this week’s topic could go either way. i am doing this spontanously 😀 we’ll see what comes out of it 😀


1.) joe goldberg from “you” by caroline kepnes


joe is a killer. he is a stalker. he is crazy. but i love him! i rooted for him during this book and i don’t even know why, because it’s wrong to root for him. but caroline kepnes wrote this book so well, that i couldn’t do otherwise. i didn’t like beck at all. it was all joe for me!


2.) aidan from “illuminae” by amie kaufman & jay kristoff


aidan is a computer. crazy computer. but i loooooved him! he was my favorite while reading “illuminae” at the beginning of the year!


3.) august flynn from “this savage song” & “our dark duet” by v.e. schwab


august is a monster. a very bad monster. but he also has a very human side. he wants to be a human. he doesn’t want to be bad. he wants to be good. and that’s what i love about him! he needs all the love there is! he’s a monster that can kill many many people, but i love him so much! 🙂


4.) kaz brekker from “six of crows” and “crooked kingdom” by leigh bardugo


i think i don’t need to tell you how much i love kaz. you all know it! and this guy is a thief. he is a criminal. he is a guy who doesn’t let anyone in. he is bad. but i love him. he is somebody i want to hug all the time! he had such a bad past and i cried while reading his story. i know why he is the way he is. but someone needs to give him some love. please let it be me! 😀


5.) ove from “a man called ove” by fredrik backman


ove is a grumpy old man. he is annoying, he is unfriendly, he says bad things. he is not likeable at all. but i love grumpy, old man. ok, that sounds wrong. but it is, how it is. my grandpa was a grumpy man, to most people. but to me he was always nice. he was the best person on earth. i loved him with all my heart. that’s why i have a special place for grumpy, old man in my heart. and ove hit that spot right from the start. his story is heartbreaking. i sobbed my eyes out and my love for him grew more and more throughout the book. hach, ove! 🙂 ❤



that is my list. it went surprisingly well haha 😀 let me know your characters, that you shouldn’t like but actually really love! 🙂