The other day, on the bus on the way home from uni, I asked Chantelle a very serious question. What was that question? It was:
Do you remember the last names of book characters?
I had been thinking about it the night before and I realised I hardly knew the last names of any of my favourite characters. I must admit, it's hard enough remembering characters' first names, let alone their last names (which are often mentioned only once or twice in a book). Sam from Speechless? Um... Finn from All Our Yesterdays? Uhhh... WARNER FROM SHATTER ME?! Oh wait, Warner is his last name.
Regardless, I wanted to have a bit of fun with this newly discovered phenomenon of not knowing last names, and so I came up with a little quiz. Try do it without looking at the Goodreads blurbs. Sorry if you haven't read any of the books in the quiz...Let me know how you do in comments! (If you've only read some of the books then you can give the score out of the number of books that you've read e.g. if I've only read 3 of the books, then my score would be out of three).
If you're curious, I got 7/10 for the male section and 5/10 for the females. The other ones I had to go look up!
1. Percy (The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan)- thought I'd start you off with an easy one haha
2. Sam (Speechless by Hannah Harrington)
3. Augustus (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)
4. Peeta (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
5. Adrian (Vampire Academy/Bloodlines by Richelle Mead)
6. Four (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
7. Daniel (Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard)
8. Finn (All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill)
9. Henry (Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare)
10. Carswell (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer)
1. Bella (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)- starting off with an easy one again :)
2. Cinder (Cinder by Marissa Meyer)
3. Anna (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins)
4. Celaena (Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas)
5. Alina (Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo)
6. Meghan (The Iron King by Julie Kagawa)
7. Ismae (Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers)
8. Yukiko (Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff)
9. Addie (Pivot Point by Kasie West)
10. Juliette (Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi)
Click me to read the answers!
So yeah, I realise this wasn't really a discussion so much as a quiz post. YOU WERE ALL MISLED mwahahaha!
But go ahead and answer this question if you like: Do you ever remember the last names of book characters? Do you even remember their first names? Although I suppose we'd be able to work out the answer of that question from your quiz score haha.