Top five (or twenty-five, or one hundred) lists intrigue me. It’s interesting to see what the followers of any particular website or newspaper deem as the best of the best in any area, but this month I thought we’d take a look at Fiction Heroes.

Now, you should know that I narrowed this for my audience to books, not including comic books or books made from TV shows or movies. Otherwise, the top fiction hero of all time would be Batman followed closely by Superman.

So, let’s get to the list.

King Arthur5. King Arthur from British folklore
I’ll leave the debate up to the scholars on the realities of the tales surrounding King Arthur and the Knights of  the Round Table, but I loved reading their stories growing up.

4. Robin Hood from British folklore
I was probably exposed first to this character through Disney’s animated movie, which is still one of my favorites today.

Unknown3. Frodo Baggins by JRR Tolkien
This is a shining example of an ordinary ‘person’ doing something extraordinary.

2. James Bond by Ian Fleming
Yes, he really was a book character before he was in movies. The first book, Casino Royale, was published in 1953.

Unknown21. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
He was one of my favorite characters growing up!

Other top picks included Scarlett O’Hara by Margaret Mitchell, Elizabeth Bennett by Jane Austen, Odysseus from mythology, Aragorn by JRR Tolkien, and Atticus Finch by Harper Lee.

Who would you add to the list?


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