- Turnip Fitzhugh: The Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig
- Merricat Blackwood: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
- Amy: The Ruins by Scott Smith
- Deeba: Un Lun Dun by China Miéville
- Daemon Sadi: The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop
- Hans "Papa" Hubermann: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- Swede Land: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
- Achilles: The Iliad by Homer
- Aliena: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- Alessan: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
- Rachel Kalama: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
- Ivy Rowe: Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith
- Leslie Moore: Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery
- Rebecca de Winter: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
- Elizabeth McKenna: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
- Matthew Shardlake: The series by C. J. Sansom
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Miss Alexia Tarabotti: The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
- Josey Cirrini: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
- Tom Builder: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- Christopher Boone: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- Lucía Álvarez: The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
- Mrs. Murphy: The series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
- Aibileen Clark: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
- Matthew Cuthbert: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
- Calpurnia Tate: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
- Ed Kennedy: I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
- Teddy Daniels: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
- Temeraire: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
- Wizard Howl: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- Francesca Giordano: Poison by Sara Poole
- Weaver Smith: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
- Li Po: Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan" by Cameron Dokey
- Mary Hightower, aka "Mary, Queen of Snots": Everlost by Neal Shusterman
- Neville Longbottom: Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
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