Top Ten Tuesday: Secondary Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Arty Reader Girl. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is secondary characters who deserve their own book. There are so many great secondary characters in books and some of these truly deserve more page time. While this topic initially sounded easy, I found myself scouring my TBR and read books in order to find characters to go on this list.

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Secondary Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

Bay and Berry Bunch from the Green Rider series

These sisters play an integral role in Karigan’s adventure in the first book, and if memory serves me, they make several appearances throughout the series. Their quiet yet eclectic life deserves its own story. Not only that, but their home, Seven Chimneys, truly needs to be more explored as it’s a character in itself.

Yurie from My Happy Marriage

Yurie is a fantastic side character in this series. She is super supportive of Miyo and Kiyoka, a kind person, and isn’t afraid to say her peace. While I’m only 2 books into this series, I desperately want to know more about her and thus I think she deserves her own book.

Ginger and Merrylegs in Black Beauty

These two horses play a big role in Black Beauty’s story, and while we do learn a bit more about them, I am left craving more. What happened to Merrylegs after he left the farm? What was Ginger’s life like before she met Black Beauty? Honestly, I simply want more horse-focused stories but these two deserve their own books.

Shandris Feathermoon in Warcraft: War of the Ancients

Shandris appears in a number of Warcraft novels. However, I feel like she deserves a book of her own. We only see snippets of her life and considering how important she is to Tyrande Whisperwind, I’m surprised we don’t see more of her.

Sipsy from Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe

Sipsey is an amazing character. While we do learn quite a bit about her, especially in the book compared to the movie, I still crave more. I would love a book revolving around her, her time at the cafe, and highlighting other parts of her life.

Harper from Level Grind

While a lot of the side characters in this book have fairly big roles and could honestly be considered main characters, I feel like Harper is the biggest one. She is a fantastic character, and I can’t imagine Jade accomplishing so much without her best friend there to cheer her on and lend aid when needed. She certainly needs a book focused on her.

The Horses from The Mountain’s Call

I love this horse-centered story and I think it would be absolutely amazing if some of all of the horses, who are basically Gods, could get their own story. Imagine what knowledge  and stories they could share about the world and the various humans they have interacted with.

This was much harder than I had expected. I didn’t quite make it to ten, though I am sure I have missed plenty of characters.

I hope you enjoyed my list of Secondary Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book. What characters would you want to see get their own book?


  1. I’d like to read more about Sipsy, too.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Author

      She was such a fun character.

  2. Fried Green Tomatoes had a LOT of characters I would have loved to learn more about.

    1. Author

      Yes! Honestly, most of the characters deserve their own book but I had to choose Sipsey out of all of them for the list.

  3. Bay and Berry Bunch are really cool, and it would be fascinating to learn more about them and their unusual house.

    1. Author

      Hopefully, they get their own book at some point. After all, Captain Mapstone is getting her own book that comes out soon.

  4. Flagg seems to have a lot of great characters. I hope you get books for the ones you love.

    1. Author

      Yes, she always makes amazing characters in all her books.

  5. haha how curious , yesterday I was thinking if I should read Green Rider or another 90s fantasy books

    1. Author

      Highly recommend picking up Green Rider. It’s such an amazing series.

  6. Ginger and Merrylegs – I had never thought about their role. I’d read their story.

    1. Author

      I’m sure they would have had quite interesting stories before meeting Black Beauty.

  7. Fried Green Tomatoes is waiting on my shelf to be read! I really need to get to it someday. Great list!

    1. Author

      Oh, you need to read it! It’s so good. And then watch the movie after – its one of the few movies I feel is better than the book despite the book itself being amazing. You need to enjoy it in both forms.

  8. I’ve been meaning to get to Green Rider forever. Nice to know it has some great secondary characters.

    1. Author

      Highly recommend bumping it up on your TBR, the series is amazing and is seriously underrated.

  9. I totally support Sipsy from Fried Green Tomatoes! I love that book and movie.

    1. Author

      Glad you agree.

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