Bookish Blog Hop Spring Day 14 prompts: a book with a character with your first name!

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My full first name is a little complicated: Katelynne. But most people call me Kate, so we’ll go with that. The romantic heroine in Julia Quinn’s The Viscount Who Loved Me is also named Kate. I think Kate and I have a lot in common beyond the name. I don’t have a sister, but her personality jives with mine. The summary, from Amazon:

1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better…

–Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814

But this time the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry–he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield–the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes to not make the best husbands–and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister–but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself…

Here are the books that the rest of the Bookish Blog Hope crew shared. These books all feature characters with the same first name as the bloggers!

Becki Svare @ A Book Lover’s Adventures

I have not come across many books with a character named Becki? But, if I go way back to my childhood, I can give you a couple.

There was Rebecca “Becky” Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. She was Tom Sawyer’s girlfriend. Fun enough, I wound up marrying a Tom also, lol.

There was also Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin, but I don’t really go by Rebecca.


Jo Linsdell @

The first Jo to come to mind is Jo March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Jo, like me, loves literature so it feels like a good choice. I can definitely relate to some of her other character traits too. 


Leslie Conzatti @ 

There aren’t a lot of books with a character by the name of “Leslie”–in real life, I only know of about a handful of Leslies–but the one that comes to mind is a series I dearly love, the Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier! The Lesley character is the best friend of the main character Gwyneth, and I absolutely love her! She’s smart, she believes in her friend, she doesn’t hesitate to cover for her when she needs it, and she’s just intensely curious about everything! The series itself is a whole lot of fun. I was worried it was just going to be a bunch of schoolgirl drama and “will they/won’t they” teen angst and smut–but there is time travel, and the girl can talk to ghosts, and the various family members are delightfully funny, and the mystery uncovered by the whole time travel boondoggle is intriguing to say the least! This was the first box set I’d ever actually bought, and I still think the purchase was well worth it!

Laura Doherty – Tales of a Natural Spoonie @

Urmmmm I’m struggling to think of any books that feature characters called Laura. I know I’ve read them because when I stumble across my name I always smile. When I was little my Mum used to read me a book about a huge black shaggy dog that was called Laura, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the author. I suppose the most well known Laura in a book would be The House on the Little Prairie books by Laura Ingalls-Wilder. Would love to know if anyone else has stumbled across a Laura in a book.


Alix Maza @ 

Even though I haven’t read it, Such a Fun Age by Kelly Reid has a main character named Alix. It is pronounced differently though. Crazy, Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan has a minor character also named Alix. She doesn’t come up in the movie a lot, but in the books she has some important parts! 



Veronica – The Burgeoning Bookshelf @

The most famous Veronica character is Veronica Lodge from the Archie comic series and more recently Riverdale. I also have a few children’s books by Nancy K Robinson; Veronica Knows Best, Veronica the Show Off and Veronica Meets her Match. I don’t know why Veronica is always the mean girl, I’m really quite nice 🙂