A recent poll by BookRiot asked readers to name their three favorite literary characters.

679 Riot readers answered the call, selecting 681 unique characters.

Check out the top 10 below, and click here to see the full set of responses.

Did your favorite make it?

  1. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) – 106 votes
  2. Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) – 80 votes
  3. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) – 76 votes
  4. Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre) – 58 votes
  5. Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) – 47 votes
  6. Harry Potter (Harry Potter) – 36 votes
  7. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice) – 33 votes
  8. Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) – 30 votes
  9. Jo March (Little Women) – 39 votes
  10. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) – 27 votes

Further down the list we find great characters such as Albus Dumbledore and Jay Gatsby.

But this top 10 list tells us a lot about what books we love, and what characters we return to again and again – just because we love them.

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