Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten.

This week’s topic was quite interesting – characters whose jobs I wish I had, whether it is because the job itself is interesting, or because of the co-workers or boss. As you can see, about half of these involve some sort of research job because that is what I would like to do, in any world haha.

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)The manager of the restaurant at the top of Carew Tower in The Hollows

I would love to be there whenever Rachel Morgan is having a dinner reservation at the restaurant, if only because it is quite eventful whenever she pops in there! Oh to be a fly on the wall when magical shit is going down! Also that revolving restaurant thing sounds interesting and I want to see that? (I mean, yeah I still could, in theory, but it would be a different experience while also dodging sleepy potion balls)


Welcome to Night ValeMichelle Nguyen’s intern at Dark Owl Records in Welcome to Night Vale

Look I love her, music snobbery aside, and well, it would fall to me to actually sell the music here. I would hate interacting with customers, but I would take one for the team if it meant hanging out with Michelle.


Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 1Garak in Snow White with the Red Hair

I would take any herbalist’s job, really, but Garak is the head of the royal herbalists and she gets to be weird and do her own thing, research wise, so it sounds perfect. The herbalists in this series are also botanists/doctors/researchers and honestly all of that sounds right up my alley. Plus the clothing in this series is ridiculously cute!


Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5)Amena from The Murderbot Diaries

I would love to be any member of the Preservations Aux, to be honest, but Amena’s job as a young researcher genuinely sounds exactly my thing.


Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)Roger Malory from The Raven Cycle

Be a quirky historian? Check! Spend weekends going to pigeon shows? Check! Luckily stumble upon finds of the century when on holidays? Double check.


Spy x Family, Vol. 1Franky from Spy x Family

Close enough to be a spy but not having to do any field work, Franky is mainly an informant who is occasionally roped in by Anya on her ‘missions’. Honestly would love this job, plus I would get to meet Agent Twilight regularly, and even see Yor on occassion.


The Priory of the Orange TreeTané from The Priory of the Orange Tree

Be a member of the High Sea Guard? Be a dragon’s rider? Yes to all (even if I have a fear of heights)


My Contrary Mary (Mary, #1)Greer from My Contrary Mary

Apprentice to Nostradamus himself, and also sort of interning under Aristotle’s directions, but also enough distance from the royal family. While the jobs in a historical setting sound dreadful, in this instance I would like it.


A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2)Titania from Celestial trilogy

Who wouldn’t want to be a powerful sentient spaceship?


One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)Walther Davies from October Daye

A chemistry professor/alchemist, he is a frequent helper to Toby, and honestly a research job where the side benefits are to be a support for the main character, and also invent new stuff for the fae sounds like a dream.


Which character’s jobs would you love?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Whose Job I Wish I Had

  1. Ahh thoses are quite interesting!! I would definately love being Herbalist too.

    First in mind, is Nell from At first Sight by Hannah Sunderland — working in a mental healthline « crisis » callcenter! Sure it’s heavy on you at times.. but i’d love to help people like me..
    next- Sophie from First in by Danika Bloom — A volunteer firefighter (because hell Im not strong enough to be a career one 😂)

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