Top 10 Tuesday — Characters And Their Jobs

2 Mar

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday features characters with jobs we would like to have. I worked as my husband’s bookkeeper for almost 25 years as I helped him grow his business. It was the right choice for us and helped us achieve our goals. But did I regret leaving upon my retirement a year and a half ago? Uh, no. 😉 While my first year of retirement was a bit different than I imagined, I am enjoying more flexibility and freedom. Not having to plan time off around biweekly payroll is great! So, no, I don’t envy any character’s job!

For a bit of a twist on today’s challenge, I am featuring characters whose jobs play an integral part in their story. They wouldn’t be where they are without the jobs they have. All are recent reads.

For more on character jobs, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.


Top Character Jobs


Amara Alvarez — homicide detective


Josephine Bourdillon — fiction author


Caroline Bragg — corporate attorney


Evelyn Brand — international journalist


Margot De Wilde — codebreaker


Madison James — U.S. Marshall


Layla Karam — CIA analyst


Caitlyn Lindsey — research scientist


Alice Grace Ripley — librarian


Jeremy Winter — FBI agent

8 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Characters And Their Jobs”

  1. lydiaschoch March 2, 2021 at 7:52 am #

    I’d love to be a research scientist.

    My post:

  2. iloveheartlandx March 2, 2021 at 12:36 pm #

    I’d love to be an international journalist someday, that would be the dream, travel was definitely always the pull of journalism for me.
    My TTT:

    • rbclibrary March 3, 2021 at 7:08 am #

      Exciting times in that book.

  3. Danielle Grandinetti March 2, 2021 at 2:42 pm #

    Love your post – I had Margot from The Number of Love on my list, too!

    • rbclibrary March 3, 2021 at 7:08 am #


  4. Susan March 2, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

    Same. I got married while I was still in college and had my first baby prematurely just months after graduation. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom since. Now that two of my kids are out of the house and the other two are at school all day, I have all the time and flexibility in the world. I can do whatever I want and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Although being a librarian is definitely something I would have loved 🙂

    Happy TTT!


    • rbclibrary March 3, 2021 at 7:08 am #

      If I could do it over again I would have gotten a “library science” degree instead of English. The program at my college focused on school-aged lit, with few classes geared towards adults. So I passed.

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