A Definitive Ranking of the Wizened Old Folks of Bookland

I think it’s time to give out elders some of the spotlight, don’t you think? πŸ˜‰

Here’s my top 6 from my limited experience with these fabulous, lovable characters.

6. The Giver (From The Giver, suprise!)

This dude’s pretty tough. Holding the world’s memories and having the patience to deal with training Jonas? I think yes.

5. Mr. Jarvis Lorry (A Tale of Two Cities)

Oh, Mr. Lorry, you are so amusing. Thank you for letting me laugh through a Dickens novel. Seriously, though, Mr. Lorry is no softie to get through the French Revolution.

4. The Dowager Countess (Downton Abbey)

Whoops, I strayed from books a bit. Is that okay? Okay.

Well. I gotta say, this little lady stole the show over on Downton Abbey. Her incredible wit is quite charming.

3. Eleanor (Inkheart)

This woman is incredible. Obsessed with books plus a firey spirit and wonderful sarcastic humor and just being Eleanor is a win for me.

2. Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)

Ahhh, Gandalf. He couldn’t be left out of the list, could he? The wise old wizard is for sure one of the best elderly gentlemen in fictional history.

1. The Professor (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

This guy warms my heart. He’s my favorite and I gotta give props to the favorites, so, he’s No. 1. πŸ˜‰ Get over it.


Well, there you go. Give Gandalf a high-five for me next time you see him, yeah?