I don’t know about you guys, but I love darker characters and I’m a total sucker for an antihero or a really good villain. So I decided to try and recommend books based on the seven deadly sins.
For this one I have to go with The Schwarzschild Radius by Gistavo Florentin. This is a very brutal and pretty graphic book that centers predominantly on lust and human perversion. This one comes with a warning label though. If you’re easily triggered by violence and sexual abuse or if you simply don’t have a very strong stomach, best sit this one out.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. A lot of bad things happen in this one because of someone’s gluttony. The Chronicles of Narnia were a big part of my childhood and this one was one of my favourite ones. In case you haven’t read the other ones, they don’t necessarily need to e read in order to make sense. So if you’re on the line about reading them, I recommend giving this one a try and then deciding.
There are literally hundreds of books with characters that are driven by greed, but I choose Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This is the book I’m currently reading and it’s AWESOME! Seriously, if you haven’t read it, what are you doing?
It has been surprisingly difficult for me to come up with a good recommendation for this. The first thing that sprang to mind was Mycroft Holmes from the Sherlock Holmes books. He is a very minor character in the stories, but he is the most notoriously lazy character I have ever come across. But if you want a book with a lazy main character, I recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Dorian is a lot of things, but he is also a lazy little bum.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena, the main character has a lot of anger inside of her. And she’s a totally badass assassin too. So you should check this series out if you haven’t already.
Fire by Kristic Cashore. There’s a lot of fear and envy that lead to hatred in this book. While this is the second companion published in the Graceling series, it can be read as a standalone. Reading Graceling first might shed a tiny bit of light a couple of things, but it’s really not necessary to read it before.
Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba. Light Yagami pretty much takes the cake for hubris. If you’re not really into anime/manga though, I also recommend the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. It’s a series I love and Artemis has more pride per square inch than he has square inches.