I was tagged by the lovely Michelle from Book Adventures to do the Literary Dinner Party Book Tag, which just sounds amazing! It was actually a bit harder than I’d expected to pick the characters who fit these categories (and to refrain from only choosing Harry Potter characters, let’s be honest), but it was a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy!
One character who can cook/likes to cook.
Hassan Haji from The Hundred Foot Journey, hands-down. We could have so many different kinds of really incredible food.
One character who has money to fund the party.
Jay Gatsby. We could have an awesome 1920s-themed party with jazz and champagne.
One character who might cause a scene.
Sherlock Holmes. I love him, but he’s not so great with the social thing, or knowing when to shut up.
One character who is funny/amusing.
Tyron Lannister. Always.
One character who is super social/popular.
This one actually took me the longest, because I don’t usually like really popular/social characters. I guess I’ll pick Theta from The Diviners by Libba Bray. She’s kind of popular by default – she’s a showgirl – but she’s not superficial or stupid.
Shakespeare’s Richard III. He’s terrible, but genius. I was definitely rooting for him the whole time.
One couple – doesn’t have to be romantic.
Celia and Marco from The Night Circus. Because they could definitely make some pretty cool decorations. And they deserve a nice dinner together.
Hermione Granger, because she’s my favorite. She made being a nerd with frizzy hair cool growing up.
One under-appreciated character.
Éponine from Les Miserables. Because I (unfortunately) completely identify with her, and she is constantly overlooked. So sad.
One character of your own choosing.
Okay, I need one more Harry Potter character. So, obviously, I’m going with Neville Longbottom. Because he’s my book boyfriend, and has been since I was twelve.
And that’s it! I think this would be a really interesting dinner party – I could totally see either everyone having a lot of fun, or someone crying (probably because of Richard or Tyrion). Let me know what you think of my dinner party!
Callum @ Callim McLaughlin
Emma @ Emma the Book Lover
Alyssa @ The Ultimate Book Geek
And, as always, anyone else who wants to do this tag!