Hosted by the team over at The Broke and the Bookish, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme for list-loving bloggers. Every Tuesday, participants compile a list of their favorite books, authors, or other literature-related things that fall under a certain category.
Today, I'm spotlighting characters I want at my lunch table. I often encounter characters I wish existed in the real world, but these are the best of the best, the ones I want for my own personal friends.
1. Courtney Diamond from The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Courtney is basically me in fictional form. I wish she were real and that I knew her because we would be best friends.
2. Alex Winchester from The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi
I related so much to her hatred of driving, and I want to commiserate together.
3. Sloane from The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Some might be annoyed by her constant fact-spewing, but at least she could fill potential silences with trivia.
Parker Frost from Golden by Jessi Kirby
Like this character is at the beginning of the book, I can sometimes be a bit too focused on school and "the future." Maybe she could help me practice making the most out of my one wild and precious life.
5. Alice McKinley from the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
I already feel like I know Alice from her legendary, lengthy series that I started reading in fourth grade, so I can see us quickly falling into conversation.
6/7/8. Gigi, Bea, and Neerja from Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
These girls are smart, sweet, and supportive—the main things I look for in friends.
9/10. Brooke and Kathryn from Rival by Sarah Bennett Wealer
Last year I sat at a table filled exclusively with people from my choir, but we disbanded this year due to differing lunch periods. I miss breaking out into random bursts of song, and Brooke and Kathryn could help bring the music back.
What characters do you want at your lunch table?