Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top Ten Characters I Want at my Lunch Table

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.

4. 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?


  1. Gigi, Bea and Neerja!! :LOVE IT! I would so be friends with them if I could! GREAT pick!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  2. Contemporary is probably my least read YA genre, so I actually haven't read any of these... but I;m intrigued by the character with a hatred of driving!

  3. Aw, I really like Courtney's character - she's a sweet girl who would be fun to hang out with. :)

  4. I added Gigi at my lunch table as well {Bea and Neerja would be included too, of course! :)}. From the first chapter of the novel, you could see what great friends they are! Awesome choices.

    Bella @ Ciao Bella

  5. While I've only read one of the books you mentioned (the Alice series), I've heard of all the rest! I definitely need to get reading, haha. *glances guiltily at TBR pile* Based on your descriptions, the characters you chose sound awesome! (:

    Also, the covers for Golden and The Chance You Won't Return are gorgeous! I love how the sun shines through ^_^

  6. I Have to be honest, I haven't heard of these yet! (I know, I live under a rock, I blame college) I will be sure to add some of these books to my TBR just so I can meet these characters. Great list!

  7. I haven't read any of these, I have to be honest! I'd really like Charlie and his friends from The Perks of the Being a Wallflower.

  8. Thats tough one... I would have to pick Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles, Tom from The Mze Runner, Catherine from Fangirl, Tris from Divergent and Hazel from TFiOS! This was super fun!

    Cathy | HELLO, CATHY

  9. Obviously I need to read The Diamond Sisters even MORE now that I know Courtney is a fictional form of you. That'll be interesting to read and compare! I never thought about it that way for Sloane. I put Lia on my STAY AWAY list because of her lying and detecting abilities (I don't lie, but still, it's unnerving). This is the second time in one day I've heard someone say something great about Smart Girls Get What They Want. NEED NOW.

  10. I have read Golden and it was so good!

  11. I haven't read any of these books (gonna put them on my TBR pile ASAP!) but the characters I'd love to have lunch with me are... I can't pick! It's hard. >.<

    xoxo Morning


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