The Literary Dinner Party Tag

We’re all familiar with the idea of a dream dinner party, yes? This tag takes that idea of coming up with the perfect guest list that isn’t set in reality – i.e. famous people, dead people, etc. are all allowed – but in this tag all of the people are fictional! Who would you invite to your literary dinner party?

I saw this tag at Not So Modern Girl’s blog. I don’t know who originally dreamed up this tag, but I love the idea – so much so that I’m tagging myself in!

Here’s my guest list:

One character who can cook/likes to cook

I immediately thought of Lara Jean from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Lara Jean always seems to be cooking or baking something and I think she’d probably bring food even if I didn’t ask her to. I’m pretty sure it would even be themed to the evening in some way.

One character who has money to fund the party

Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice seems to like throwing a good party and definitely has the funds for it. He’s also known for being sweet and charming to everybody which is always a plus.

One character who might cause a scene

Hermione Granger is clever and passionate and might go off on a tangent if anybody mentions Elf rights or mispronounces a charm or something. I’ll take that risk for the thrill of having one of the most brilliant witches from Harry Potter attend my dinner party.

One character who is funny/amusing

For some reason this one took me longer to decide on. I read plenty of books that have funny, amusing moments but most of the heroines are more bad assed than amusing, I guess? I finally decided on Isabel Spellman from The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz who is certainly known for throwing her wit around a situation.

One character who is super social/popular

Oh gosh this is hard. I definitely gravitate towards books with characters I can relate to – and I can’t relate to that person at all. I’m going to go with Winter from The Lunar Chronicles because she’s one of those people that everyone likes, even though she’s not necessarily a Cool Girl Type, she’s definitely popular and friendly. And who wouldn’t want her at their dinner party?

One villain

Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyers is one of those characters who is commonly known as a villain but turns out to be severely misunderstood. In this novel she’s fairly bad assed and also a great baker – here’s hoping she brings some dessert to share!

One couple (doesn’t have to be romantic)

Cress and Carswell from the Lunar Chronicles because they are adorable together and should add some fun conversation to the party. Carswell strikes me as someone who would liven up a party – and Cress will keep him in line! Yes, that makes 3 characters from The Lunar Chronicles and three different titles by Marissa Meyers that I’ve referenced. Apparently she owns my soul right now. Or has written some incredible characters.

One hero/heroine

I know Doctor Who is a tv show, but the character is fictional and there have been books. I can’t really throw this party without hoping that my favorite Time Lord will show up. Bonus points for the current incarnation played by Jodie Whittaker.

One under-appreciated character

Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter universe is fantastic and not really given enough page-time in the books at all. I’d love to get to know her better without being overshadowed by her famous beau.

One character of your choosing

There are seriously too many to choose from, but if we’re going to have Hermione and Ginny, then Luna Lovegood really aught to come along as well.

This party sounds awesome and also like it might possibly go off the rails entirely.

I tag…

Whoever actually read this post!

Happy reading!

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