Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table.  Ten characters?  That is one big table... and one potentially volatile situation, if all those personalities clash.  Okay... here goes:

Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - If you've never had a dog, you're probably not aware of this, but they make efficient cleaner-uppers.  Not crazy about that meatloaf the cafeteria just served you?  Feed it to the dog.

Sam from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Every lunch table needs a mean girl!  Actually, I'd prefer to have the version of Sam after the events in the story.  I like it when people can learn from their mistakes.

Hazael and Ziri from the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor - Here are two characters who, historically, should be mortal enemies (hey, we might as well make lunch interesting).  I think these two were my favourite characters in the whole series.

Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - He can be a bit of a diva... but, so what?  The dude can do magic.  He'd come in especially handy if one of us were cursed by someone from that dodgy-looking table of witches over in the corner of the cafeteria...

Lucius from Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey - He'd have definite opinions on our food choices... especially if we brought lentils.

Jack from Room by Emma Donoghue - He's a little young to be sitting with the rest of these characters, but maybe the presence of a child would help keep some of the others in line.  You don't want to go ballistic on your enemies when there's a kid watching.

Gen from The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner - Okay, so he might end up pilfering your lunch money, but he's such a character.  He seems like he'd be a fun guy to have around.

Farhad from Tiger Moon by Antonia Michaelis - I kind of wanted to put Nitish, Farhad's talking white tiger companion, at the lunch table, but I wasn't sure how he'd react to having to sit next to a dog.  So I'll go with Farhad, who's courageous and intelligent and willing to risk everything to help a girl he's never even met.  Sounds like a cool person to eat with, doesn't he?

R from Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion - A zombie?  Why not?  You wouldn't need to buy him lunch.  Of course, the sight of some random body part dropping off might make the rest of us lose our appetites...


What are some characters that would be sitting at your lunch table?

20 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm surprised to see Jack on anyone's list... Room is such an intense book!

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    1. Yeah, it was an intense story, but I loved Jack. His way of looking at the world was so special!

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  2. I like it when book character learn from their past too! Sam's a great choice

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    1. I like that, too. I've read other books with mean girls where they didn't really change, or the change was unrealistic. Lauren Oliver did such a good job with Sam's character!

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  3. I haven't read any of these books! I sorta feel left out :/ but Sam from Before I Fall sounds like someone I would be drawn to :)

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    1. That's a really good book. One of my favourites, in fact!

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  4. Oh gosh, I have Before I Fall and Howl's Moving Castle, I need to read them. I've been interesting in reading Warm Bodies after watching the movie, that I loved. I think he would be a great character to talk to from the movie's perspective of him. Ha, your reason for picking Enzo is great, though I haven't read that book.

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    1. Yes, you do need to read them! Before I Fall and Howl's Moving Castle are both really good.

      I read Warm Bodies before I watched the movie. I love both versions. They have a few differences, but the main themes and spirit of the story are pretty similar.

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  5. Ooohh, Jack from ROOM is a great choice! I keep reading so many great suggestions on other people's lists - this is great! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Hope you have a great week; take care!

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    1. Me, too. And the list of books I want to read keeps growing as a result!

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    1. I know, right? I kind of wish each of them had their own book. So many of the characters from that series were awesome.

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  7. R is a great choice! How fun would that be!? And I agree completely about Sam- she is one of the best characters ever, because she was awful and then changed so completely and believably. Great list!

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    1. R would be fun! He's one of my favourite book characters, ever.

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  8. Unfortunately I don't know any of your characters. :(
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

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    1. That's okay. I know some of my choices are a little outside the mainstream!

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  9. I'd love to have R at my lunch table too! Fantastic list! :)

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    1. There are more R fans out there than I realized!

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