I saw this tag on Kritsin’s blog ages ago, and I thought I’d give it a go, as she left the tag open to anyone who was interested. I’m not sure who created this tag, but let me know and I’ll mention you in my post!
This tag is all about who you would invite to a literary dinner party, which is such an exciting idea! Eating and reading are two of my favourite things, so I can’t wait to get started 🙂
One character who can cook/likes to cook
Well, I’ve recently read ‘Purple Hibiscus’ and the food in that sounds so vibrant for my English palate. So maybe I could do some cooking with Aunt Ifeoma like Kambili does in the book- I would love to have a nice chat to Ifeoma, she’s chatty, intellectual and welcoming!
I’d love for Kambili to come as well- she needs some excitement and laughter in her life, and I’m sure these random guests could give her that!
One character who has money to fund the party
Hmmm, this one took me a while. Maybe someone like Avery from ‘The Thousandth Floor’? She certainly has money, but I find her character a bit boring… She can fund it at least.
One character who might cause a scene
The first person I thought of for this would be Rebecca, from the book ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne Du Maurier. I guess she’s not *technically* in the book, but I would love to have her at a party, she would be such a cool person to have a chat with. Plus, she would definitely add a little drama to the party. Max can stay at home.
One character who is funny/amusing
Maybe Lisa from ‘Girl, Interrupted’ by Susanna Kaysen? I feel like her wit and humour is on my level, and she’s definitely got a cutting and sarcastic sense of humour. I really like Lisa, and she would make the meeting more lively with her jokes.
One character who is super social/popular
Perhaps Holly Golightly from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s‘ by Truman Capote? She is such a fantastic character in herself, and she is also really popular! She would have some amazing stories about her glamourous lifestyle in New York, and would definitely bring some shocking anecdotes to the party.
I always choose Baz from ‘Carry On’ by Rainbow Rowell, as he is the perfect villain/not villain. So, I know it’s typical, but I’m going to have to choose him again, he’s just such a complicated and amazing character.
One couple (doesn’t have to be romantic)
I’m going to copy Kristin here, as I love Darcy and Elizabeth, and I think that they would be such good guests at a party. They fit each other perfectly, but they’re not the kind of couple that would exclude others in a ‘third wheel’ kind of way. Plus their banter is amazing.
Hmmm… Maybe someone like Dorian Grey? Someone like him would be so fun to tease- he’s vain and annoying and really really good looking, and he’d just be a random and funny person to have around. Keep the portrait at home though, that’s not so pretty.
One under-appreciated character
Maybe I’d also invite the new Mrs De Winter from ‘Rebecca.’ I think that, if she and Rebecca actually sat down and had a heart to heart (probably after a few drinks) they would be able to bond over Max’s shortcomings and join forces. Mrs De Winter is so under-appreciated, and she doesn’t even get her own name- a bit unfair if you ask me!
One character of your choosing
I think I would invite the whole Finch family from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee- including Calpurnia of course! I love the Finch family, and Scout and Jem seem like they’d be great fun to be around! Maybe they can bring Boo along as well.
I know Kristin didn’t actually tag me personally, but thank you anyway, that was so much fun, I really enjoyed it!
I hope you enjoy the tag, if you want to do it, or if you haven’t already done it 🙂
Happy reading x
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