Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the team over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is ten wishes that you want a book genie to grant you. Since this is a super broad topic, I decided to go with ten book characters who I’d love to have dinner with.
1. William Herondale
This guy could charm the pants off me. We’d have so much to talk about – we could talk about books and how much life sucks. I’d even talk about demons if he really wanted to. But if this dinner date ever happened, I’d probably just spend the whole evening staring at him without saying a single word.
2. Anonymous (Teeeeeebo!)
Anon from Zeroes is probably my new favourite person. He’s such an interesting character. I’d love to go to dinner with him and spend some one-on-one time with him. Even though he’s forgotten all the time in the book, I would never forget about him! He needs some love too.
3. All the Peculiar Children
I couldn’t choose just one of the Peculiar Children from Miss Peregrine’s. Plus I think it would be an awesome experience to have dinner with the whole gang. If I had to choose one person, I’d probably choose Millard. But since he’s invisible, that might be a bit of a problem. My second choice would be Hugh. He has the ability to manipulate bees (and he also keeps thousands of bees in his stomach?!), which I think is a really interesting ability. I’d love to hear more about it from him. He was also seriously badass in Hollow City. The scene with him and his bees was my favourite in the whole book.
4. Jase Garrett
Jase is probably my favourite contemporary male love interest. He’s just the nicest person and it was so refreshing to read about a guy who’s just really, really nice. He has 7 siblings (4 younger) and he’s so great with all of them. He’s also a big lover of animals. Who wouldn’t want to spend time with an overall great guy like Jase? If you haven’t read My Life Next Door, I highly recommend it. It’s one of my favourite contemporaries of all time!
5. A (Every Day)
A wakes up in a different body every single day. Sometimes they’re male, sometimes they’re female. Sometimes it’s just a normal day, and sometimes it’s a special day like a birthday or a family holiday. I would love to be able to sit down and chat to A about all the experiences that he’s had. I think it would be the coolest thing ever.
6. Magnus Bane
Magnus is such a well-loved character, for obvious reasons. He’s got a great sense of humour and a wacky sense of style. I’d love to have dinner with him because he’d make sure that it’d be the most extravagant dinner I’ve ever had. We can chat about Alec and he can show me a couple of magic tricks. As long as he doesn’t try to summon a greater demon during dinner, I think we’ll get along great.
Cress is one of my favourite characters from The Lunar Chronicles. She’s adorable and a completely unexpected character. She’s an expert hacker and a really big fangirl! I wouldn’t even mind if she brought Thorne along. We’d have a great time together!
8. Willem De Ruiter
Willem from the Just One Day duology was my favourite person for a long time after I read the books. He’s such an enigmatic and interesting character. I would love to spend some time with him because he seems so knowledgeable about the world. He speaks Dutch and French as well and I’d just be swooning the whole time.
9. Don Tillman
Don is a middle-aged university professor (from The Rosie Project) so he seems like a little bit of a strange choice. But he’s pretty much Sheldon in a book and I think it would be so much fun to have dinner with him, just to see his reactions to all the annoying things I do.
10. Draco Malfoy
Draco is actually my favourite character in the Harry Potter books. I’ve loved him ever since I was little and I think if we had dinner together, he’d show me a really good time. I mean, he’s the snobby, rich kid so I’m sure he’d wine and dine my socks off. He could apparate me to some exotic location and we can have a super fancy dinner.
Who do you want to have dinner with?