Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Dinner Dates I Want A Book Genie To Grant Me


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.

7. Cress

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?


45 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Dinner Dates I Want A Book Genie To Grant Me

  1. Kristen Burns says:

    I love your take on the topic! And your description of your date with Draco is cracking me up because you do have a point that it would probably be a good time. I don’t know the other characters, but it seems like you picked interesting people. Also, Every Day sounds so very interesting and I don’t know how I haven’t heard of it before now! Here’s my TTT!

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Draco seems like he’d be a jerk to everybody but the person he loves. Like he’ll probably treat her real well πŸ˜‰ Omg it’d be so much fun!!

      Every Day is an amazing book with lots and lots of diverse characters! It’s one of my favourite diverse books and I also like how magical the whole concept of the book is. Thanks for visiting!


  2. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    Ooo I love this spin on the topic even though you had to leave a certain someone out *cries pitifully* WHY MY CORDELLAN PRINCE?
    I must really look into this whole Mortal Instrument business since you seem to be completely all over it? Plus the TV show is so filled with pretty people it makes my shallow soul sing.
    I would totally dine with Anon as well, as long as he can sneak me into some high class place πŸ˜‰

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I know. It hurt my heart so much that I had to take our Cordellan prince off the list. He would have made an excellent dinner date *sobs uncontrollably*

      I have to admit that not all of the TMI books are great… but I read TID first and those three books were all 5 star reads for me, which kind of made me push through with TMI. I really do love all of the characters that Cassie Clare writes though. You should definitely check them out!! (But Will Herondale is forever mine). And if you were eating in a super high class restaurant with Anon, you’d look like such a loner because he’s kinda invisible in crowds πŸ˜€ I guess it’ll have to be a private room or something.


    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      I haven’t read the Grisha trilogy or Six of Crows yet but I ordered them recently and they’re on their way to me right now πŸ™‚ I’ll soon be able to see who this Nikolai guy is.. and the Darkling. Wait… are they the same person?! Omg I need to know now.

      I hope you enjoy Miss Peregrine’s. I LOVED the trilogy. It was a fantastic read and perfect for book club!


  3. Reg (She Latitude) says:

    I’m so stoked that you mentioned Don Tillman! I too would love having him as a dinner guest (preferably with Rosie as well).

    And Draco Malfoy. God, yes. He’s also my favourite HP character (Tom Felton is certainly very easy on the eyes) and dining with him sounds like it’ll be super fancy.

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  4. Josephine says:

    Jenna, I love the approach you took to this week’s topic! I would LOVE to have a dinner date with Will (he would charm the pants off me too!) and Magnums because he is simply spectacular and has a great personality!
    Loved it! πŸ’—

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  5. Lois says:

    I absolutely adore this list. Jase Garrett is my number one contemporary book boyfriend. I mean he’s such a sweetheart and I can just imagine him rescuing a dog and taking care of it which is just so swoonworthy.
    Dinner with Cress, and Thorne, would be wonderful. I’d invite Wolf as well just because he’s been such a lost puppy and I’d make him some divine tomato dish haha.

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Omg yes. Jase is the ultimate sweetheart! As long as he doesn’t bring his snake to dinner, we’ll have a great time HAHA. At least not on the first date πŸ˜€

      Awww yes, Wolf deserves a great dinner after everything he’s been through. He’ll probably be happy with a whole pile of raw tomatoes. But it might make him sad that Scarlet’s not there T_T


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