Yes, it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme run by the Broke and the Bookish peeps. For this week, I am going to be talking about my dream (and imaginary) book club with literary characters.
10. Legend by Marie Lu
I have not read this trilogy yet, but I do know that the main characters are very intelligent people. June is top of her class brilliant. Having her around in our book club would make her a resource on all things survival. Speaking of survival, I think the other character’s name is Day, and he is brilliant. All I know is that he is the most wanted criminal in this society. He can introduce a new list of resources, things not mainstream.
9. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
So, Lynn has such an appreciation for literature and medicine, it’d be a blast to have her around with us. I mean, she’s socially awkward and aggressive, but I’d like to be her book club buddy. Her perspective on literature would be amazing, because she’s living in every dystopian work’s setting probably.
8. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Yeah, yeah, Hermione has to be on this list. She’s good at reading and retaining information. She may end up befriending June, to be honest. But, mostly, I think she’ll really like the next characters on this list.
7. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Obviously Sydney is resourceful and curious. She unlearns and unpacks many prejudices towards vampires. And, the rest is all spoilers, so I can’t tell you, but suffice to say: Sydney and Hermione would have plenty to discuss in regards to female empowerment and societal control of people.
6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
Y’all know, Gansey is as nerdy as they come. He researches, and, when the topic gets even more convoluted, he reaches out to those much more knowledgeable than him. I think Gansey brings in a nice resourcefulness to this book club. We’d go out on trips to see what we read about. Lots of discussions, I think as well. Also: I think he’d be kind of like Schmidt from New Girl. Every time he’d say something privileged, we can yell at him to put money in the jerk jar.
5. The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Listen. Charlotte can teach us all about etiquette (a word I struggle to even spell). However, I really just want to hang out with her and Aithinne, who can also teach us about fae history and maybe recommend some interesting literature and folklore. (I avoided mentioning the rest, because…they got enough love in the series. But, Charlotte, Aithinne, and GAVIN! Gavin was maltreated and I love him, for the most part. He can join our book club, too).
His and Charlotte’s mom can come in and tell us to sit proper or something.
4. Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon would be AWESOME to have around. We can talk about Harry Potter, which could: a) freak Hermione out, or b) amuse her. Also, he and I could eat Oreos the whole time (Oreos are vegan, if you haven’t heard).
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I believe that Charlotte’s mom would be bewildered by Effie Trinket, which is my goal in life really. I love Effie and Haymitch, and I think they’d be so much fun in our book club. They could talk history, self defense, even talk about etiquette and interview manners. So good. Maybe Effie could give Simon some tips on internet dating.
2. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Obviously Kate and August would be a delight to have around. I love them, and I think they’d be an edgy addition to our book club. Kate would scare everyone away, and she’d teach us about monsters. August can teach whatever he wants. I just want to say hello to him, possibly give him a hug. He needs it. (as I write this post, I am still scared to read Our Dark Duet).
1. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
Felicity. The love of my life. She needs to be part of our book club, just for being a witty (possibly) asexual woman. I want to be her friend, and I wish all the rest of our book club can be buddies, too. She and Charlotte have the potential to be great friends. They can help August be more comfortable with himself.