Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey. Every Wednesday there’s a new topic, and you get to list your top 5 books that apply to that topic. For more information, or to join in on the fun, check out the Goodread’s Group.
This week’s Top Five Wednesday theme is characters you would want at Friendsgiving. In my mind, Friendsgiving is a dinner party full of delicious food and wonderful conversation. I decided that I would allow my picks to bring a plus one because Friendsgiving should be spent with the people you love.
1) Gabri and Olivier from the Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny: I decided to invite these two characters for three main reasons: 1) they’re two of my favourite characters in Three Pines, 2) they seem like amazing conversationalists, and 3) they would bring amazing food with them. If you’re unfamiliar with these characters, they own the bistro in Three Pines, and every time Louise Penny describes their culinary creations, I get instantly hungry because it sounds divine. I’m not entirely sure that these two would fit in with the rest of the people on this list, but I’d like to think that they’d enjoy the stories and that they’d have some great stories to share with everyone else.
2) Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky from To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han: These two characters made the invite list because they’re one of my recent OTPs and because Lara Jean is a baking goddess. Could you imagine the desserts she would bring? Pumpkin cheesecake? Apple cupcakes? Cranberry scones? The possibilities are endless! I also think that they would have some great stories to tell and at the very least Lara Jean and Olivier could share baking tips and tricks to come up with a culinary masterpiece.
3) Cath and Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I considered only inviting Levi to Friendsgiving so I could poach him and have him all to myself, but then I decided that that wouldn’t be fair and decided to invite both of them. I think Cath would be fun to have around because she’s creative and I’m sure she’d get some ideas from listening to all the conversations around her. I think Levi would be fun to have around because he’s charming and perfect and because he makes amazing autumn themed coffee beverages and I bet he could make some pretty tasty cocktails as well.
4) Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling: Every party needs a little bit of magic, and this is where Luna and Neville come in. They would be able to bring a special kind of whimsy to the party and can you imagine the stories they would have? Imagine hearing about Hogwarts from their perspective and watching Cath pick their brains so she can get ideas for her next writing project? Imagine Levi, who knows so much about farms and animals, talking to Neville about magical creatures? I think they would be the stars of the party and it would be great.
5) Crowley and Aziraphale from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: Is it really a party if you don’t have representatives from heaven and hell there? I don’t know if these two would fit in with the rest of the crowd, but I would love to have them there to listen to them recount the story of how they lost the antichrist. I would also love to talk to Aziraphale about books and to see his reaction when I introduce him to the world of book blogging.
What do you think of this guest list? Who would you invite? Let me know in the comments!