The Literary Dinner Party Tag

I saw the Literary Dinner Party Tag over at Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books blog and she sort of invited everyone who was curious to do this tag. So, that’s how we got here! I am excited to see who I am going to invite!

1. One character who can cook/likes to cook

The first person that came to mind for this one is Hassan from The Hundred-Foot Journey. He can do all sorts of things, from traditional Indian food to haute cuisine. I mean, the guy literally was responsible for several Michelin stars, so I’d be honored to have him cook for this little dinner party.

2. One character who has money to fund the party

I actually had a hard time coming up with a book character who had a lot of money. Either they weren’t very memorable or there really aren’t a lot? No matter what the real reason is, in the end I went with Gansey from the Raven Cycle. I can see him financing a friend’s indulgences and maybe it would be fun for him too? I’d hope so!

3. One character who might cause a scene

Margo Roth Spiegelman from Paper Towns! Can you see it? Because I sure can! I am not even sure if she wants to cause a scene or if she just thinks it’s expected of her and therefore she should do it.

4. One character who is funny/amusing

This might not be the most obvious choice, but I want to invite Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before as the guest for this particular category. I don’t think she’s intentionally funny, like she’s not going to do her own stand up special on Netflix, but she is circumstantially funny? Hope that makes sense.

5. One character who is super social/popular

Uuuuh, I want Charlie from Queens of Geek to come! She’s a famous YouTuber so she could vlog about this epic event and then it would be on the interwebs forevermore afterwards.

6. One villain

I am going to invite Maven from Red Queen, because I love that damaged boy. Also, I decided he NEEDS to be portrayed by Freddy Carter if there is to be a movie or show and that means I get a Freddy Carter lookalike as my dinner guest and yeah … I am here for that.

7. One couple – doesn’t have to be romantic

I know it doesn’t have to be a romantic couple, but I’d really like to invite Juliet and Dawsey from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I feel like they’d be delightful company. She’s a writer, he’s a pig farmer – those are different worlds entirely. There’s loads to talk about and the way they met makes for an especially great story.

8. One hero/heroine

One of my favourite comic book heroines is Kamala Khan from Ms Marvel. I truly hope she will join the MCU soon, because her stories are great and her character is even more amazing.

9. One underappreciated character

I feel like you all keep sleeping on my cupcake August Flynn from This Savage Song. His story just kind of resonated with me and he will forever have a special place in my heart. I’ve had dreams where he was my adopted son, I love him that much!

10. One character of your own choosing

This dinner party would in no way be complete without my bookish husband Max Vandenburg from the Book Thief. He is kind and generous and a great conversationalist.



I have such a weird mix of teen and adult characters here. I am not sure what kind of dinner party that would really shape up to be, but I would like to imagine it would be a fun one? What did you think of my choices? Who would you pick?  

57 thoughts on “The Literary Dinner Party Tag

  1. I love Max❤️❤️ The book thief is a beautiful book (or so I’ve heard haven’t read it yet 😬) but the movie is also amazing!! And I agree it’s hard to think of rich characters… there usually all broke or come from nothing and/or become the chosen one or something like that?!?

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    • Oooh, I hope you do decide to read it at some point 😀 I also watched the movie first, but the book is even more emotional!
      And SO true! A lot of characters really don’t come from wealthy backgrounds. Even if they aren’t poor exactly, they are just regular, you know?


  2. I feel like this would definitely make for an interesting dinner party. Like can you even imagine characters like Charlie from Queens of Geek and Lara Jean sitting down next to characters like Maven from Red Queen and August from This Savage Song? It kind of makes me laugh just imagining it!
    Also I am so glad you included August as your underappreciated character to invite, I loved him so much in the This Savage Song duology, he pretty much broke my heart in those two books. I know it probably won’t happen but I’d love to read more about him one day. 🙂
    Great post, and great picks for this tag as well. 🙂 ❤

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    • Right!? I kept wondering who I could sit next to who and if I could arrange some flirtation (obviously completely disregarding their bookish love interests) and it’s a weird mix, but I like it. It would make for quite an entertaining evening, I think.
      AUGUST IS BAE! I also wish there was more and I was so crushed when Victoria said she’s not going to do more with Verity, ESPECIALLY since she basically set up Our Dark Duet as if there could be another book(s) with Kate’s friends in that other town (I have forgotten the names).

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      • Ha, oh my god I would not envy you having to work out the seating arrangements for that dinner party (who could you sit Maven next to?!)
        Yeah I know what you mean. There seems like there’s still so much of that world left to explore, but I’m still holding out hope. Never say never right? 🙂

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      • I just started a very serious discussion about seating arrangements with Marie (because she wants to come to the party, but NOT sit next to Maven) and I told her that I would sit between Maven and August (they ARE kind of the ones to watch, aren’t they?) and Max will sit across from me. I don’t know who else to sit next to Maven otherwise. I would like to think that Margo would know how to handle him. Or I could put a very calm Dawsey Adams next to him and they’d just have friendly chatter. I don’t even know haha Maybe Maven will just sit at the end of the table and there won’t be any other seating neighbor necessary.

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      • I’d say maybe putting Maven at the end of the table would be the best idea, and yeah of all the characters you picked Maven and August would need the most watching. Can you imagine if you left the two of them alone together? I don’t know if your dinner party would survive! 😀

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      • I am just going to forbid that August brings his violin. We don’t need any deaths. Also, I will make that whole room as fireproof as possible, maybe taking away Maven’s stone thingy that helps him create flames. You know … just as a precaution!

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      • RIGHT!? I could see Maven getting annoyed with Gansey, but Gansey being incredibly intrigued by Maven. Also, the boy has a saviour complex and a complicated relationship with death, so him and Maven could really hit it off haha

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      • In my head, Maven is just a lot less threatening and therefore lethal without his gadgets and lackeys around. He doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone at that table. Or at least that’s what I am telling myself.

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  3. Well this really is a fun tag haha I love it – and I’d definitely come to your event hahaha 🙂
    I could totally see Margo making a mess of things and/or causing a scene, she seems like the type to do this. Or just randomly make everything about her and/or disappearing and making everyone worry about her. You know, that’s totally her type hahaha. And Charlie vlogging the whole event, how cool would that be? I loved this book and her so much. Let’s be honest for a second here though: since I’m coming to your dinner party, please don’t make me sit next to Maven hahahaha. I want to be next to the dear, adorable little cupcake August, I LOVE HIMMMMMMM so much ❤ You can sit on the other side of him, obviously 😛

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    • Okay, so, seating arrangements aren’t final, but I will sit between Maven and August (as like a buffer) and Max will be across from me. So, you can DEFINITELY sit next to my dear August. Who else do you want to sit next to. I think you’d enjoy talking to Juliet and Dawsey, even if you don’t know them haha but I am not sure you want to be on Charlie’s vlog? So that’s why I wouldn’t put her directly next to you haha
      *look at me taking this way too seriously*

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  4. Haha Gansey for sure would be the guy to pay all the expenses, although I agree I can’t think of many rich characters… And I looove you picked Max from Book Thief! That book is just so lovely, and the characters are all very lovable. ❤ Great answers!

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    • I think people are either really poor and that’s part of the plot or they are just regular folks. Rich people just don’t show up all that often haha
      Max is such a darling, as are the other characters in the book obviously. But I have declared him my book-husband a long time ago, so it was a bit of a no-brainer that I’d choose him out of the bunch haha

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  5. Hello Kat!! Loved reading your answers 🙂 I absolutely agree that Margo would cause a scene and Lara Jean is hilarious in her own unique way. I love August as well and Max would make great conversations at a dinner party 🙂

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  6. Oh my God, you added Max from The Book Thief and I just immediately got emotional :(( I swear whenever someone mentions that book my mood shifts 180° :’)

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  7. Oh this looks like such a fun Tag!! 😀 I would definitely choose Charlie as well, it would be so great to have her attend this Party and do a vlog about it! I also totally agree with Margo, she would likely cause some scene 😀 Now I’m also reeeeally tempted to go see The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!

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