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Group Collaboration | Ficitonal Dinner Parties

Welcome to another group post where this month we're talking dinner parties! One of our favourite questions to ask fellow book bloggers is which five characters they would love to invite to a dinner party so we thought it might be fun to ask the same question to our team here at BB! Here's the characters that made the cut....

Don't forget to leave us a comment letting us know who you would choose!

fictional dinner party guest list

All all of my guests are all inherently nerdy and feel really passionate about something - whether that's books, video games, or magical creatures! After some coercing (and maybe some ice-breakers) I reckon they would all come out of their introverted shells and make fantastic company at the dinner table. I feel like Luna especially would bring out the best of everyone in the group - though Cath may have to contain her inner fangirl speaking to actual Luna Lovegood.

fictional dinner party guest list

  • Edward (Teddy) Todd - after reading this book I would have loved to see things from Teddy’s point of view, I would ask him lots of questions
  • Brian Jackson - he would be able to provide entertainment
  • Luna Lovegood - one of my favourite characters from Harry Potter, I’d love to learn more about her
  • Finnick Odair - because he would be able to add a bit of cheekiness and fun to the evening
  • Haymitch Abernathy - he’s quite a character and would add an extra element to the evening

fictional dinner party guest list

fictional dinner party guest list

I would think you would never run into danger of conversation running out with this group of dinner guests. All five are incredibly intelligent and quick witted, so I feel that the flow of dinner talk would not only be intellectually stimulating but would get pretty philosophical very quickly - especially with Albus and Mr Penumbra in the room. I do worry about the atmosphere turning heated though, with great minds comes even greater and polarising opinions. We may end up having to wrestle Elphaba and Jo off Sherlock at the end of the night...and not in a good way.

fictional dinner party guest list

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  • Elizabeth Woodville - I'd like to ask her if she knew her sons (the princes in the tower) were dead or not. And if she knew they weren't, did she know what happened to them?
  • Anne Boleyn - she is one of my favourite English queens. I'd like to know if all the wrong that has been done to her was deserved or not.
  • Katherine Of Aragon - was she, or was she not married to Arthur, Prince of Wales? She was an amazing woman and stood her ground, no matter what. And it'd be fun to sit with her and Anne Boleyn.
  • Joan of Arc - she would get along great with Katherine of Aragon I think! What inspires me in Joan is her faith and how it got her to do things that are unimaginable. I'm not religious, but it's still incredible what she pulled off.
  • Lord Voldemort - why has he become such a dark, evil wizard? What has led him to become so cruel? I know he's the odd one out here, but still.

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Who would you invite to your dinner party?

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  1. I love this! Haha Cath was the best from Fangirl. I also loved Levi and major OTP *squeals* Love your blog and found you through YA Love Magazine. I can't believe you're a contributor there, it's so awesome <3

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. Abigail Velarde7:39 am

    I will invite: Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)
    America (The Selection Trilogy)
    Peetah Mellark (The Hunger Games Trilogy)
    Four (Divergent Trilogy)
    Alexis Warren (Bad Girls Don't Die)

  3. Thank you Alex! :)


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