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Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Happy Tuesday, peeps! I trust you enjoyed a wonderful long weekend and are happy to get back in the swing of normalness. I do have to confess much as I enjoy breaks from the norm, I am the girl who appreciates routine - long weekends are some of my favorite holidays, but too much of a good thing is also not "my thing." If you're thinking I must be nuts just now, that's cool. We'll just move on to the topic of today's regularly scheduled programming.

This Top Ten Tuesday was a week I planned on taking "off" but then I noticed there were some other weeks I wasn't likely to join in and thought this could be fun. And it was. Despite my repetition - what can I say? When I like a character, I want to be their bestie. For the day, let's head back to school shall we? It's funny because most of the characters I picked are out of school, however I'd like to think, in another life, it'd have been a blast to share school fun with them.


 
Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table
(you know...back to school theme)
 
Addie Porter from Meant to be Mine, by Becky Wade
 
This kid is darling. I loved her personality and earnestness. Becky created the best version of a child character when she dreamed up Addie, but then I'm not in the least surprised.
 
Beckett Rush and Finley Sinclair from There You'll Find Me, by Jenny B. Jones
 
I've gushed enough about these two, but seriously, wouldn't they win high school's "cutest" couple ever? Or something.
 
Blake Hunziker from Here to Stay, by Melissa Tagg
 
Funny guy who transitions wonderfully from supporting character to leading man.
 
The Christiansen Family from the Christiansen Series, by Susan May Warren
 
I just love all of these characters. So. Much. From Grace and Casper to their significant others. Just hoping that making Owen leading-man material isn't going to be "too" difficult.
 
Kendra Hilfery from Bewitching, by Alex Flinn
 
I didn't really care for Kendra in Beastly, the novel in which we met her as a supporting character, however in her own story, she's "humanized" and I related far more to her plight - she wasn't at all what first impressions suggest.
 
Lizzie Bennet from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
 
Technically this character first appeared in a book, so we're going for it.
 
Lizzy & Jane from Lizzy & Jane, by Katherine Reay
 
Um, built-in chef... who wouldn't want Lizzy at their lunch table?! Plus I just adore these sisters.
 
The McKenna Family from the Alaskan Courage series, by Dani Pettrey
 
Another family I enjoy reading about. Although I still have to say, Cole is a favorite.
 
PJ McKinley from The Wishing Season, by Denise Hunter
 
This story thus far is way fun. Enjoying the banter, the fun and getting to know PJ and Cole in their own story - she'd be one fun girl to know.
 
Will Darcy from The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
 
This one should be a no-brainer. Really liked the Darcy this web series created. The actor put all the right characteristics into this character while still transitioning him to the modern world of story-telling very well - plus he and Lizzie may take the cake for cutest couple! Loved them.
 
Notes: Also, some additional people I'd love to lunch table with be Alex Knightley (Emma Approved), Veronica Mars along with Wallace and Piz (I could take or leave Logan... depends on if he would behave himself). *wink*
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That's a wrap for another Top Ten Tuesday.
 
Who are some of your favorite would-be besties in the fictional world?
 
As always, the comments are all yours.

26 comments

  1. You make me want Lizzy and Jane SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. : )

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    1. They're fantastic sisters, Juju! :)

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  2. I agree with you on so many of these! Great list!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Abbi. These are always fun to put together. :)

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  3. I totally agree with the Alex Knightly. =)

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    1. Right?? He's pretty awesome I think. *swoon* ;)

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  4. I totally agree with pretty much all of these great picks-- especially Addie Porter, the Christiansen's, and the McKenna's! If I had any to add it would probably be the McKinley's from Denise Hunter's Chapel Springs series. Oh, and Christy and Todd from the Christy Miller series! Great post, Rissi!

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    1. Yes! I adore the McKinley's as well. Since I'm reading PJ's story just now, she made it onto the list, though I loved Madison and... the guy she fell for too (his name escapes me...). Haven't met Christy and Todd though I've heard wonderful things. :)

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  5. Meant to Be Mine! The whole family is just unforgettable. I have to get a copy of this book. I just have to.

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    1. The whole family IS unforgettable! You say it best, Ganise. I'm on pins and needles to have a synopsis and cover art for book 3, which I hear should arrive this month. *taps foot* ;)

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  6. Aww yay thanks for including Blake. I love him (biased, I know) and would totally sit at a table with him and several of the others you mentioned. I'd also love to sit with Rafe from Susan May Warren's Taming Rafe. Man, I love that guy. :)

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    1. ...and I *need* to meet Rafe, Melissa. He sounds like a dream, which doesn't surprise me in the least.

      Blake is equally awesome - he's just cool, and funny, and kind, and imperfectly perfect. :)

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  7. I so agree, when I love someone in a book, I want to be besties! All your friends are new to me, I will have to check them out. I LOVE your graphics!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Isn't that the best feeling ever, Missie? A character that seems to leap off the page? Kudos to these authors for that. Hope you find some great newbies to meet - and thanks! :)

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  8. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned here! (*hides*) However, based on your reasons, these characters sound like good table-mates. If only our fictional tables could be real.

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    1. Don't go hide... there are a TON of super popular books I've yet to read, and heavens, those are embarrassing. Right?? Why can't these people just step off the pages...! Seems logical. ;)

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  9. Ahhhhh Lizzie and Jane! I ADORED it! They would be at my table, too ;) Now you're making me anxious for PJ's story, as well.

    Blake and the Christiansens are great choices!

    I love your graphics, especially the library catalog TTT one.

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    1. Lizzy & Jane are marvelous characters. Shout-out to Katherine for creating them - we'd all sit together then. :) PJ is a fun character and she and Cole? Aw, they're darling together.

      Blake = awesome. The Christiansen's feel like family.

      Thanks, Courtney! I have WAY too much fun with these. :)

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  10. I skipped out on this TTT, but Beckett and Finley would most certainly have made it on my list. They're so cute!

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    1. I'm going to skip next week's, so I get skipping out now and again, Jillian. Sometimes that's just the better bet. :)

      I've binge-talked about Finley and Beckett, but you're SO right. They're darling and just too much fun. :)

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  11. How fun! I think my pick would be the entire "Avonlea" gang from Anne of Green Gables. (=

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    1. Ahhh! Oh, my goodness! You are so right, Heather. I adore those characters - and who wouldn't enjoy lunching with the clever Anne spelled with an "e." ;)

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  12. What an awesome list!!! Several favorites on there. I haven't started Lizzy & Jane yet, but I so love her and I'm really looking forward to that one! :D

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    1. Yay for Lizzy & Jane. Cannot wait to see your review pop up in my timeline, Tressa - happy reading! :)

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  13. OMG. I love your graphics for this post.

    Awesome characters that you've chosen. Here's my TTT for the week.

    Oh, and I'm a new follower on GFC. Awesome blog.

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    1. Hi, Erin! Thank you - I enjoy making these. :)

      It was fun to revisit some old favorites (along with new) to pick these - and I'm sure there are LOTS more I'd love to be real people as well.

      Thank *you* for following along. Visit anytime. Off to check out your blog. :)

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