Top Ten Book Characters Who Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Posted September 2, 2014 by Debby in Uncategorized

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I had a really tough time with this topic. Because, like, how do you ever even decide. Do you pick characters you relate to? Who you have something in common with? Do you pick your favorite ships so you could can stare creepily? Do you pick the hotties so you can ogle them? *cough* Do you just pick the most awesome characters on the block? But what if the characters you love are not the most social? I’M NOT A PERFECTIONIST OVERTHINKER, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Finally, I settled on what my lunch table would be called, and that made choosing much easier.

The Table of Snarky Banter, Sarcasm, & Wit

percy and annabeth
1 & 2. Percy and Annabeth from Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
As soon as I thought of my table name, obviously, I had to go and invite King Sassy Pants himself. No one beats Percy. I figured I’d invite Annabeth as well, because she’s got some serious wit and manages to keep Percy in check. We smart girls can bond. And I get to watch one of my top ships of all time in person. NGL, big selling point.

3. Caymen from The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Caymen’s sarcasm and snark is off the charts hilarious. I chuckled so much reading this book and I would easily name Caymen one of my book BFFs, so yes, I need her at my table fo sho.

4. Kenji from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
I’m pretty sure everyone’s favorite character from this series was Kenji, and for good reason. The man is freaking hilarious. He would keep the whole lunch table laughing the entire time. And I love to laugh. So there. He’s also good for the reality checks that make a great friend.

5. Gigi from Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Gigi’s snark shines through her narrations beautifully, but also, I felt like I really super duper related to her in general. I think we could be BFFs as well. Easily. And she shows with Bea and Neerja that she’s an excellent friend to have around.

6. Wesley from The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Umm, I think my gushy gush gush review, largely about Wesley and the perfection of that ship, should cover this well enough. He’s witty and charismatic and just yes.

7. Katy from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Disregarding how far behind I am on that series by now, Katy’s sarcasm and snark sticks in my mind as being pure gold. Also, she’s a freaking book blogger – hell YES do I want her at my table.

8. Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Thorne. Hot. Charming. Witty. Want.

9. Heart from Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Still one of my fave debuts of the year. Heart was awesome and snarky for sure, but her whole group of friends was like that and that made the book so hilarious and awesome to me.

10. Rowan from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Maybe not the most snarky, but it’s Rowan. So Rowan. Need Rowan. Must has Rowan.

That’s my list. Who’d you pick for your lunch table?

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9 responses to “Top Ten Book Characters Who Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

    • I considered adding Sturmhond, and it would be funny to see him and Thorne – but they’re basically like EXACTLY THE SAME CHARACTER. And I prefer Thorne. Also I haven’t read Ruin & Rising and didn’t want to risk spoilers.

      Rowan is everything.

  1. I’m totally butting in on this table, because it’s way better than the one I put together.

    I actually don’t remember much about The Archived (didn’t LOVE it), but Wesley was perfection <3 And of course, Rowan. Because of reasons.

    Kenji is probably the reason the entire Shatter Me series stayed together. I'm pretty sure I'd never have liked it nearly as much if it were just the love triangle.

    • *snicker* Aww, shucks. I guess we could make room for you 😛


      Absolutely. Kenji was the catalyst for Juliette’s (extremely necessary) character growth. He’s like that down-to-earth tell-it-like-it-is friend that everyone needs in life.

  2. That is one snarky lunch table! I love Percy and Annabeth – especially when they are together. And Katy and Thorne and Caymen are awesome additions to your table.

    I ended up listing characters that I thought I would hang out with when I was in high school.

    • Right? I remember just laughing at almost every sentence and thinking, this girl is exactly like me. xD I would love to know her in real life.