Top Ten Book Characters that Would be Sitting at My Lunch Table


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we feature top ten books or book related stuff according to each week’s topic.

This week’s topic is in lieu with the back-to-school theme. Funny thing is, while most students are starting a fresh year, my semester break has just started. But I still thought it would be fun to come up with this list. Many (though not all) of the characters listed below represents a friend, or friends, I  know in real life and I had such an enjoyable time creating this list and the pictures that came along!

Top 10 Book Characters Sitting at My Lunch Table:

1. The Best Friend: Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas)
She’s my fictional best friend and we have so much in common—books, clothes, makeup, boys, food, and the list goes on and on. Only problem: we both like Chaol and I do not share. In that case, thank God they are both fictional.

2. The Boyfriend: Sturmhond/Nikolai Lantsov (The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo)
I actually wanted to pick Chaol but seeing as how Celaena had been my first choice and Chaolaena is my OTP, choosing him as my fictional boyfriend would be sort of awkward. So I picked the second best, who’s also awesomely single: Nikolai. *swoooon*

3. The Fabulous: Genya Safin (The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo)
I proclaim Genya an extremely underrated character and claim her for my fictional lunch table. After reading Ruin and Rising, anyone with a working brain would agree on her fabulousness. She’s also a lot like one of my closest friends—and just as gorgeous too—with the exception that said friend has yet to find the David to her Genya.

4. The Baby: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
You know how we usually have this one innocent, excitable friend who is everyone’s darling little baby sister? That’s Cress. And yes, I do have a real life friend who reminds me of Cress.

5. The Jester: Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
No table will ever be dull with Thorne there! And is it just me, or does Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy seem to have a lot in common with Captain Thorne here?

6. The Nice Girl: Ana (Newsoul trilogy by Jodi Meadows)
Every table needs a nice girl who’s the most kindhearted person you will ever meet and who will also constantly make you feel like a horrible person for not being as nice as her. But you love her anyway. Yup, another one inspired by a real life friend. Or in this case, friends.

7. The Social Butterfly: Levi (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
AKA my brother. This is why I’m not attracted to Levi like numerous other girls—Levi’s character is almost exactly like my brother’s. Friendly, fun, and everybody’s friend. There’s always place at my table for my baby bro (technically, he’s taller than me but… still).

8. The Momma: Cather Avery AKA Cath (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell)
This is the friend who’s extremely responsible and takes care of everyone else; like a mother. Yes, she will nag at everyone on occasion too. And guess who Cath represents among my real life friends? JZ. Love ya, Momma Jing!

9. The Best Guy Friend: Daniel Altan Wing AKA Day (Legend trilogy by Marie Lu)
No kidding, Day really does remind me a lot of my guy best friend. And I hope he finds his June, one day. Just maybe not with all the heartbreak Day and June suffered through in the books.

10. The Wise One: Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare)
The amazing friend who always impart valuable advice and can stay calm in all situations. Sometimes, you wonder if he/she is really human because they are so infuriatingly knowledgeable and zen. I’ve got a couple of friends who, along with Tessa, fits this role.


Incase you’re wondering, I made all the character images above with an app called FaceQ. It took some time but was so entertaining, I’m probably going to create more characters sometime in the future… if I don’t get lazy.

With such a cool topic this week, I really want to know which fictional characters would sit at your lunch table! Let me know in the comments below!


12 thoughts on “Top Ten Book Characters that Would be Sitting at My Lunch Table

  1. Love this post! I really want to read the Throne of Glass books, I actually had a copy of the first book but I gave it away as I wasn’t very interested in it, but now I really want to read it as I’ve heard it’s amazing! And YES to Tessa, she would be at my lunch table too :)

    Kyra @ Top Ten Tuesday!


    1. Yes! Go read it ASAP, you’ve not lived until you meet Celaena! And I’m pretty sure Tessa would be wanted at any table with a booknerd, though I would be curious about how she finds the YA novels of today.



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