The Literary Book Party 2022
Before January slips away, it’s still possible to reflect on 2022 reading. Joanne @ Portobello Book Blog and Nicki @ The Secret Library Book Blog inspired this reflective post! (Please visit their posts!) I hope they don’t mind, but I’m expanding my literary book party to TWELVE guests! Actually, I could host several dinner parties to accommodate all the fascinating characters (real life or fictional) and authors I’ve encountered this year! What a fun way to reflect on favorite reads!!
Do You Love to Host or Attend Dinner Parties?
For this literary book party. I’m only using characters or authors from the books I’ve read in 2022.
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A Character Who Can Cook/Likes to Cook
Yay! Someone else is cooking!
With a Scottish flair, Izzy the owner of a bed and breakfast (castle) in the Scottish Highlands will be the perfect choice for menu planning and delicious dishes.
The Christmas Castle in Scotland by Julie Caplin
A Character [Author] Who Has Money to Fund the Literary Book Party
Ahhh! Yes! The money!
I think author Fredrik Backman might have the money from his successful book sales and movie adaptations to fund this dinner party! This year I read and loved The Winners. But I’m really wondering if you have seen the new adaptation of A Man Called Ove (A Man Called Otto) with Tom Hanks?
A Character Who Might Cause a Scene
No doubt about it, Cussy’s highly spirited daughter, Honey, will cause a scene when she arrives with her mule, Junia.
The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
A Character Who is Funny or Amusing
One of the most entertaining characters I’ve met this year is the precocious and scheming JuneBug from Kit McBride Gets a Wife.
Kit McBride Gets a Wife by Any Barry
A Character Who is Super Social or Popular
I can imagine that real-life Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls and Parenthood is super social and popular and might share some interesting showbiz anecdotes! I’d love to have her as a guest!
Have I Told You This Already by Lauren Graham
Oops! Do I really need one?This is difficult because I don’t know if I want a villain at my dinner party. However, there is one character who we are led to believe is a villain and that is Mrs. England. ***spoiler*** In the end the real villain is revealed, but that individual is not invited!
Mrs. England by Stacey Halls
One Couple (doesn’t need to be romantic)
There are a myriad of romantic couples I could select, but I’m going in a different direction with this and highlighting the unlikely and sweet friendship of “Resilience” and “Fly” in A Rover’s Story. (Middle Grade story enjoyable for adults.)
A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga
I’ll chose a hero and heroine, and you tell me which one you’d like at the dinner party!
For my hero, I have to select Bill Furlong from Small Things Like These. Anyone that rescues an innocent child is a true hero.
For my (real-life) heroine, I must select Elizabeth Packard from The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore. Elizabeth worked on behalf of women for mental health rights.
An Under-Appreciated Character
Before I read A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice and went down a Google rabbit hole, I had no idea that Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia was an under-appreciated hero.
A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice by Rebecca Connolly
One Character of Your Choosing
Ray from The Violin Conspiracy will add elegance to the evening, and we might be able to convince him to play classical music on his violin as an after-dinner treat!
The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
A Troubled Soul
*I added this category*
I would like to include Jack from the Gilead Series in our dinner party and hear that he is happy and at peace.
Jack by Marilynne Robinson (my review of Gilead here).
A Young Adult Character
*I added this category*
Cristian from I Must Betray You is an exceptional young adult whom I’d want everyone to meet.
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
Who would you invite to your literary book party?
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Brilliant, love this! Great couple of extra categories. I think Captain Rostron was at mine too as the hero character. I haven’t seen Tom Hanks in A Man Called Otto yet, have you? I know he’ll be great. I loved the book and the original Swedish film too.
Thanks for the inspiration Joanne! I’m so very eager to see Otto! We’ve had birthdays and a death in the family (cousin) and our grandson moving into our condo rental….so it’s been busy busy busy. Hoping to get to the movie soon!
So good that you joined in Carol, love this!
Thanks Nicki! 🙌 it as fun!
Ove would be a very interesting addition to a dinner party.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-confessions/
He would indeed! 🙌
This is the first I’ve seen of this tag and I LOVE IT! I am so going to have to do it. Your answers were really fun.
Oh! Do it! It was very fun! I think I’ll put it on yearly rotation! (Beware that I did impulsively add 2 categories)
I’m going to try to post it next week. I’ll tag back to you. I may add your 2.
I’ll look forward to it! 🙌
Ooh this was a fun tag, I may try this one sometime!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/31/top-ten-tuesday-405/
It was very fun! Beware that I did impulsively add two categories! I hope you do it!
This looks fun! And also like a good dinner party. Enjoy! 😉
Thanks! It was a fun post to write!
This was fun! I have not seen A Man Called Otto yet, I’m hoping it will go to streaming as I don’t like movie theaters.
Hopefully it will stream soon! 🙌
Thanks Cindy! 🥂
Great answers! I watched A Man Called Otto and now must read the original text.
This is SOOOO fun! That’s quite a mix of people for your dinner party. There’s definitely going to be some interesting conversation.
I haven’t seen the Tom Hanks movie yet because I’m hoping to read A MAN CALLED OTTO first. I need to get on that!
Yes, quite the party if we could pull it off!
Great post Carol. I love your selections and enjoyed most of the books you chose characters from. I even liked your additional categories. I think this would be a very interesting dinner party.
I wish we could pull it off! 🙌
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I loved A Man Called Ove, and the Swedish adaptation. I am super curious about the new adaptation, A Man Called Otto.
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I’ve read great reviews so I hope we both enjoy Otto! 🙌
I love this tag! I read a lot of books about villains, so my dinner party would probably be awful. I wouldn’t want to go!
😂😂😂 this is so funny! 😂😂😂
It must of been fun to compile of list of books for the dinner party!
It was a fun post! 🙌
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