It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by The Broke and Bookish.
This week’s topic? Our choice
My choice? Ten dinner invitations I would accept in the world of MG and YA books. If these characters invited me for dinner, I would be there with bells on. Why? The conversation, the quirky family dynamics, the interesting characters and in some cases, a really true sense that the food would be great! It is dinner after all 🙂
If they asked, I would be there – in these books:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Really I want to hang on every word from the Grandfather and some of those dinners did sound pretty amazing.
How to Outrun a Crocodile when Your Shoes are Untied by Jess Keating
It might be squishy at that table when they move to the zoo but I have the feeling dinner conversations would be fascinating.
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
Partly it’s because I adore these boys. Partly it’s because I love the Dads. And oh, such a beautiful, messy, busy, loving family vibe.
The Truth about Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
It may be that I want to try one of these sugar filled dessert recipes just to see if I explode but also, I really am rooting for these girls.
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
I would come and eat with the Penderwicks at any age and stage. I love this family up, down, sideways and around in circles.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
I could hang out in this diner all day spying on small town curiosities. But I would definitely do a dinner or two.
After Iris by Natasha Farrant
I actually may not get served dinner in this eccentric family – but wow, would I like to do take out pizza with this sibling group.
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Yes, I would like to squeeze into the trailer and dine with Lucky and Brigitte. And for dessert? Cookies of course. With Miles.
Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai
Oh how I would love to attend dinner with this family. And I am sitting next to Grandma.
Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles
Well. I would eat any meal with this family. It could be funeral fare. It could be leftovers. Sign me up.
And you? Which book do you hope invites you for dinner?
Hi there! Your list today is really unique! Yay. Like it a lot!
By the way, you may want to read the Ten Books I am Dying To Read:
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This is a super cute idea. I’m a big fan of MG books which is why I made the feature Middle Grade Mondays. I am super in love with this list. It’s so important that characters have that spark that just pull you in and make you wish to be their friend. Totally adding the books onto my to read pile 🙂
Thanks Diana. Happy reading!
What a delightful list, and I’d like to join you in Lucky and Brigitte’s trailer for sure. Hard Pan is one of my favorite fictional towns. The dinner invitation I’d most like to accept would be from the Casson family in Hilary McKay’s series. But I think I’d bring take-out, because meals seem a bit unpredictable there. Artistic temperaments, you know.
Isn’t it interesting that may of the characters we would love to have dinner with may not have much to put on the table in terms of home cooked or sensible!
Excellent List. And what a great topic and I’m trying to think which of these worlds would suit me best but coming up short. Dinners are important to our family so I really like how you focused on that.
You can learn a lot in a dinner conversation 🙂
I am out of the “MG” loop! I’m going to make note of some of these titles! My Top 10
“Top 10 Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet!”
Thanks for reading!
oh what a fun post! This makes me want to dive into all of these books 🙂 My TTT
Thanks Carrie! They are all really wonderful.
I love this post! Can I come too?! It would be so fun to have dinner with any of them.
Love these Top Ten Tuesday lists! I would want to join you for several, but especially Three Times Lucky and Each Little Bird That Sings! And my choice for a dinner invite would have to be with the Zales family (The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z) served up Ian’s jokes and Nonna’s Funeral Cookies. I love this family!
I love that you shared a choice – thanks Ramona!
LOVE THIS TOPIC! I may steal it for a week that is our choice (or that we change).
I’ve only read Lucky–I need to read the rest! Way to suck me in with your little blurbs 🙂
🙂 It was a fun post to do!