Hey guys! I know at the beginning of November I said I would be doing posts based around my favorite TV show, Manifest, since the first half of the final season released. However, obviously I can’t do that for my PGR series, so I’m deviating a little bit off of my plan to do something book-related. And since Thanksgiving is almost upon us, I wanted to do a fun little post talking about which book characters I’d invite to Thanksgiving dinner if they were real. Now, I have a pretty big family, and it gets crazy when we all gather for Thanksgiving dinner. With that in mind, I started choosing five characters who I think would not only survive Thanksgiving at my house, but characters who would also make things interesting. Check out my list!
Grayson Hawthorne (From The Inheritance Games Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes)
Of course I’m going to stand with MY side of the ship in The Inheritance Games and invite the best boi, Grayson. He’s a bit intimidating, and he’s quiet, but I would love to be friends with this guy. Also, if he was real, that probably means his brothers are too, and it would be awesome to hang out with them all. Plus, since he comes from a crazy family, he could probably put up with mine. And hey! This guy is rich, so he has to have plenty of advice about how to be successful in life. So if Grayson was real, he would definitely be getting an invite to Thanksgiving dinner!
Celaena Sardothien (From Throne of Glass Seires by Sarah J. Maas)
Yes, Throne of Glass makes me incredibly frustrated, but I just love the characters! I ALMOST chose Chaol Westfall, but I decided to go with Celaena instead. When I read Throne of Glass I actually saw a lot of myself in Celaena, and I just know we’d be friends. I think we’d have plenty to talk about! It’s actually hard for me to like female protagonists, by I found Celaena to be instantly likable. She’s just built different; a true paragon of a strong female character! She’s just all-around a super cool girl who had too much bad stuff happen to her. Because of all that, she would be getting an invite!
Waxillium Ladrian (From the Wax&Wayne Series by Brandon Sanderson)
If Wax was real, he would get an invite in a heartbeat. And you know what? Why don’t we just vote for him to be president while we’re at it? Wax is one of my most favorite book characters of all time, if not my most favorite. He’s got his head on straight, his priorities in check, and he’s just generally a really cool guy. Like, he rivals Kelsier as my favorite Mistborn character (they’re both in the same universe). The next W&W book is coming out next week and I am SO excited to get my hands on it! I can’t wait to see Wax back in action. But yes, this guy would definitely get an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner.
Nina Zenik (From the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo)
I debated between three of the Crows from Six of Crows, but I decided on Nina for some of the same reasons as Celaena. Leigh Bardugo did an amazing job with all of her characters, especially Nina. I would honestly be friends with all of them, but if I could only invite one to Thanksgiving dinner, it would be Nina. She’s the one I feel like would enjoy it more, and she’s just more friendly I guess. Plus, she just had a hard time of it in the books, and she needs a break. If she were real, I’d make sure she was invited!
James Alderidge (From Lovely War by Julie Berry)
I had a bit of a hard time deciding the fifth person I would invite the Thanksgiving dinner, but I eventually decided on James from Lovely War. If you’ve read other PGR posts, then you probably know I’m a big fan of this book! It is such a beautiful, heartbreaking story, and James is literally the best. He’s so quiet and sweet, and he’s honestly just the best. I think he would be a little shy, but I think he’d eventually warm up to everyone. He would certainly be invited, and I think my sister would agree, haha!
And that’s that! This was a little bit difficult to make, since there are so many characters that I love! I believe I did a post similar to this last year, but I can’t really remember which characters I chose that time around. Either way, it was a fun post to do, and I hope y’all enjoyed it! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, as well as which book characters you would invite to your Thanksgiving dinner!
And as always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!