Ahhhhh, Book Club. It’s like a rite of passage for us bibliophiles, but have you ever wished that you could hand select the roster? What if you could have… anyone? Here are some of my favorite book characters that would bring any book club to another level.
# 1 Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin)
Don’t mind if I do, Tyrion, don’t mind if I do.
What makes him a worthy addition: He’s witty, well read, and could lead any book club to greatness. He’s the kind of cat you can have deep debates with, but won’t get all existential on you. He’s also confortable in all book club setting. Library? Sure! Pub? Even better!
#2 Cassidy (Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon)
Meet Cassidy: Vampire, Irishman, and all around badass. Sure, Cassidy might not roll up into your book club with some Dostoevsky and get all deep with you, but then again… he might. Cassidy is a perpetual mystery. I like that. I also like that he is just as likely to show put with a bottle of whiskey and promptly drag you out into some mayhem.
#3 Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling)
Ah, Hermione, the epitome of book worminess. Book clubs need people like her. She’s the type to help you pick new titles, make sure everyone has a copy, and conjure epic snack assortments. She will not only help you run a book club like a well oiled machine, but the girl can throw shade like a pro.
#4 Jamie Fraser (Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon)
Yes, Jamie, I am ready for book club. I am willing to bet good money that if Jamie Fraser started a book club session by stating his family crest there would be mass swoons and high attendance. I’m not even sure we would need to make book club selections. I’d just be like, “Do you, boo, do you.”I will also add that Jamie is well read, incredibly polite, and would totally help stack up the chairs for damsels in distress.
# 4 Mercy Thompson (Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs)
Mercy is a skin walker (she can change into a coyote), mechanic, and majored in history. She also makes killer brownies. She’s a reader, but she isn’t uptight about it, and would easily read any genre. I love her as a character, because she has been breaking down gender stereotypes since she hit the scene in 2006. We need more strong, independent women both in books and book clubs, and I thank Patrica Briggs for creating a character that I would totally be friends with IRL. Any time you’d like to pop n by, Briggs, is cool by me. 😉
#5 The Rat Queens (Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiehe)
If these lovely ladies ever showed up at book club, I’d image it would look a little like this:
Technically, yes, it’s a party of four, but you can’t have one Queen without the others. Plus, the more the merrier! These ladies can give anyone a run for their money AND drink both Cassidy and Tyrion under the table. Nothing says epic book club like a candy loving smidgen, a sword wielding dwarf, an atheist cleric, and a rockabilly half-demon.
There you have it. Five(ish) people who would knock the dust off any book. Who would your book club have?