Literary Families We Would Invite to Our Thanksgiving Dinners

26 Nov 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, book insiders! The NewInBooks team is off celebrating the holiday with our families and friends. We thought it would be fun to dream about which literary families we would invite to our own Thanksgiving celebrations if we had the chance.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by people you love!

Chloe: The Bennets from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


It would be so fun to sit in a corner and become best friends with Mr. Bennet while we make snide remarks (all beautifully put, of course) about Mrs. Bennet’s flustered antics. They’re just great. –Chloe


Can we also invite that one pastor dude, Mr. Collins, just because he’s ridiculous? He’d be the necessary foil to the Bennets’ greatness. –Ben

Anna: The Weasleys from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


The Weasleys are a no-brainer. Mrs. Weasley cooks the best food around, the twins will keep you entertained, and who doesn’t want a little magic at the dinner table? Except my soulmate was killed off in the books so we’d have to have Thanksgiving before the Battle of Hogwarts. –Anna

Ben: Frankenstein and his Monster from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


It’d be crazy. They’d just run around the room trying to get at each other. What a hilarious Thanksgiving. I might also invite other literary monsters and their rivals, just to make things interesting. Maybe Bram Stoker’s Dracula. –Ben

Taylor: Beatrice and Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare


I just want to observe their epic banter in-person. I might pick up some awesome new retorts to use on my boyfriend. People say to never meet your heroes, but I’m going to blatantly ignore that advice. Beatrice is my hero and I want to hug her. –Taylor

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.