1. Mary Poppins
I love Mary Poppins and I'd definitely want her at my lunch table because of two reasons: 1) She's a great cook so she would be able to bring yummy lunch snacks for our lunch table, 2) She has a great bag in which she can fit anything, so she could bring a whole collection of books with her we could discuss during lunch!
2. Hermione Granger from the 'Harry Potter' series
Hermione is just as much of a geek/good girl/book lover as I am, so I have no doubt we would get along. She definitely deserves a spot at my lunch table.
3. Jo March from 'Little Women'
Jo March has been one of my favourite literary characters since I was a little girl and I've always loved her, so I couldn't leave her out of this top 10!
4. Rachel White from 'Something Borrowed'
'Something Borrowed' is an amazing book and I've always loved the character of Rachel. I think she and I would really get along, so I'd like her at my lunch table as well.
5. Lizzie Spellman from 'It Had to Be You'
'It Had to Be You' is one of my most recent chick lit reads and I absolutely loved it. Lizzie is a great and funny heroine and I'd love to be friends with her.
6. Ben Gilbert from 'You're the One That I Want'
Of course I also need a guy or two at my table, so I decided to pick Ben from Giovanna Fletcher's 'You're the One That I Want'. He's handsome, funny and just a great and trustworthy guy... Perfect!
7. Jane Hayes from 'Austenland'
As a big Jane Austen fan, I need someone with whom I can talk about this particular topic. Who better than Jane Hayes from 'Austenland', who loves anything having to do with Austen as much as I do?
8. Claudia from 'The Twelve Dates of Christmas'
Lisa Dickenson is an amazing and incredibly funny author and I just had to pick one of her heroines to join me at my lunch table (I would have picked Lisa herself, but unfortunately she's not a book character).