Monday, May 16, 2011

Samuels Says - Which book character would you most like to go on a date with?

This month for our display, we asked the staff: "If you weren’t married, or otherwise engaged… and age was just a state of mind... Meaning no disrespect to all the wonderful men in our lives… In a world of fiction… Just for fun... Which book has the character you would most like to go on a date with?" Here are our picks—we'd love to hear yours too... both men and women!

Alex Cross novels by James Patterson
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Carry on Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lathem
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dog on it! by Spencer Quinn
The Dresden novels by Jim Butcher
Embrace the Grim Reaper by Judy Clemens
Emma by Jane Austen
Evernight, Stargazer, and Hour Glass by Claudia Gray
Falling Home by Karen White
Fame by Karen Kingsbury
The Flame and the Flower by Kathlynn Woodiwiss
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Heat Wave by Richard Castle
Henry the Eighth: the King and his Court by Allison Weir
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Inspector Rutledge series by Charles Todd
James Bond novels by Ian Fleming
The Knowland Retribution by Richard Greener
Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart
Mitch Rapp novels by Vince Flynn
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Orchids and Diamonds by Rosalind Laker
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
The Outsider by Penelope Williamson
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Austen and Smith
The Princess by Lori Wick
Princess Bride by William Goldman
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Son of the Shadows by Juliette Marillier
Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire novels by Charlaine Harris
Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick
Sugar Pavilion by Rosalind Lake
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
To Catch a Thief by David Dodge
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Walt Fleming novels by Ridley Pearson
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
The Wedding Officer: a Novel of Culinary Seduction by Anthony Capella
Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskill (movie only)

1 comment:

  1. The Art of Racing in the Rain is basically a charming book. I really enjoyed it for quite a while. Then I got a bit weary and just waited for it to end (I always have to finish a book). My primary criticism is that the plotline was going along very well, but suddenly a sexual accusation entered in, which seemed superfluous to me. It persisted and drowned the plot (and my enjoyment). There is an art to knowing when to hold back.