Top 5 Wednesday: Books that would make good event themes
September 11, 2017
What is Top 5 Wednesday?
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Books That Would Make Good Event Themes
4. A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
I've heard that people throw 'viewing parties' for shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. WHY HAVEN'T I DONE THIS YET?! Granted it would be a party for one...and maybe my dog. I don't think I'd loose all my fingers if I tried dressing him as Drogon, just two. The scope of this series both in the books and TV series would make for an absolutely incredible theme with a multitude of characters to cosplay as. I've always wondered what it would be like to be a Khaleesi.
How incredible would a Percy Jackson themed party be?
I can imagine it now. Camp Half-Blood signs, people dressed in armor or as mythical creatures. Extravagant food like the Lotuses eaten in the books. I've always been fan of Greek/Roman mythology and Rick Riordan's books. In fact this could be an excellent idea for a birthday party. Young and old. Blackcurrant juice in goblets for the children and wine for those of age. I love any excuse to wear a beautiful dress...
Just look at the cover art. Pastel coloured violence with a healthy dose of sweet foods. You can't say that that isn't a good party idea! This is another series that I think would also provide ideas for excellent games. The entire I Hate fairyland series is based on a quest. A failing one admittedly but still, I think it would make for an awful lot of fun.
This was one of the first books that came to my mind when I saw the title of this weeks post. But I don't think it would be a widely obvious one. Hear me out. There are four Londons. Grey, White, Red and Black - the colour scheme of the event.
Kell has the most incredible coat and Lila was to be a pirate. Dress code right there. It'd be so much fun and very unique. Considering that Lila is a pickpocket I think a game inspired by that would be incredible. I've yet to read The Monsters of Verity Duo-logy but I also think that series would make a brilliant event theme.
Caraval is one of the most cinematic books I've read this year and so I think it would make an incredible wedding theme. With the beautiful dresses and suits described in the novel, decadent foods and the setting in general. It wouldn't be a traditional one by any means but it would be magnificent. With magicians and fortune tellers. Like Caraval I feel like a wedding is a performance that people both watch and take part it.
And I am so having waffles and roses at my wedding.