Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish, and gives bloggers the chance to share their excitement about books via the medium of lists!
This week’s top ten tuesday is all about meeting authors, whether that’s ones you’ve already met, or ones you’d love to meet. I personally haven’t met many, so I’m going to focus on my “bucket list of authors”.
Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses
So I’ve already missed a couple of opportunities to go to a Sarah J. Maas signing (she only seems to be around during exam times), but if she does a UK ACOWAR signing, then I will be there. Nothing is stopping me this time. Nothing.
V. E. Schwab
Shades of Magic Trilogy, Vicious, Monsters of Verity
Because V.E. Schwab’s writing is perfection, and meeting her would be the best. Anyone who can come up with that many incredible stories would be amazing to meet.
J. K. Rowling
I grew up with her books – of course I want to meet her! (I have a feeling that she might feature quite a bit this week.)
The Unexpected Everything, Since You’ve Been Gone
Morgan Matson is the reason I love YA contemporaries. Her writing is gorgeous, her characters are wonderful, and so her books are my favourites!
Percy Jackson, The Heroes of Olympus, The Kane Chronicles
Rick Riordan’s books have me laugh, cry, and run to Waterstones to buy the next book in the series. Although, if I did meet him, I think I’d end up awkwardly gushing about how much I love Percy and Annabeth and co.
The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless
How could I not want to meet the queen of fairytale retellings?
Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire, Black Dove White Raven
Her books are heart-breaking, and they’ve also taught me so much. I would love to sit down and chat about history with her. Also she has a new book coming out? And it’s a prequel to Code Name Verity? I’d totally chat about that!
Can I throw in some authors from history too? Sure, I might never complete the bucket list, but how cool would it be to meet these authors? (All I need now is a time machine…)
Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and so many others
I went through a massive Agatha Christie phase in secondary school, and now own around sixty of her books.
J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, among others
I actually put off reading and watching The Lord of the Rings for years. Everyone was constantly telling me how much I’d love it, and so I refused because I didn’t want people telling me what to read/watch. I was an idiot, because obviously LoTR is amazing and is now one of my favourite things.
C. S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, and many others
I grew up reading The Chronicles of Narnia, and am absolutely in love with them. I also have a plan to read some of his other books, like Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters. I just need to find the time to get around to it!