Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Authors I Have to Meet
May 12, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: 10 Authors I REALLY Want to Meet. This one was pretty easy for me. I have been fortunate enough to meet many of my faves already, and I know who I still need to meet. Here are my Top Ten:
I was introduced to Stein with my book club while reading The Art of Racing in the Rain. I have enjoyed every book I’ve read by Stein, and I will be diving into A Sudden Light this week. I tried to go see him last summer, but traffic unfortunately kept me from getting there! Ummmm, and how adorable is he?
I have recently become a big Shusterman fan. I read Unwind based on the recommendation of a friend, and I loved the concept of it. Then I recently finished Challenger Deep, and I fell in love. I missed a chance to meet him recently because of my book club, but I won’t miss him for anything next time!
I fell in love with Strayed when I read Wild, and then I quickly devoured everything she had written. I am longing for a new release of some sort, and maybe then I’ll have the opportunity to meet her!
Who doesn’t want to meet the iconic author of the Harry Potter series? Now that I am 3 books into the series, I am officially a fan. I would love to talk to Rowling and hear more about her journey as an author.
I read Me Before You when a friend lent it to me, and I look forward to reading more by Moyes. I just heard she has a sequel to Me Before You, titled After You, coming out in September and I cannot wait!
Sue Monk Kidd
My love for Sue Monk Kidd began with The Secret Life of Bees (which I need to go back and reread), and I have adored everything of hers that I have read since. I still haven’t gotten to The Invention of Wings, but it is near the top of my list!
I’m sure you’ve all heard me rave about All the Bright Places. It is one of my all time favorite reads! I love following Niven on social media, because she is so gracious and appreciative of her fans, and she lets them know that every day. I can’t wait to read more of her writing.
I was recently introduced to Palmer’s work when I won Girl Before a Mirror in a contest. I loved the book, and I have since read Nowhere But Home, which was also a good, easy read. I love Palmer’s characters, setting, and writing.
Another giveaway helped me to discover the writing of Laqueur. I was able to get to know her a little more through social media, and she is so warm, approachable, and gracious. Her new book Give Me Your Answer True is coming out in June and I can’t wait!
I read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet for my book club, and I love how Ford is able to intertwine so much history with such engaging characters. I love his style, and I would love to hear him speak more about his own personal history and his life as an author.
Which authors would you like to meet?