Hello friends. It is Tuesday once again, so I will be regaling you with another Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is hosted by The Broke And Bookish. Today’s topic is authors you’re dying to meet. I thought long and hard and made my lists. Here are some authors I would love to meet.
- Ellen Hopkins.Who I actually almost met in Austin a few weeks back. But didn’t have anything for her to sign so I felt bad just showing up and being like ,”You changed my life!” See when I was a tween the books about mental illness were scarce. Most of them were written where depression was an added aspect after being gay or getting pregnant. I wanted a book that I could relate to and might help me explain ME. Enter Ellen Hopkins. I was already into poetry and her words just moved me. I’ve read almost all of her books.
- Meg Cabot. Another author that I’ve read quite a bit from. I used to reach for Cabot’s books whenever I needed a good laugh. I started with the princess diaries and then moved into her adult novels. Though her paranormal YA is some of my favorite.
- Ned Vizzini. Sadly this isn’t possible because he is no longer of this earth. His book “It’s Kind of A Funny Story” rocked my world in 7th grade. I clung to it like a lifeline. When I heard the news of his suicide I remember crying like I’d lost a friend.
- Laurie Halse Anderson. Whom my mother has met but I have not. Her book “Speak” is still one of my all time favorites. Her words always resonate with me. And I love the layers to her characters.
- Ann Brashares. Her sisterhood quartet was a defining book for my young adult life. I had my own sisterhood and we were split apart by moving and life. I still remember which character I was in our sisterhood and who my friends were. I also still highly recommend this series if you want a book with real and lasting female friendships.
- Patricia Wrede. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles is still one of my favorite fantasy series. Cimerone is boss. This lady can write fantasy like nobody’s business and I just think it would be fun to sit and chat with her.
- Leigh Bardugo. Because well duh!! She is like so freaking amazing and I just… I don’t have words right now. That’s how excited this idea makes me.
- Richelle Mead. I will love Vampire Academy for ever and always. I will go down with this ship. And you can’t stop me!
- Sarah Rees Brennan. I’m actually a big fan of her work. The Lynburn Legacies trilogy was one of my favorites the year it came out. And I remember laughing while reading it so I must have enjoyed it.
- Sara Raasch. It’s not secret that I loved “Snow Like Ashes”. I devoured that book and almost turned around and read it again. So I would love to meet her and just fangirl over her books. 🙂
I hope you guys aren’t having a lovely day. Comment down below and let me know one author you’re dying to meet. TTYL!