Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Five Authors I’ve Met Top Five Authors I Want to Meet.
Most authors I’ve met were at YALC last year, and I am looking forwards to going again this year and meeting even more. You never know some of the authors on the second half of my list this week may be attending. In the end though it feels like the ten authors in this list (five of whom I still want to meet) aren’t enough to fully capture how many authors I still want to meet one day.
Top Five Authors I’ve Met
When I saw V.E. Schwab was going to be at YALC 2016 it was all I needed to see to convince me to buy a ticket. She’s one of my auto-buy authors as well as the author of one of my all-time favourite series so it was amazing getting to meet her and see her talk about her work in the panels.
I’ve been lucky enough to see Samantha Shannon twice, once at YALC 2016 and once earlier this month when she was touring The Song Rising. The Bone Season is another of my favourite series and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of talking/hearing about it.
Caraval was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, and based on the hype it was plenty of other people’s as well. Luckily for me the book more than lived up to the hype so when I saw Stephanie Garber would be in London as part of her Caraval book tour I jumped at the chance to go.
While I haven’t read all of Maggie Stiefvater’s releases, and I’m not that much of a fan of her Wolves of Mercy Falls series, I adore her Raven Cycle books. She was one of the authors who contributed to my decision to attend YALC 2016, and again it was amazing getting to meet her.
When I met Patrick Ness I hadn’t read all of his books, so I was unaware of how amazing his Chaos Walking trilogy is. However it was still great meeting him and seeing his YALC panel on A Monster Calls, and now I have read all his releases I’m even more glad I got the chance to meet him.
Top Five Authors I Want to Meet
When it comes to fairytale retellings Marissa Meyer has authored the best of the best books. Her Lunar Chronicles series is one of my all-time favourites and I adored Heartless as well. Meeting her would be beyond amazing, and I hope one day I have the chance to.
Leigh Bardugo was actually touring in London last year, but I missed seeing her and I am so disappointed I did. I enjoyed her Grisha trilogy and loved her Six of Crows duology. Anything she writes is bound to be a favourite of mine and if she’s ever in London again I’ll jump at the chance to meet her.
Again Sarah J. Maas is an author who was touring in London late last year, and an author I missed out on meeting. After a slow start I fell in love with both her Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series so getting to meet her one day would be a great experience.
Again again I missed out on seeing Rainbow Rowell when she was in London late last year, at the same event as Leigh Bardugo actually. If I had a time machine I would go back and change that but unfortunately I’m going to have to wait until she’s next in London, which hopefully will happen one day.
I feel this is an incredibly obvious choice but in my opinion this wouldn’t be an official list of authors I want to meet if J.K. Rowling wasn’t on it. Harry Potter was the book that started my love of reading, and meeting J.K. Rowling, even if it was only for a short while, would be a dream come true.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what authors you’ve met and what authors you’re dying to meet.