Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Authors I’d Love to Meet.
Ages ago (back in March 2017) I took part in another Top Ten Tuesday topic and spoke about some of the authors I’d been lucky enough to meet and some of the authors I still wanted to meet. Granted as I’ve discovered so many amazing books since then I have way more authors I want to meet, but if you don’t see someone on this list who you think would be an obvious choice for me it’s because I’ve already featured them.
Her Dark Gifts series quickly became one of my all-time favourite dystopian series. The really annoying thing is she was actually at YALC one of the years I was there, and I didn’t make the effort to see her because I wasn’t aware how much I was going to love her books.
Last time I posted about the authors I wanted to meet I included J.K. Rowling, and I think my chances of actually meeting Rick Riordan are slim to none, but I can dream right? His Percy Jackson books have taught me so much about mythology, and they’re so fun to read as well.
When it comes to the YA contemporary genre Morgan Matson is one of the best authors out there, honestly she has yet to write a book I haven’t loved. She writes such incredible moving stories, and any future releases from her are going to be an automatic add to my to-read list.
Sarah Dessen is the author I have loved her books ever since I picked up Just Listen when I was a teenager (although I still need to get around to some of her newer releases). Getting to meet her would be a dream come true, and I’d want to tell her how much her books mean to me.
The first book by Jay Kristoff I read was Illuminae, which granted was one he wrote with Amie Kaufman but it was enough to introduce me to him as an author and get me to pick up his other books. The Nevernight Chronicles in incredible in a word, and I am so excited for Darkdawn.
Magical realism has fast become one of my favourite genres, and Anna-Marie McLemore is not only one of my favourite magical realism authors but one of my favourite authors full stops. Her books are pure magic and full of incredible diverse representation as well.
Granted he’s another author I’m very unlikely to meet (between J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan and Philip Pullman who do you think I’m the least likely to ever meet?) but His Dark Materials trilogy was one that defined my teenage years and one I still love today so I had to add him.
Like with Vic James I actually had a chance to meet Pierce Brown when he came to London for his Iron Gold tour, but I was going on holiday. I was gutted, and as my friend would have killed me if I’d cancelled our holiday to meet an author I can only hope he comes back again.
Holly Black is another authors who’s books shaped my teen years. I loved her Modern Faerie Tales trilogy but honestly kind of forgot about her as I grew older and my reading tastes changed. Then she released The Cruel Prince and I remembered what it was I loved about her books.
Granted his books have pretty much emotionally destroyed me, every time he’s released something new I’ve known I’ll end up with my heart broken, but I love Adam Silvera’s writing. I’m so excited for whatever he releases and maybe, one day, he’ll come to the UK and I can meet him.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know which authors you’d love to meet? Would any of the authors I’ve featured make your list, or have you been lucky enough to already have met some of them?