Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
October 2: Authors I’d Love to Meet
There are a few authors I adore (Victoria Scwab, Laini Taylor, Alwyn Hamilton, Akemi Dawn Bowman), that I couldn’t include in this list because I’ve already met them (YAY). For that reason, a few of my favourites aren’t in this list, but there are plenty of other favourites that I haven’t had the chance to meet yet.
Juno Dawson is an author whose books I’ve been wanting to read for a while, but just haven’t managed to get to yet. When I saw her speak at YALC, I was reminded of how much I want to read Clean and The Gender Games. Graceling is one of my favourite books (of all time) so I’d love to meet Kristen Cashore, and similarly, I adore Leigh Bardugo’s writing and I’ve read all of her books, but I haven’t had the chance to meet her yet. But if she goes on tour for King of Scars in 2019… I’ll be there.
I’d also love to meet Mackenzie Lee, as I adored The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and I can’t wait for The Lady’s Guide. Plus, Mackenzie seems to know so much about unknown women from history, so I’d enjoy picking her brains on that. Tomi Adeyemi is another author who’s debut I adored, and I almost got to meet her at YALC, but her queue was too long and got cut off before I could reach the front. Sadly I didn’t get the chance to tell her how much I enjoyed COBAB, but, hopefully she’ll be on tour again for Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and I can meet her then. I haven’t read Natasha Ngan’s debut, Girls of Paper and Fire yet, but I have an ARC of it, and it sounds fantastic so I think I’m going to have a great time reading it. She also seems lovely on Twitter, so I think she’s be great to chat to in person.
I was enthralled by Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, and I’d love to hear her speak at an event. Likewise, I really enjoyed Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi and can’t wait to read her newer book From Twinkle With Love, so I think I’d ended up gushing a lot if I ever met her. The final two authors on this list, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, I’m actually meeting later this month. I’m heading to their event in Manchester for the release of What If It’s Us, and I can’t wait!
Which authors have you met before? Who would you love to meet?