Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re chatting about author’s we’d love to have at our Thanksgiving Feast. I have a tendency to get really fangirly about this kind of thing, so I’ll do my best not to sound like a crazy stalker.
1. Meg Cabot- She is my favoritist (it IS a word) and I think she would be adorably charming and hilarious because that is exactly how her books feel. Also, as I fear I may have mentioned before, she created Michael Moscovitz. Like, he’s somewhere in her head, so this would be the closest I could ever get to hanging out with him. Did that sound crazy? I fear it did.
2. Gayle Forman- Because I love her books AND I love her blog. She is an amazingly gifted writer and I would love to hear about the process she went through, not only to craft the story of Mia and Adam, but about how much of those characters came from actual people she knows.
3. Harper Lee- You probably tire of hearing this, but To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favorite books. I’d love to ask her about it, to talk about Atticus and where she drew the inspiration for him (because he really is the most amazing character EVER) and to ask why she never published another novel.
4. Veronica Roth- I loved Divergent and I think she has such a promising career ahead of her. Also, I’d angle to get some scoop on the rest of the trilogy.
5. E. Lockhart- I think her books are hilarious. Anyone who could create girls like Frankie and Ruby…well that’s someone I’d want to meet because that means that a bit of the awesomeness that lives inside those characters lives inside of her. Also I’d beg her to tell me more about Frankie, like where she envisions her now.
6. Melina Marchetta- This girl knows how to write complex characters and families. I’ve never read a single thing from her that I haven’t absolutely loved. We’d just have to talk about Taylor and Jonah and where they are in life now. Also I’d want to know about the Jellicoe Road movie.
7. Jane Austen- Hello , obvious.
8. Sara Zarr- I really love Zarr’s writing. For me, as a Christian, I love that she’s been able to tackle difficult issues in her books ( I’ve read all of them and they are all fantastic and real and honest) without being preachy and yet without compromising the beliefs she seems to hold. And we, of course, would need to discuss Cameron Quick. MY HEART IS STILL BREAKING!
9. Leila Sales- Girlfriend is funny. Straight up hilarious. I’d love to hear about her future projects and about the process of writing her books.
10. Sarah Dessen- I’d love to talk to her about her characters. She writes such believable, likable, flawed people whom I feel I know. How does she do that? I need to know! And her dialogue. It’s perfect.
14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Author’s I’d Love to Have at My Thanksgiving Feast”
Love your list and totally agree with all the authors on it! Especially Meg Cabot! 🙂
I have such a crazy girl crush on her. She’s awesome!
Is Jellicoe Road really becoming a movie?!
!!!!!!!!! Yes. 🙂 Melina Marchetta talks about it on her website sometimes.
My very favorite would be Nora Roberts. also like JK Rowlings, Stephen King and Jane Austen.
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I’m so sad that I forgot JK Rowling!
I love to have Meg over for a visit – it would be awesome to talk to her about writing and her books 🙂
I know! Love her.
Great list! That’d be a pretty amazing thanksgiving meal!
Somehow, at 27, I still havent read To Kill A Mockingbird. I’ve seen the movie, or at least parts of it, but I feel like I’ve somehow failed at life 😀
No judgement from me, the girl whose ten year old daughter is obsessed with Little Women, yet I have not read it (and I love the movie versions). TKAMB really is amazing, both the film and the book. When you have a chance, you should try it. This is what everyone tells me about Little Women too though. I always have the best of intentions and just never pick it up.
Oh wild, #3 should of been on my list too.
That’s how I feel now that I look and see that I forgot awesome obvious ones like JK Rowling and Roald Dahl. It’s juts impossible to remember everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving! I love your list, and I agree about 80% of them (you know I haven’t Meg Cabot, and I’ve never read Leila Sayles either). I hope you and your family have an amazing rest of Thanksgiving weekend. I have 17 at mine (5 of us plus siblings/in-laws/nieces and nephews)!