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!
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.