Errr…yeah. I haven’t done a meme in a while and I have never done this one. But the topic this week really interested me, so I thought it would be fun to participate! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Feel free to comment and leave the link for your lists. I’m interested to see which authors you guys really love. I’m not putting my list in any particular order, that’s too difficult. So. Ten authors I really, really want to meet.
1. Sarah Addison Allen– I’ve loved every book I read by her. I think her writing is fascinating and gorgeous. I love books about magical realism. I haven’t read The Peach Keeper yet, but I have it on my shelf and I am looking forward to getting to it.
2. William Shakespeare- This is probably self-explanatory and I don’t think he has a website because he is dead. So…….
3. Maria V. Snyder– She’s the author behind the study series and I recently finished Inside Out and I loved it. I won a copy of Outside In and it’s on its way here. Can’t wait to read it. And then there is the glass series which I haven’t started yet, but so far everything I have read by her has been amazing and so suspenseful.
4. Lauren Myracle– One of my favorite books EVER is Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks. I cannot rave about it more. I have Shine sitting on my shelf and I have not gotten to it yet, but I can’t wait to read it. I love that she is not afraid to touch and write about some touchy issues and I always agree with her opinion. At least I have so far.
5. J.K. Rowling– This one is also self-explanatory. Harry Potter is simply the most fantastic series I have ever read. I love the characters and the plot, but most of all I love the world-building. It was the most amazing and fantastical world that I have ever had the pleasure to read about.
6. Stephenie Meyer– I might get hate mail and I might get teased for this, but whatever. Since I have read The Host and The Twilight Series I have not found a book that has created the emotional gravity, tone, and tension of any of her books. I’m always on the lookout, but so far I haven’t found it. The same tone that was present in The Twilight Series was also present in The Host and I really can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. It’s hard to explain, but her fans will know what I’m talking about. And yeah, I was not a fan of Breaking Dawn either.
7. F. Scott Fitzgerald- Again. Dead. And self-explanatory. I recently finished The Great Gatsby and I thought it was probably the most fantastic piece of literature out there, classic or otherwise. I just think he’s a gorgeous writer. His prose is eloquent, smooth, and poetic. It flows and it just makes the reader feel peaceful, even though it’s pretty damn depressing.
8. Suzanne Collins– Author of The Hunger Games series. Most likely my favorite dystopian series ever and probably will remain that way for some time. I love authors with great minds and she certainly has one.
9. Arthur Golden- I couldn’t find a website for him, so I don’t think he has one. He’s the author of Memoirs of a Geisha. I know there is a lot of hate out there for him, but I think that novel was probably my favorite book EVER all-around. Nothing else touches it. I can read it over and over and find new things and new experiences each time. And that’s the mark of a great book. Probably a future classic. Just my opinion.
10. Agatha Christie- Hands down the best mystery writer ever. And she has written so MANY books and they never get old. My favorites are And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express, but I have not begun to read them all. She is the master of the plot twist and creating a great atmosphere. And for those reasons she is on my list.
Now go ahead and show me your Top Ten List!!