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There’s only 2 days left before the LAST Harry Potter movie premieres!! I can’t believe it! Can you?? To help keep us distracted, let’s jump into today’s Top Ten Tuesday list!
Note: I didn’t limit myself to only living authors. I also tried to base my choices on general likability and pure talent.
The Top Ten Authors I’m Dying to Meet:
1Jane Austen– I’ve read almost every single one of her books and am in love with her characters. She was so brave and strong to push for her books to be published in a time when women were not authors. She never married but did have a great love, and I admire her so much for never abandoning her morals. If you haven’t seen the movie loosely based on her life (Becoming Jane) I highly recommend it!
2J.K. Rowling– Um, I would totally poop my pants if I met J.K. Rowling in real life. I mean, she’s pretty much the biggest deal ever, and she is one of the most prolific writers of our time. Maybe one day…maybe…
3Charles Dickens– He’s made me laugh and cry, and I’ve written long literature papers about him. I adored A Tale of Two Cities and would love to talk to Dickens about that book and his time as a journalist. Fellow papermen and women have to stick together!
4Veronica Roth– I’ve been recently obsessed with Roth’s debut novel Divergent and would be over the flippin moon if I could talk to the 22-year-old author (seriously!) about her insanely successful YA novel.
5Juliet Marillier– I just want to talk with Juliet about her love of Irish folklore and ask her to share some advice on how to tell engaging stories.
6Holly Black– Besides the fact that her two recent novels blew me away, I think Holly’s quirky personality and mine would mesh very well together.
7Lauren DeStefano– Lauren is the author of Wither– a debut novel and one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. I follow her on Twitter, and she is one funny woman. She seems very nice and is extremely approachable.
8Toni Morrison– Although I think she would verbally eviscerate me, Toni Morrison would be fascinating to talk to. I took an authors literature class in college, and the whole semester I read 8 or 9 of her books. They are hardcore and intense but deeply moving and powerful.
9Charlotte Bronte– I want sit down with Charlotte and show her all the movies and merchandise that her books have generated. I would also ask her if she ever thought people hundreds of years later would still be reading her book.
10L.M. Montgomery– I’m dying to know how much of L.M.’s life influenced the Anne of Green Gables series. Did she have her own personal Gilbert Blythe?? Also, we’d be besties just because of our initials L.M.: Lucy Maud + Lisa Marie.
What authors dead or alive would you love to meet in real life?!