Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Really Want to Meet

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

You guys, I'm sorry but BEA is two weeks away and it's basically all I can think about. So this is going to be very BEA centric post. I'm sorry to any followers that are not going to BEA. I know it's not always feasible and sometimes the constant reminders can be annoying. But this was a perfect topic to flail about BEA.

1.) Leigh Bardugo
Number 1, without a doubt have to have to see them at BEA is Leigh Bardugo. I loved the Grisha trilogy and I am so excited for Six of Crows. Should I tell her I figured out the twist about the Firebird?

2.) Susan Dennard
Another absolute must see. I loved the Something Strange and Deadly series, though I'm still not over that ending. Truthwitch sounds absolutely amazing but I really can't wait to meet Susan.

3.) Rainbow Rowell
I missed getting a ticket to Rainbow last year but not this year. I totally need to meet her and act like a total idiot because I love her so much.

4.) Ernest Cline
Ready Player One is a total favorite book and Ernest Cline will be there signing ARCs of his new book Armada. I must meet him. I MUST!

5.) Geraldine Brooks
I've read a few books by Geraldine Brooks and they are fantastic Historical Fantasies. Her new book is about King David which sounds really good.

6.) Rae Carson
So I know I haven't read the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy but I plan too, want too. But seriously how amazing does Walk on Earth a Stranger sound? Super amazing!

7.) Marie Lu
I'm currently working my way through the Legend trilogy and loved The Young Elites. I really hope to meet Marie after having read all her books. Plus the prospect of The Rose Society has me dying!

8.) Kim Liggett
I have interacted with Kim on twitter a little and she seems very delightful. Plus I really want to get my hands on Blood & Salt. It sounds creepy, mysterious, and gory. Clearly I need it!

9.) Marissa Meyer
I mean how much do I love The Lunar Chronicles series? So much! I really want to meet Marissa and maybe talk theories. I did that last year with Alexandra Bracken and it was amazing

10.) Sara Raasch
I really want to meet Sara, she's seems like such a delightful human being. I wish she was signing Ice Like Fire not Snow Like Ashes but I will consider waiting in line just to meet her.

Honorable Mention to a few favorites I met last year and I want to meet again
Libba Bray and Gregory Maguire

And a few who won't be at BEA and I REALLY want to meet

11.) J.K. Rowling
I mean she is the queen. I would die. I would be speechless. I would lose the ability to even.

12.) Brandon Sanderson
Within the past year Sanderson became an all-time favorite author and an auto-buy. I feel like a lot of you all have met him and I'm over here like "Pittsburgh is a cool city, come to Pittsburgh"

13.) Victoria Schwab
Again, Victoria has become and auto-buy and she is another author that just seems so delightful on social media that meeting her in person would be a complete treat, Perhaps she will come somewhere close to me next year when she's touring.

Who is on your list of must meet authors? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I hope you have a fab time at BEA! I haven't read too many books by the authors on your list, but I'd LOVE to meet both J.K. Rowling and Marissa Meyer :D Ooh and Leigh Bardugo, too. Great picks!
    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  2. I hope you have a great time. I'm so disappointed to be missing another year. Hope you manage to meet everyone you're looking forward to meeting!

  3. Leigh Bardugo is one I should have added to my list. I do have JK Rowling on my list though, I'd really love to meet her. Great list, have fun at BEA!

  4. Great list. Marissa Meyer totally made my list. I just read Cress and I LOVE The Lunar Chronicles!! They are so, so, so good.

  5. I almost put down Rae Carson. Love Fire and Thorns and cannot wait for her next series!

  6. OOooh nice!!! I'd love to meet Sara Raasch too! Though I am trying to get myself to the Boston Teen Lit Fest and she is going! And since it's like a week or two before Ice Like Fire, she said they'd have it there! Have met a few of these lovely authors and adore them. I wish I could say Rowling was among that number but sigh...that is likely not to happen this century! LOL!

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