Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Every Tuesday a topic is supplied, which you then make a top ten list out of.

Hey Guys! Since this week's TTT was a freebie, and I've been slacking the past couple of week's, I thought I'd just use last week's topic. It also didn't hurt that there's a crazy amount of authors I would kill to meet, well obviously not literally (maybe). Although that makes it sound like it would be effortless to write this post it was actually crazy difficult because there was just too many! Let's get to it.

1. Neil Gaiman - Although I'm relatively new to his books, he almost instantly became one of my favourite authors. I just love how whimsical yet still creepy and haunting his writing is. I've taken upon myself the task of reading all of his books, even the short stories he's written that are in anthologies. I call it a task but really it's a complete pleasure. He is also a huge inspiration to me as a writer.

2. Stephen King - I could copy and paste everything I wrote above and just stick it here, but I'm not because that would be lazy. Also, Mr King deserves his own paragraph. His writing is so honest and real, even when he's writing things that aren't even remotely real. I've found him to be such a unique voice among all the authors I've experienced before. Again, he is one of my inspirations as a writer and his book 'On Writing' is one of the best I've ever read on the topic.

3. Rainbow Rowell - I discovered Rainbow's books fairly early in discovering the book blogging and booktube community, and upon that discovery immediately bought all her published books. She was raved about everywhere I looked and I didn't see one bad review. All her books are so relateable and feel good that you can go back to them whenever you need a pick me up.

4. John Green - 'The Fault in our Stars' was the book that got me back into reading, especially YA, after a couple of years where I barely picked up a book. As soon as I finished it I went out and bought all of his other books and immediately devoured them within a week. I think because of this he will always hold a special place in my heart for helping me rediscover my passion for words.

5. Nathan Filer - Although I only read 'The Shock of the Fall' last week, it became a favourite upon finishing the last page. I love how he portrayed mental illness, making it something anyone could begin to understand through this book. I would love to discuss it with him, as well as talking about his past in mental health services, as mental illness is something very close to me.

6. Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi - Okay, I'll admit I'm cheating here. It's just that I love both their books equally. Plus I can't get over how two of my favourite authors are married! (I know I've said that most of the authors here are my favourite...I just love them all okay?!) The interviews and meetups I've seen them do together are adorable, and don't even get me started on their social media interactions! I mean just look at how they're bringing out my soppyness, I am not usually like this! Goals. Just goals.

7. Holly Black - I've read a substantial amount of paranormal books, and without a doubt Holly Black writes some of the best out there. She is incredible at world building, even making a world that appears similar to our own feel unique. Her character development is second to none. Basically she's just awesome. I also love her blue hair and feel we would definitely bond over dyeing our hair all the colours of the rainbow.

8. Stephanie Perkins - Although this list may have you think otherwise I don't actually read a lot of straight up contemporary. I just find it a bit bland most of the time. Who knows, maybe I'm just looking in all the wrong places. Regardless, when I read 'Lola and the Boy Next Door' I fell in love. I could see so much of my self in Lola and swooned over Cricket, I mean that boy is freaking adorable. I think if I met Stephanie I would just spend every second gushing about Cricket.

9. Cassandra Clare - I only recently gave into the hype of The Mortal Instruments series and finally read the books. All I can say is the hype was so worth it. I could rattle of a list as long as my arm about all the things I love about her books, but instead of doing that I'm just going to say READ THEM! I also read The Infernal Devices trilogy and loved them just as much. I cannot wait for all the other series set in the Shadowhunter world she is working on at the moment.

10. Jennifer L. Armentrout - This lady has made me scared to read any books involving aliens, because I just know they'll never live up to the Lux series! It may be the only series of hers I've read but I already know I'll enjoy anything with her name on it. I've already got the Covenant series sat on my TBR shelf begging to be read. If you haven't read the Lux series yet just do it, I personally guarantee that you'll love it.

Well, there you have it, a very small amount of the authors I would love to meet someday. I've linked to the authors website on their names, as well as the Goodreads links to any books I've mentioned. I hope you enjoyed reading through the list.

Have you got any of these authors on your lists? Or maybe you've already met some of them, in which case I will be forever envious! How many of your favourite authors have you met? How was it?

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