Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (#2): Top Ten Bookish People I Want to Meet

I am 100% certain I'd make a blubbering fool of myself if I ever actually had the opportunity to meet anyone on this list, but it would still be incredibly awesome to meet any of these super-talented people! Thanks to The Broke & the Bookish for hosting this weekly feature.

1. J.K. Rowling - This needs no explanation.

2. Diana Gabaldon - My husband recruited his parents to get me an autographed copy of Outlander when she had an book signing in their area, (which was awesome!) but I never got the chance to meet her myself.

3. Jenny Downham - British author of two of my all-time favorites Before I Die and You Against Me

4. Kate Morton - Author of The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, & the soon-to-be-released-I-absolutely-cannot-wait-to-read-it, The Secret Keeper!

5. Suzanne Collins - Another favorite author, seriously don't make me choose between all of these lovely ladies (& men) because I don't think I could!

6. Sara Gruen -- Author of one of my absolute favorite books that is not part of a series, Water for Elephants.

7. Lauren DeStefano -- My aunt actually did meet her! And I love her facebook posts all about her experience as a writer -- very interesting and inspiring.

8. Jenny Lawson -- simply because her debut memoir, Let's Pretend This Never Happened was utterly hysterical

9. John Marsden -- because the books of his Tomorrow series were the my "gateway" YA books that got me hooked on the genre.

10. Nathan Fillion -- Not only does he play the role of a writer on TV's Castle, he's also one of the founders of the non-profit Kids Need to Read -- a very worthy cause & very inspirational!

Who would you love to meet?


  1. Great group of authors on your list. I took a slightly different twist this week so the obvious Ms. Rowling didn't make it to mine. :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Vikk! Going to check out your list now...

  3. I sent my copy of Outlander to a friend who was going to one of Diana Gabaldon's events, so while I also have a signed copy, I haven't met her, either. :D

  4. Thanks for stopping by callusedfingers -- that's too funny! I'm glad I have the signed copy, but meeting her would have been awesome!


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