Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which book bloggers list their top ten picks for whatever the current prompt is.

I can easily replace the title of this article with “The Ultimate Fanboy’s Bingo Card.” And by “The Ultimate Fanboy” I’m referring to myself (I’m modest like that).

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Robyn Schneider
Just so we can talk about coffee and pizza. I mean. No big deal, coffee and pizza. We’ll probably give shout-outs to Ezra Faulkner and Toby Ellicott, too.

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Rick Riordan
If reading eleven (11!) books written by someone isn’t a sure sign that you want to meet that someone, I don’t know what else is.

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(I can’t find him in a solo, clear photo but it feels wrong to post the ones where he’s with his friends. And, yeah, that’s Platform 9 3/4.)

Will Walton
Will-adorable-Walton (I just get this vibe from his tweets) is the only one in the list whose work I haven’t read. But that wouldn’t be for too long; his debut is set for a May 26th release! We’ll bond over Taylor Swift and Four Eyes. Possibly Olive Kitteridge as well.

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Andrew Smith
DUH. If the name surprised you, you either haven’t been paying attention or are a newcomer (in which case hello!). We’ll determine how he can proceed with “the extortion”* because right at this point I’ll buy anything he publishes (though I’m still worming my way through his backlist). Bonus point: he digs my obsession with Winger. He is impressed you guys!

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Adam Silvera
This dude rocks! Seriously. We’ll discuss strategies on how to kill it in the industry. Because, if you’re not aware, he sold his second book before his debut STRONG debut (More Happy Than NotJune 2nd 2015) even got published. And have you seen his planner? He shares his word counts from time to time. He also happens to agree that Jean Grey is way badass-er than Wolverine.

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Alex London
How can I NOT want to hang out with the very person who taught me to embrace my inner fanboy? “Never apologize for fanboying!” he told me once on Tumblr. “It’s a wonderful thing to be excited about stuff.” And I’d pester him into writing a Proxy short story or two just. for. me.

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Rainbow Rowell
I created my own Rainbow Rowell Week here on the blog to celebrate her birthday. NUF SAID.

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John Green
I mean. I would let my Google search history be made public if it meant I could be best friends with this author. But, really, he’s the reason I got into YA to begin with.

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Becky Albertalli
*Copy-pastes first two sentences from Andrew Smith’s.* I can’t even begin to articulate how much I want to hug Becky! I imagine Twitter is considerably tired of our exchanges. Oh well. We’ll have an Oreo Party. STRAWBERRY-AND-CLASSIC Oreo Party, just to be clear.

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Harper Lee
Why, I’d thank the woman who made me fall in love with reading! I wouldn’t be the reader I am today if it weren’t for the Finches and Maycomb County.

Wow. This Top Ten Tuesday is more telling than I initially considered.

Who made it into your list? Link me up so I can see it! Serious question: what if you had to pick ONLY one? *Laughs deviously.*

*That’s a Winger reference for you.

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26 thoughts on “Ten Authors I Really Want to Meet

    1. YES! And her 2nd book comes out this month!!! Also, I’m quite proud of the diversity of my list in regards to gender (M 3, F 4, G 3). So yaaay! Also also, please broaden your reading horizons (but only if you want that).

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    1. Oh wow. First off, thank you for dropping by Elena!! I feel honored. Or something. Second off, she really is lovely! I mean, of course I’m just drawing this from her internet persona but it feels SO genuine. You know what I mean? So yeah.


  1. Great list! Rainbow Rowell and Rick Riordan made my list too. John Green almost did. He’s the kind of guy that you feel like you already know. M.C. Beaton made my list – I’ve read 32 of her books. 😉

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      1. I meant what I said about John in a good way. He would be awesome to meet. 🙂
        I am a “serial” reader so I read a lot by the same authors, particularly mysteries. MC Beaton writes cozies which are a breeze to read. I’m at 26 I think with Michael Connelly?


  2. I really like the list and I’ve found a couple of authors on here to add to my TBR pile.

    I read and liked Robyn Schneider’s first book and am excited to hear her second will be on shelves soon!


  3. (It was secretly a race for me to say “OH LOOK ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR LUMI TO RAVE ABOUT [AUTHOR NAME]” before you did. …A race with only myself. Maybe?)

    I’ve gotta get on that Grasshopper shenanigans to validate that Love-V-Triangle nonsense haha. But I also did recently place an order for Marbury Lens #sales. Soooo the probable fate is that I’ll read ML first.

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

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    1. HAHAHAHA. I beat your sorry arse, Joe! And—HOW DARE YOU?!!—it’s not nonsense! It was so vivid and realistic! And Marbury Lens, from what I’ve heard, is not a bad choice to pick up next.

      PS. I’ve yet to see your TTT but I’m pretty certain, no, scratch that, I’M ONE HUNDRED FREAKING PERCENT CERTAIN THERE’S THIS ONE SPECIFIC AUTHOR WHOSE NAME I’LL SEE.


  4. I haven’t heard of some of these authors, but you make me want to pick up a book by everyone of them. 🙂 Rick Riordan is a great choice! I love Percy Jackson’s world, it’s crazy and wonderful. Harper Lee is a great choice. I imagine she would be a lovely straightforward person to talk to.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.
    Alex @ The Book Banner

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    1. Thank you! I hope you check them out. 😉 As for PJ, might I ask who’s your godly parent? And I think Lee would be straightforward, yes, but quite … prickly, I’d say? She’s a recluse after all.


  5. 1. I think I speak for Becky when I say, you must compromise by giving up the STRAWBERRY OREOS—-EUHHH! 2. I agree with wanting to meet Becky, Adam (this June, as you already know), Alex, Andrew.


  6. I’m a huge Rainbow Rowell fan! And The Fault in Our Stars is a favourite of mine, so I totally understand John Green being on your list. And…Harper Lee is an amazing choice for your list! Actually, if I were to make a list, I think Lee would be on it. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favourite books!

    Great list!

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