Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday-- Authors I MUST Meet Someday

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (March 28th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Authors I Have Yet To Meet

  • I've been lucky enough to meet some of my all-time favorite authors-- Maggie Stiefvater, Jandy Nelson, Sara Shepard, Marissa Meyer, Sarah Dessen, Lauren Oliver, Jenny Han, A.S. King, Gayle Forman, Adele Griffin, E. Lockhart, Sarah Mylnowski, Megan McCafferty, Rainbow Rowell, Libba Bray, Katie McGarry, Stacey Kade-- and the BEST ONE OF ALL: R.L. Stine!
  • BUT that doesn't mean that I'm satisfied!  Oh no!  I have so many more I want to meet-- here is a list of 10 that was REALLY hard to make because I have SO many on my SOMEDAY list.

  • Author of: All the Rage, Cracked Up to Be, This is Not a Test, Some Girls Are
  • This is on my LIFE BUCKET LIST, not just my bookish one.  I will meet my #1 fave author someday!! I will make this happen!
  • Author of: The Hate List, Bitter End, A Thousand Words, Torn Away
  • I've loved every book I've read from her & definitely want to tell her that.
  • Author of: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Haters
  • Pittsburgh native who features Pittsburgh as the setting of his books???  Umm, yeah.
  • Author of: Hold Still, The Disenchantments, Everything Leads to You, We Are Okay
  • Been wanting to meet her since BEFORE I blogged.  Her books are beautiful and I need to meet the mind behind them.
  • Author of: Speak, Wintergirls, Twisted, Catalyst
  • I love all her books, but I read Speak wayyyy back in the day and it's what got me into YA, so yeah....
  • Author of: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, The Silver Linings Playbook, Every Exquisite Thing
  • He was at ALA in Atlanta when I was there and I missed out on meeting him and/or seeing him talk because I didn't stay until Monday :(  Someday hopefully it will happen.
7.  Jay Asher
  • Author of: 13 Reasons Why, The Future of Us, What Light
  • I was bummed that he didn't go to BEA last year to sign What Light.  But I was happy just to get a copy of it, so I got over it.  I would like to meet him someday though.
  • Author of: Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • Man, I really miss this author's writing.  I CANNOT WAIT to read her YA Horror coming in September.  There's Someone Inside Your House sounds like everything I LOVE about slasher movies, so I'll be all over that.  And I really really hope she tours for that book-- and that she comes somewhere that I can go!
  • Author of: The Creeping, The Telling
  • This is a NEW favorite author-- because I just discovered her last summer-- but I want to meet her as bad as some of these authors that I've loved for years.  I completely love her books and can't wait for more.
  • Author of: Nothing Like You, Then You Were Gone
  • I'm SO excited to read her new book, 16 Ways to Break a Heart-- SO EXCITED.  But I would also be really excited if I got to meet her.  It's kind of fun when you're in love with authors that aren't being fangirled over.  It feels like an awesome secret club.
  • Author of: My Life Next Door, The Boy Most Likely To, What I Thought Was True
  • Oh yes, this will happen!!  I will make this happen. (in a normal book fan non-stalkerly way, I promise).

Honorable Mentions: Sarah Ockler, Kim Savage, Robin Roe, Mindy McGinnis, Kat Spears, Sarah Combs. Jo Knowles. Eileen Cook. Annabel Pitcher. Nova Ren Suma. Jennifer Mathieu. Stephanie Kuehn, Barry Lyga, John Green (yeah right!!).

What authors are on your MUST MEET LISTS??  Or what authors are you stoked that you actually met?

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  1. I'd like to meet Lauren Oliver and Rainbow Rowell. And maybe Stephanie Perkins as well... great list!

  2. Wow you have met some great authors!!! My must meet would definitely be Lauren Oliver and Rainbow Rowell like Greg.Also Stephanie Perkins. I love the Anna books so much.

  3. Great list! Nina LaCour would be fun to meet!

  4. Wow, I can't believe you've met all those authors!! That's so cool! When I was making my list, I didn't even think of authors I loved as a child, but I imagine meeting RL Stine was totally amazing!!

  5. Nice list! You've met some interesting authors.
    Here is my TTT..

  6. Guh I want to meet Stephanie Perkins so badly too!! And I'm finally reading my first Huntley Fitzpatrick book right now (and LOVING it!). So much kissing!

  7. I want to meet so many of these! Sarah Ockler, Nina LaCour, and Laurie Halse Anderson would be so awesome! I've met Stephanie Perkins and she was so nice.

    My Top Ten

    1. That is SO COOL!! She seems like she would be a sweetheart!! I definitely have to make sure I make it to one of her signings at some point!

  8. Damn you've already met so many authors on my to-meet list! hahah. I'm jealous!

  9. I don't think I heard of any of these, I guess I must have to look them up!
    My TTT.

  10. I'm so jealous you've met Rainbow Rowell! I can't believe I forgot to put her on my list!! Also, I agree with everything you said about Stephanie Perkins. I even pre-ordered her new book already even though it doesn't come out until September.

  11. Oh looks like you got to meet some amazing authors already! Hope you'll still get to meet the others on your wishlist! Stephanie Perkins and Huntley Fitzpatrick are definitely on my wishlist as well :)

  12. I missed the opportunity to met Jay Asher last Fall at an independent bookstore because I was out of town... I was bummed!

    Anyway, I hope you meet all the authors on your TTT list this week. The cool thing is that I made a TTT post a couple of years ago of all the authors I wanted to meet in person some day and I ended up meeting three of them in person within a year!!

    This week I choose to focus on the eleven authors I can't believe I've al ready met! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-authors-i-cant.html

  13. Ahhh you have so many authors on here that I'd love to meet as well! :-) Great list, Michelle!

  14. How have you not met Jesse Andrews! I thought for sure you would have. So many others I know you love. That sucks that you didn't get to meet Matthew Quick at ALA. That would have been amazing. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    1. I KNOW!! Why Jesse Andrews, Why??? The one time he was signing in Pittsburgh I was out of town. It sucks.

  15. ♥ your list! Totally agree re: Matthew Quick and Nina LaCour! I am dying to meet Maggie Stiefvater and Tarryn Fisher!

  16. That is a list stacked with awesome! I saw Jesse Andrews at BookCon before his movie came out, and I wish I could have met him then. His energy is crazy-amazing, and you can feel it in his books. I hope you meet them all!
    Sam @ WLABB

  17. Oh my gosh, you met Rainbow Rowell?! She's one of my favorite authors. I feel like I'm too awkward to meet people I admire in real life. haha! I get really nervous...I blame the anxiety issues. lol So happy to hear that it seems like you had a good experience with them, and I hope you get to meet the others on your list.

  18. OMG SO MANY GREAT AUTHORS! I'd love to meet all of them, but I'd be especially excited to meet Jennifer Brown and Courtney Summers. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

  19. Wow! You've met some amazing authors! :)