Since Samantha – our delightfully bookish host – has a crazy month, we’re able to choose our own topics this month. And since we also have pretty crazy months, we’re kicking it off with something simple and fun that hopefully every one of you can relate to!
I’m doing six.
I’m a rebel.
Laini Taylor – As usual, it took me a while to jump on the bandwagon with Laini Taylor’s books, but now that I have, I’m in love. Strange the Dreamer made me weep (pun intended) it was so beautiful. Waiting for Must of Nightmares is slowly killing me, I swear. I recently started Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I’m enjoying it immensely. I just keep coming back to the fact that I can’t believe I put off reading all of these things for so long. I want to meet this woman and thank her for Lazlo Strange.
Marissa Meyer – I have very strong feelings about The Lunar Chronicles. I just think that series is fantastic, and it’s a world and a story I can return to and bask in. I love that experience. Admittedly, I’ve only listened to Heartless and I haven’t attempted Renegades yet, but even if I end up thinking they’re both terrible, I’ll still think Marissa Meyer and her world of Earthens and Lunars is damn near perfect, and I’d love to be able to tell her that.
Sarah J. Maas – I just….love her books. LOVE them. It’s borderline unhealthy, and I’ve got the blog posts (that’s right – two of them) and the tear stained pillow cases to prove it. I also like the way she talks about her writing and her process, and even though I’m terrible at asking questions at book events, I’d just like to be in the room when people who are better at it than me can pepper her with them. And then I want her to sign all the things and I’ll say thank you and I’ll die happy.
Sabaa Tahir – With every social media post I see from her, the more I want to meet her. Not only do I love An Ember in the Ashes, she just seems so relatable. I imagine meeting her would be like meeting Victoria Schwab (which I still can’t believe happened, by the way) – easy, fun, enlightening, and a complete and total fangirl moment.
Erin Morgenstern – Real talk: I want to ask her if she’s ever going to write anything else. And then I’d go home and chastise myself for being an ass and read The Night Circus again and bathe in the silvery light of its perfection.
Neil Gaiman – Everything I’ve ever read of his, I’ve loved. I also love the way he interacts with his fans and the way he cares about things and supports loved ones and tells me that dragons can be beaten. I just think that’s all really important, and I want to hear it (or at least something like it) in person.
Despite the fact that meeting people I admire really stresses me out, I still would absolutely be over the moon to meet some of my favorite authors. In the interest of full disclosure, I would also ABSOLUTELY go and meet everyone on Kate’s list as well!
Jay Kristoff – Ever since I read Illuminae and Nevernight, I knew Jay would be at the top of the list if he ever made a stop close to me. I can’t blame the guy, being Australian and all. He’s absolutely hilarious, he’s written some amazing stuff, and he kinda looks like Dave Grohl. What’s not to love?
Leigh Bardugo – But I would only talk to her about the Six of Crows duology, Language of Thorns, and who her favorite character is and why it’s Nikolai. Unpopular opinions here on this blog regarding the original trilogy. You’ve been warned.
Seanan McGuire – Yet another case of me liking a book, following the author on twitter, and LOVING the author. Urban fantasy isn’t really my thing, but I’m willing to read anything Seanan writes while I wait anxiously for as many Wayward Children books as she is willing to give me.
Patrick Rothfuss – Not only has he written amazing books and done tons of philanthropic work, but he’s a big fuckin’ nerd and I love his guest appearances on the DnD stream done by Penny Arcade. He’s a truly hilarious individual, and I’d love the chance to thank him for his books since it seems like most people feel the need to give him crap about forthcoming books.
Margaret Rogerson – Margaret is a Cincinnati native, and that city will forever have my heart. I truly enjoyed her debut An Enchantment of Ravens, and I would love to meet her and pick her brain to see if she’s going to write more fae books. She seems DELIGHTFUL.
Who are some authors you would like to meet? Let us know in the comments!
Until next week!