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Top Ten Authors I Want to Meet 5/12/15

toptentuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about that often elusive but always thrilling event-the author meeting! I have been so fortunate to meet many of my favorite authors, especially considering the fact that authors seem to avoid Cleveland like the plague. It’s all Columbus and Cincinnati, blah, blah, blah. Where’s the love for the 216?!? I have had to do a ton of driving to meet authors. I even drove to Michigan to meet Scott Westerfeld. Totally worth it. While I have checked some big names off my list (Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Libba Bray, Michael Grant, John Flanagan, and Carrie Ryan to name a few), there are still tons more who I would love to meet.

1. A.S. King. She is top in my list for a reason. She’s my favorite. I love what she has to say and would drive to Michigan if I had to in order to meet her.

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2. Liani Taylor. I want more! I love the world of her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

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daughter of smoke days of blood dreams of gods and monsters

3. Markus Zusak. While the rest of the world obsesses over The Book Thief (which I really did love), I quietly sit by and reread I am the Messenger.

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4. Ally Carter. I really want to be a Gallagher Girl. So bad.

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5. J.K. Rowling. No brainer.

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6. Rick Riordan. Another no brainer.

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7. Cat Winters. Cat Winters writes historical fiction that I want to read!

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8. Marissa Meyer. Oh, goodness. I love this woman’s twisted tales.

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9. Derek Landy. Skulduggery Pleasant is my newest obsession. And he has a new trilogy coming out. Please hurry and set a U.S. release date!

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10. Robin LaFevers. Medieval French assassin nuns. That’s more historical fiction I can get into!

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Bonus: Adult Authors

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              Stephen King                Tana French       Rainbow Rowell          Lisa Lutz

Happy Reading!

~Megan

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Top Ten Tuesday-Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

Welcome to another great Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s list is all about wishful thinking, as in, I really wish these guys would hurry up and write another book. Please and thank you. There are no dead guys on my list, so I am pretty hopeful that my wishes will come true. In no particular order, I give you my list:

1. Jacqueline Kelly, author of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (2009). This book was so charming.  I would love be happy with either a sequel or something new. I’ve checked the author’s blog and there is no indication that she is working on a new book. Sad.

2. Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight, The Host, and the disappointing Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Dude, you totally owe us. I mean really? Midnight Sun? The Soul? The Seeker? You know what? I am actually so cheesed off with the whole Stephenie Meyer franchise that I may ignore these books if someone ever gets around to making her write/publish them. Seriously, who is in charge of that? I have strongly worded letter churning around in my head…Wow! Deep breaths, Megan. Ahem, let’s move on.

3.  J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. Let’s get this Pottermore nonsense straightened out, pick a new pen name, and get busy. Please.

4. Alexandra Bracken, author of Brightly Woven (2010). I would really love another book set in the Brightly Woven world. She has a new dystopian series coming out this year called The Darkest Minds, which I will certainly look for, but I want more of the fantasy world.

5. Polly Shulman, author of Enthusiasm (2006) and The Grimm Legacy (2010). Please don’t tell me I have to wait 4 years for another adorable story! Fans of Glee need to read Enthusiasm and fans of Once Upon a Time should check out The Grimm Legacy. Both are fun reads. More, please.

6. Scott Westerfeld, author of many, many books, including the Uglies series and the Leviathan series. It’s pretty cool that Uglies is being turned into manga. Blah, blah, blah. I NEED a new novel. Seriously, the manga is not enough. What’s next? I know there is an awesome idea on the horizon. There just has to be….This is the old cover, but it’s the edition that I read and fell in love with.

7. Gordon Korman, author a gazillion books, including the YA hits Son of the Mob (2002), Born to Rock (2006), and Pop (2009). I know he’s been busy with 39 Clues, his middle grade dog series, and some new Titanic thing, but I want a new guy-friendly teen book. I suppose I could read Son of the Mob while I wait…

8. Moira Young, author of Blood Red Road (2011). Ok, I am just being impatient here. Rebel Hearts, the second book in the Dust Lands trilogy is due out this year. But is that in the UK only? Will US readers have to wait even longer? Sigh.

9. Suzanne Collins, author of the Gregor the Overlander series and The Hunger Games trilogy. I really hope getting a movie franchise *coughlikestepheniemeyerj.k.rowlingcough* doesn’t put an end to her writing career. I sure would like more from her.

10. Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay and Where She Went. More impatience. Man, I hope she is working on something new because I will be snatching that up right away.

Runners up: Jandy Nelson (The Sky is Everywhere, 2010) and Jenny Han (Summer series, completed 2011)

In the meantime, I suppose I should focus on tackling my ginormous TBR pile.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan