This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Authors I'd Love To Meet. Well, I mean I'd love to meet pretty much all of them. But here are some of the top ones that come to mind:


J.K. Rowling

I have so much admiration for this lady. Not only the wonderful worlds she has created and the unforgettable characters she populated them with, but her intelligence, wit and integrity. I love that she continues to challenge herself and is determined to stand up for what she believes in.


Neil Gaiman

Who wouldn't want to meet this guy? One imagines he'd be very entertaining to hang out with.


Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is not only a brilliant author, but a personable, friendly guy (if interactions with him on Twitter are anything to go by!). I loved The Silver Linings Playbook, and admire the sensitivity and understanding he had for Pat and Tiffany.


Rita Leganski

I am in awe of Leganski's imagination. I have no idea how she came up with the idea for The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, but I'm first in line for whatever she writes next. Literally, I'll line up to read a take-out menu with her name on it.


Maureen Johnson

Not only a gifted YA author, but one of the most hilarious authors on Twitter.


Maggie Stiefvater

The other most hilarious author on Twitter.


Ted Conover

Newjack, Conover's account of the year he spent working as a prison guard, was impeccably written, brilliantly observed and full of insights into not only the large-scale issues the US prison system has, but the day-to-day challenges encountered by prisoners and guards alike.


Michael Christie

A new favourite of mine, I was blown away by Christie's loosely autobiographical novel, If I Fall, If I Die. It was beautifully written and full of characters you couldn't help but love.


Hanya Yanagihara

I would absolutely love to meet the woman who conceived of A Little Life. That book literally took my breath away, and is one of the most intense reading experiences I've ever had.


Toni Morrison

I recently read my first Morrison novel (God Help the Child) and was blown away by Morrison's minimalist language studded with poignant lines that stood out and stuck with me.

There are so many more I'd love to meet - as you can tell, many on this list are ones I've read recently as they came to mind first. But there are actually very few authors I wouldn't want to meet!

What about you guys? Which authors would you just love to spend an afternoon with? Share in the comments!


  1. I had JK Rowling and Maggie Stiefvater on my list too. Maggie Stiefvater is my favourite author that I follow on Twitter, her tweets are so hilarious!
    Check out my TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/top-ten-tuesday-4/

  2. Gah! Yes! Maureen Johnson frequently has me laughing out loud through social media, and Maggie Stiefvater would just be a dream to meet. SO many awesome authors on this list! I love your choices!
    My TTT

  3. JK Rowling is also on my list. The dream, right???

  4. Rowling is an obvious choice for everyone already! :D great pick!
    Top Ten Tuesday

  5. Great list!! I included J.K. Rowling as well. I had the chance to meet Maggie Stiefvater at BEA last year or she definitely would have made my top ten. I hope you have the chance to meet some of them soon!!

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-really-want.html

  6. Toni Morrison! Great choice.


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