I’ve been lucky enough to have met some of my favourite authors from Meg Cabot and Karen McCombie to John Green and Patrick Ness. That’s one of the best things about living in London is being able to go to author events so I can say thank you in person!
But there are some authors who still haven’t visited London or I still haven’t met:
1) Markus Zusak
I NEED to meet him so I can thank him for writing The Book Thief and also tell him how much I hate him for Rudy. But just so I can tell him in person what an incredible book The Book Thief is and also I Am The Messenger. I thought maybe he’d come to the UK for the 10th anniversary of The Book Thief but NO. One day…I’ll have to try to stop myself from crying tbh
2) Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits is still my 2nd fave book after The Book Thief and her writing is absolutely scintillating. I would love to meet this incredible woman to thank her for her stories.
3) Randa Abdel-Fattah
I need to thank her for writing Does My Head Look Big in This? because it was one of the first books I read featuring a Muslim girl as the protagonist and it was just so so wonderful for my teenage self to have read that and find a book that I could relate to on a different level.
4) Suzanne Collins
I need to meet her to thank her for Peeta Mellark who is everything. Also, because THG trilogy is one of my faves and it would be amazing to meet her AND GET MY BOOKS SIGNED.
5) Melina Marchetta
I would LOVE to meet Melina Marchetta so I can tell her she needs to write another book about the people of Lumatere or set in that world. Also, to thank her for writing such beautiful books that deal with such difficult issues.
6) Libba Bray
I have been wanting to meet Libba Bray since I read the Gemma Doyle trilogy in school. HER BOOKS ARE AMAZING and also really funny. She’s such a brilliant author!
7) Laini Taylor
It would be great to meet Laini Taylor so I can thank her for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy which was JUST SO DAMN GOOD. I’m hoping she will come to the UK next year as she has a new book out in March!
8) Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo has been great at replying on twitter but I would love to meet her IRL and thank her for creating Inej Ghafa and for Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. GREAT NEWS BECAUSE LEIGH BARDUGO IS COMING TO THE UK and the London tickets were sold out but then my friend told me they released new ones but with a restricted view BUT I STILL GET TO SEE LEIGH BARDUGO. I really hope I manage to get one of my books signed.
9) Marissa Meyer
Would love to thank her in person for writing The Lunar Chronicles and obviously get my books signed!
10) Gabrielle Zevin
Would love to thank her for the Birthright trilogy and The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry which is one of my fave books.
Have you met any authors? Which authors would you love to meet?
PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D
p.s I’m currently reading The Good Immigrant so expect a review soon!