My Author Bucket List
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10. Marissa Meyer
Author of the Lunar Chronicles which started with Cinder, Marissa is one of my favourite people in the entire world. The only reason she’s not number one on this list is because I’ve had the opportunity to meet her once already. The second meet up is just a matter of time.
9. Ally Carter
Author of the Gallagher Girls series (review of book five here) and the Heist society series. Carter’s tweets always make me laugh, and her books are so much fun that I’m sure she’d be a delight to meet.
8. E. Lockhart
Author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The Ruby Oliver series, and Fly on the Wall, among others. I totally respect Lockhart’s messages in her books and would love to tell her in person how much Frankie meant to me.
7. Stephanie Perkins
Author of Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. Stephanie has written two of my favourite contemporary novels ever, and she is a complete nerd, like myself. She’s married to a freaking wizard rocker. Basically, I want to be her, but I’d settle for meeting her.
6. Tahereh Mafi
Author of Shatter Me. Mafi’s novel is so wonderful and her tweets constantly crack me up and make me feel a real sort of kinship to her. It usually takes me years to fall in love with an author as much as I have fallen in love with her! (P.S. No picture for Mafi because goodreads didn’t have one D:)
5. Kristin Cashore
4. Maureen Johnson
Author of the Shades of London series, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and its sequel, among others. I half want to hug Maureen and half want to run away from her screaming. KIDDING. Mostly. But seriously, Maureen Johnson is one of the funniest, most interesting people you could possibly follow on Twitter and I love all of her opinionatedness and creepiness which are rarely related.
3. Tamora Pierce
Author of the Song of the Lioness Quartet, The Circle of Magic Quartet, and The Beka Cooper trilogy (book three review here), among others. Pierce was the first author whose books I began reading simply because they were written by her. This is how I learned that if I liked one book by an author, I was likely to like other books by that same person. Her books really began my love of reading, and I don’t know who I would be without having found her novels.
2. John Green
Author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherine, and The Fault in our Stars, among others. As one half of the vlogbrothers and co-founder of nerdfighteria, John Green is so much a part of my world and identity I feel like I already know him and have been meeting him for about four minutes at a time for several years now. I know he doesn’t take well to hugs, but I very much wish to give him a high five and exchange dftbas.
1. J. K. Rowling
Author of the Harry Potter series. I just really want to thank her for giving me Harry Potter and the opportunity to meet so many amazing friends and people. I want to thank her for giving a generation of readers hope and love and adventures. I want to thank her for giving me a place to call home, even if I can only reach it through the pages of a book.