Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Today for Top Ten Tuesday I’m going to change the topic just a tad 😉 This week’s topic is “Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet.” A couple of weeks ago the topic centered around favorite authors and I stuck with contemporary, living today authors for my list. So this week it would just be a repeat of those authors if you’re truly curious about who I want to meet 😀 To keep with the topic, here are my top ten classic, non-living authors I’d love to meet!
Top Ten Authors I’d Like to Chat With
Jane Austen – Does it really surprise anyone that she is the first on my list?! Even though this list isn’t in any particular order, hands down Jane Austen is and will always be my favorite author. Why? Because before a time when women were allowed to be snarky and sarcastic and have a dry sense of humor, Ms. Austen did and it comes through in her timeless writing. I’m pretty sure this women would be my best friend if she was alive today 😉
C.S. Lewis – Another no brainer on this list. I love Chronicles of Narnia and I’d love to pick his brain about how he created such a complex world and why he decided to kill of his cast at the end of the series! This question boggles my mind every time I open his books.
J.R.R. Tolkien – Does this one even need an explanation?! Hello! Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, all classics in epic fantasy and all favorites of mine 😀
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock Holmes!!!!! Enough said.
Charles Dickens – I’m thinking looking at this list that I’m a bit of an Anglophile when it comes to my classic literature 😉 Any ways….I adore Charles Dickens and all his books. I’m pretty sure I’d fangirl if I ever met the man who wrote “Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.”
William Shakespeare – One of the greatest playwrights to ever live! Also one of the greatest poets in my opinion, which you should probably not take as I hate poetry and Shakespeare is the only one I’ve willing read 😉 Who doesn’t sigh when Romeo says “Sin from thy lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again.”
Alexander Dumas – Perhaps one of my most favorite classical authors. Hollywood destroys your movies good sir but that’s okay because I have your books to rely on, full of romance, action and intrigue. My favorite….Man in the Iron Mask through The Count of Monte Cristo is a close second 😀
Frank L. Baum – the only American author to make this list and he deserves it for giving us the fascinating world of Oz. Though the man himself was a downer, his writing and world-building inspire my own. I love the idea of being able to click my heels together and say “There’s no place like home.”
H.G. Wells – One of my favorite science fiction writers and let me tell you the man is a genius! I love all his books equally and if I had to choose only one I don’t think I could. The worlds he creates are in the realm of reality which if you think about it is a bit unnerving.
Lewis Carroll – You brought us Wonderland and for that I thank you 😀 I flail over your books and I’m pretty sure I’d squeal with delight if ever I got the chance to meet you for real.
Honorable Mentions: Mary Shelley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, Homer, James Joyce, Agatha Christie, Dante, The Bronte Sisters
What authors do you want to meet?