I know I’ve not been great at these but jumping in and doing another Top Ten Tuesday today as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish (full info can be found here.
Without further ado, here are my 10. I decided not to limit this to authors who are still alive.
1) J. K. Rowling
I think this one is fairly obvious. I love the Harry Potter series and from following Rowling on Twitter I think we’d have a lot to talk about and I hope I’d be able to hold my own in a decent discussion with her.
2) Louisa May Alcott
I would have loved to have been able to sit and have a chat with Alcott about “Little Women”. It is one of my absolute favourite books and I’d love to learn more about the March family straight from the horses mouth, as it were.
3) Stephen King
I love pretty much all of King’s books and have done since I was quite young. I think I’d be a little in awe if I ever actually did meet him, I have so many great memories connected to his books and I’m really glad my Dad first put me on to him.
4) Marian Keyes
I follow Keyes on Twitter and I get the impression she would be so much fun if I was ever lucky enough to meet her. She seems so funny and down to earth. I would ask her all about the Walsh family and about her adventures in baking.
5) Kathy Reichs
Meeting Kathy Reichs would be doubly awesome for me. Not only do I love her books but she is the inspiration behind one of my favourite TV shows, “Bones”. I’d have so many questions for her and I think I would likely have a bit of a fan girl moment and probably make a complete fool of myself!
6) Enid Blyton
My childhood was filled with Enid Blyton books, like “The Famous Five”, “Mallory Towers” and “The Magic Faraway Tree”. I loved them all and I’d love to have been able to have a chat with the woman who created them.
7) Cecelia Ahern
Cecelia Ahern’s books never fail to make me smile. I love the hint of magic and hope they contain. I’d love to talk to her about where she gets her inspiration from.
8) Dean Koontz
I’ve read lots of Koontz’ books but my favourite has to be “Lightning”. I’d love to meet the man behind that book and ask him where the idea came from.
9) Roald Dahl
Another of my childhood favourites. “Matilda” was one of my faves. As a bookish kid myself it really spoke to me and I often wished I had powers like she did.
10) William Shakespeare
Surely this one is obvious?!
Do you agree with any of my choices? Who would you pick instead? Let me know in the comments.