I’ve never really thought about meeting an author before. I know this isn’t fair but I’m going to admit it anyway; I’m afraid that they aren’t going to be as great as the novel they wrote. I guess I get the same way when I go to a concert, but I don’t meet the singers I just watch them perform. Anyway, here is a list of five authors I’d like to meet one day or would have liked to meet.
- J.R.R. Tolkien: If I could have met J.R.R. Tolkien I would have asked him so many questions. Lord of the Rings is such a brilliant world and it blows my mind that a human being wrote it. I want to know what went through his head as he created this beautiful story/adventure. There will never be anything to compare it to. He is like a Michael Jackson or Freddie Mercury of writing; there will never be another one like him. I do understand that Brandon Sanderson is good, but I’ve tried reading one of his books and although he is amazing it just isn’t the same.
- Celeste Ng: We all know I loved Little Fires Everywhere, and I’ll probably love Everything I Never Told You. I bet Celeste is such a graceful person. Her writing is smooth and alluring. It was hard for me to put down the book and it was only her second one. I’m intrigued to know if she is writing another novel. I’m really happy that they are stand alone novels. It’s hard for me to continue a series right after I finish the first one. A question I would ask her is where she got the inspiration to write Little Fires Everywhere. It’s a premise no one really thinks or talks about.
- J.K. Rowling: This woman knows how to write a fast paced, well put together fantasy novel. Everyone told me that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was going to be juvenile and it may be hard to get through for a little bit. It definitely wasn’t and it caught me by surprise. It also had an amazing twist that I didn’t see coming. It’s books like Harry Potter that make me love reading. Never judge a book by its cover or its hype. Just read it and form your own opinions because you could find your next five-star read. She has become one of my favorite authors, hence why she’s on this list.
- Paulo Coelho: We all know I love The Alchemist. I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing about it. I never really talk about the author so here is me talking about him. I’m sure this man has a lot of wisdom to give. I just picture him only speaking in quotes. I’ve only read one book by him but I would totally try picking up others. The Alchemist had such an interesting premise that I didn’t know what to expect. Coelho is probably the same way. I never hear anything about him so I wouldn’t know what to expect from him in person. I would love to know where he came up with the story. I’m sure he is tired of hearing about The Alchemist because that’s all I ever see people talk about or read. Either way I would love to meet him in person.
- Markus Zusak: I bet Markus has a great sense of humor. Who wouldn’t love to meet him? If you haven’t read I Am the Messenger you won’t know what I am talking about. The premise of his books are always compelling. I could reread The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger. That’s saying a lot coming from me. The Book Thief was heartbreaking and beautiful from an interesting perspective. I Am the Messenger was funny and suspenseful. I would ask him why he chose death to narrate The Book Thief or why he chose cards for I Am the Messenger. I just want to pick at his brain to see what other brilliant topics he can write about. I’d love to read more by him.
What are some of your favorite authors that you would like to meet? Let me know down in the comments.
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