Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I'd Invite To Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is authors I'd invite to my Thanksgiving dinner, which is an awesome topic, because can you imagine sitting around, stuffing your face and talking literary things with the authors of your favorite books?

In no particular order:

Kristin Cashore - I want to meet the mastermind behind the brillance that is Graceling and Fire. And in exchange for my hospitality and food, she could give me an advanced copy of Bitterblue. You know. Just sayin'.

Alexandra Bracken - Like you guys didn't see this one coming. Brightly Woven = favorite book ever. Even though I've already had the honor of meeting her, I would totally invite her to my imaginary author-po-looza Thanksgiving.

Courtney Allison Moulton - Because she'd be the life of the party. Seriously, this girl is a HOOT. Met her a bunch of times and she never fails to make me laugh.

Stephenie Meyer - Don't act like you wouldn't be secretly thrilled to have her at your dinner table, even if you hate her books with a fiery passion. Poor lady would never be able to actually eat anything with all of the questions I'd be firing off.

Laini Taylor - I don't care if she showed up for two seconds and then left, I just really want to meet the woman who is responsible for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which happened to be one of the best books I've read in 2011.

Kendare Blake - I think Kendare would be another source of entertainment for us. Anna Dressed In Blood, though really gruesome at times, is pretty funny and she's absolutely hilarious on her Twitter account and guest posts. I'd love to have her over for Thanksgiving dinner!

Sarah Beth Durst - She'd probably be at the top of the invite list seeing as she's one of my all-time favorite authors. I'd be a twitchy fangirl if I ever got the chance to meet her!

Bree Despain - When I think of Thanksgiving and books, for some odd reason, I think Bree Despain and her Dark Dark series. I'm not sure why. Maybe there's a Thanksgiving scene in one of the books that I'm forgetting about or maybe I read one of these around Thanksgiving in the past, but I'd love to her at my holiday dinner table.

J.K. Rowling - I don't really need to write an explanation, do I?

Edgar Allan Poe - If he could come back from the dead, that is. He'd be the only male at the party, but for some reason I picture him as the one that gets really intoxicated that we all laugh at.

What about you? Would you invite any of these authors to your Thanksgiving dinner or what are some of YOUR choices?


  1. Great list and some of those would be at my table too.

  2. I would totally steal your idea to bribe Kristin Cashore for an ARC of Bitterblue with my family's awesome cooking if I could.

  3. I don't have 10, but these are my favorites: Nora Roberts, JK Rawlings, Stephen King, Tolkien and Jane Austin.

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  4. JK Rowling needs no explanation at all, I'd say. And I'm all for bribing Kristin Cashore to get an ARC of Bitterblue ;)

  5. If I were at your Thanksgiving, I'd be fangirling too. Excellent list. Not much eating to be done because I'd be trying to talk to everyone and ask a bazillion questions!

  6. I have at least 4 in common with you on my list!

    I would really love to hear some of these authors talk about their creations. That is why my favorite radio show is The Book Report. They always have at least one interview and it's always interesting and fun. If you would like to see if The Book Report is on a station near you check out http://bookreportradio.com

  7. I can tell you that Sarah Beth Durst is as wonderful, funny, and nice in person as you think she might be. A lovely gal, and she's very approachable if you get the chance.