10 Amazing Authors I’m Excited to Meet This Year | Top Ten Tuesday

top ten tuesday across the booksThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is “Authors I’d Love to Meet”, but I thought it would be fun to talk about authors I’m really looking forward to meet this year. I’ve never attended a book signing event before so over the summer I booked to go to a bunch of them and I couldn’t be more excited! Some of these authors I’ve read books from while for others I’ve just heard amazing things and I’m really intrigued to hear more about them in person. Let’s begin!

10 Amazing Authors I’m Excited to Meet This Year

Image result for becky albertalli and adam silvera1. Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

It’s no secret that Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda has been my favourite YA contemporary read of the year. So when I saw Becky and Adam were doing a book tour for their upcoming collaboration What If It’s Us (which I’m currently reading!), I had to sign up. I also read Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End earlier this year and have been following him on Twitter since his debut came out, so it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited to meet them and get my books signed!

Image result for david levithan and patrick ness2. David Levithan and Patrick Ness

I’ve heard so many good things about both these authors’ books and I’m hoping that attending this event will motivate me to finally read them! I’ve owned Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy since 2013 and it’s really about time I got to them.

Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 04.34.22.png3. E. Lockhart, Emily Barr and S.K. Wright

One of the most hyped book releases of 2014 I remember was E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. It seemed like everyone had read that book, and of course I did too. I still think about it sometimes so I’m really looking forward to Meet E. Lockhart and hearing what her book Genuine Fraud is all about. I haven’t read any books by Emily Barr or S.K. Wright but I’ve seen the covers around so I guess I’ll find out what they’re about soon.

Related image4. Markus Zusak

I think most people can say they’ve read and loved The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and he is finally releasing a new book after 12 YEARS. I loved The Book Thief and I am really eager to get my hands on his new novel and hear all he has to say about it!

Image result for jodi picoult a spark of light5. Jodi Picoult

I’ve been wanting to read a Jodi Picoult book for such a long time now and seeing as she was having an event to promote her new book, A Spark of Light, it seemed like the perfect time to give her books a try! I’m hoping I’ll fall in love with this book and Jodi Picoult’s writing as so many other did so that I can then read some of her more famous works.

Image result for Min Jin Lee event6. Min Jin Lee

Over the course of the last few months I’ve heard such fantastic things about Pachinko. It’s a historical fictional family epic and it’s size and density makes it a bit intimidating at first glance. However, I love books that merge literature with politics so I’m excited to hear about this book of a South Korean family living in Japan in the 20th century (and hopefully read it by the end of the year!).

3Have you read any books by these authors? Are some of them your favourites? Have you ever attended a book signing? Who’s would you die to attend to? Let’s chat in the comments 

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56 thoughts on “10 Amazing Authors I’m Excited to Meet This Year | Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Greg says:

    I’ve only read one Lockhart book but I think she’d be interesting to meet, just from what I’ve seen in interviews and whatnot. It would be interesting to hear about her process and where she gets her inspiration or ideas from.

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    • Mara says:

      Yes, definitely! I’ve also just read one of her books but I’d love to know where she gets her ideas from and hopefully I’ll get to hear about that in the event! 🙂

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  2. Brooke Lorren says:

    I haven’t read books by these authors yet, but I’ve heard of some of them, like Adam Silvara.

    I have gone to a couple of book signings. I spent the night in the Dallas Cowboy Stadium’s parking lot to meet Glenn Beck (I was the first there). That same trip, I met Tim Ballard, who I later discovered is not only an author, but he is a hero that rescues children from sex slavery. I met Eric Metaxis when he was giving a lecture to a bunch of law school students, and I met L.L. Cool J. and got his book signed when I was in college.

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    • Mara says:

      You should definitely check them out, from what I can tell they’re all really nice and have amazing books! 🙂
      Oh that’s so nice! They sound like really cool signing experiences 😀

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    • Mara says:

      Glad to hear you liked her books! I haven’t read any by her yet but I did watch the movie adaptation of My Sister’s Keeper and loved it so I’m hoping I’ll feel the same towards her books when I finally get to them 🙂

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  3. Lois says:

    This is one impressive list and I hope you enjoy the experience of meeting all these amazing authors. Markus Zusak is definitely one author I would LOVE to meet. The Book Theif is one of my all-time favourite novels and I can’t wait to read Bridge of Clay.

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  4. Sammie @ The Writerly Way says:

    Oh wow, it’s so neat that you’ve actually taken the initiative and will have a chance to meet these authors. I’d love to meet Markus Zusak, and I’m looking forward to Bridge of Clay coming out. 🙂 I’ve heard such good things about Patrick Ness, too, but I still haven’t read his work, either, so you’re definitely not alone in that. xD

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    • Mara says:

      I can’t wait for Bridge of Clay either! If he had a 12 year break between books it’s sure to be amazing!
      And yay, glad to know I’m not the only one!! I feel so bad because his books have been on my shelf for over 5 years but there’s just too many books!

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  5. may says:

    omg WOW THATS SO AMAZING

    meeting markus Zusak would just be like lots of screaming and crying and wailing for what he did to us in the book thief

    i hope you have SUCH a great time at the events and get to meet everyone and scream about their books with them ❤

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    • Mara says:

      IKR?? I can’t wait to actually meet him! I mean he had a 12 year break between books so I’m excited to see what he has to say about that! I don’t know what I’ll do if his new book is as painful as The Book Thief D’:
      And thank youuuu, there will be lots of screaming for sure haha ❤

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  6. Becky V says:

    That’s going to be an awesome list of events! I hope you have a wonderful time! I met David Levithan just after I fell in love with Every Day and he was amazing and gave me such a big hug! ♥ Nearly brought on fangirl tears LOL. Authors are rockstars 😀

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  7. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard says:

    Wow! Where do you live that so many amazing authors do signings near enough that you can attend? I can sometimes get up to DC for a signing, and there are a few authors who have come to my nearest town, but I can’t imagine being able to go to that many signings in a year — that’s more like 7 or 8 years’ worth for me. Have a WONDERFUL time at all of them!

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    • Mara says:

      Thank you!! Haha, I just recently moved to the UK so that’s why I’m going a bit crazy with all the book events! I’ll probably regret it very soon because of all the time management but for now I’m just really excited 😀

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    • Mara says:

      Oh yay, I can’t wait to hear her talk about that!!
      I did notice that most authors come to London when they do stop by the UK for a book tour which is such a shame but I do hope you get to meet Markus Zusak eventually! 🙂

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      • iloveheartlandx says:

        Yeah, it’s really annoying because I actually do live near London when I’m at home, but all the book events I want to go to tend to be in the autumn/winter when I’m back up in Scotland! I hope so too!

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