Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish where a new top ten list is posted each week. This week is: Top Ten Authors I'd Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast. I don't celebrate Thanksgiving as I'm English, but I love the idea behind the holiday...and the sound of the food! Also last Thanksgiving saw the birth of my niece so I'm definitely feeling thankful.

1. Agatha Christie - she's an incredibly prolific writer who basically invented an entire genre. Plus I want to know who she thought was best at solving mysteries - Poirot or Marple?

2. Terry Pratchett - I'm totally hooked on the Discworld books. The whole world is incredibly realistic and detailed and the characters are amazing. Also I like his hat.

3. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - who was amazingly published at 13! I'd love to know how she felt that affected her, and where her Den of Shadows series is going.

4. Maggie Stiefvater - I met her a couple of weeks ago at a signing and she's brilliant. What other dinner guest could I sit and talk about homicidal water horses with?

5. Sherrilyn Kenyon - I love her Dark-Hunter series and the Chronicles of Nick and I've got soooooo many questions. Also, there's a chance I could bribe her to sign all of them :)

6. Joanne Fluke - there are two reasons for this pick. First of all, I want her Thanksgiving cookie recipes (you know she has them), and secondly I want to tell her to make Hannah pick. I don't care if it's Norman or Mike anymore, just that she picks one!

7. Kerrelyn Sparks - I love her books and want to know how she comes up with this stuff. Chocoblood? Bliskey? Bleer? She's hilarious!

8. Jim Butcher - Dresden rules! It's rare that my Mum and I agree on a series, but this is one of those incredible series you have to love. I even liked the TV show, although not as much as the books mostly because a talking skull is cooler than a ghost.

9. Nalini Singh - I love the Psy-Changeling series and I'd like to know more about how she planned it out as well as more about the aspects of their society we haven't seen much of yet. Lots and lots of questions basically.

10. Kelley Armstrong - was who got me hooked on urban fantasy. Now the end of the Otherworld series is in sight (13 is out next summer) I want to know what's up next.

So Happy Thanksgiving everyone, whether you celebrate or not, I hope you have an awesome day :)


  1. Mr Pratchett and Ms Armstrong are both attending my dinner party too, but they told me they'll stop by yours for post dinner drinks. ;)
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  2. Fascinating list. Lots of new-to-me authors.

    Here's my Top Ten: Top Ten Authors I'd Love to Have at My Thanksgiving Feast. I hope you will stop by and sign up for my November Giveaway and my Gratitude Giveaway. I'm giving away two $25 Amazon gift cards!

  3. I didn't even think of Agatha Christie. She would be really cool to have over for Thanksgiving.

  4. Agatha Christie- great pick! Some of the authors you listed are new to me- always good to have different authors to check out!

  5. Great list! Agatha Christie is a definite invite!

    Here's my Top Ten: http://palmtreesbarefeet.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-want-at-my-thanksgiving-dinner/


  6. Thanks for commenting guys :) It would be super cool to have Agatha Christie over for Thanksgiving (if such a thing were possible).

  7. My love for Maggie Stiefvater knows no boundaries. She's an amazing writer and, in real life, she's a very entertaining personality :)

  8. I totally agree Alexa! I ended up in hysterics when I met her. Thanks for commenting :)

  9. Great lis. I haven't read all of these authors but I've read some. I really liked shiver and linger and eager to get to forever :)


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