Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: At My Thanksgiving Table



Top Ten Authors I'd Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast


So many authors... sigh... in no particular order, here are the first ten that come to mind:

1. Stephen King: I love this man's writing! He's definitely on my auto-read list.
2. Dean Koontz: I especially like his Odd Thomas series, but he's also on my auto-read list.
3. Alan Bradley--especially if he brings Flavia! The only problem is... I've read all he has out right now... and I'm already ready for the next one!
4. Jane Austen. Yes, I know she's still not living, but it's MY Thanksgiving table... so time and space doesn't matter :-)
5. Mark Twain. I think it would be great to just sit and listen to him and his stories.
6. Charles Dickens. Between Mr. Dickens and Ms. Austen, I could really enjoy the discussions of class and life in 19th century England.
7. Maeve Binchy. I want to live in a Maeve Binchy novel. 'Nuff Said.
8. Martha Grimes. First, congratulations to Ms. Grimes on being named the 2012 Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. Another auto-read for ALL her series.
9. Louise Penny. This is a new author to me, but I'm thoroughly enjoying her Three Pines series. If you like mysteries, and haven't yet checked her out, I recommend you do!
10. I would be remiss if I didn't include the first author I remember feeling a kinship with, Lucy Maud Montgomery. Her Anne of Green Gables series thrilled my young soul when I received them as a Christmas present umpteen-thirty years ago.

I would love to include more authors that have meant a lot to me over the years: Louise May Alcott, Arther Conan Doyle, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov,... the list could go on forever.

Who are some of YOUR favorites?

12 comments:

  1. I put Mark Twain on my list, too. Wouldn't he be fun?!

    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!

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  2. Mark Twain would be a hoot at the dinner table, I think. What a story-teller!

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  3. The Anne of Green Gables books are very dear to me too. I have read and loved all of the books in the series, great choice!

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  4. Awesome list! I think it would be great to sit down with Jane Austen :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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  5. Jane Austen! <3 I also really like Charles Dickens.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! (:

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  6. Ahhh!!! Yes! Louisa May Alcott would be a neat person to have! Great list!

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  7. We share some of the same guests (and some that I would have invited had there been room for more than ten people LOL). Good list :)

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  8. Stephen King and Dean Koontz are two of my favorite authors. Could not have had a Thanksgiving meal with authors and not have Mr. King as my #1 at the table.

    I only opted for authors who were alive, but I think Mark Twain, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens would have been at my table if I'd chosen authors who weren't currently living and breathing.

    Wonderful list!

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  9. Do you know, Dickens and Austen are my favourite classic writers too?! Ha! The joys of these sort of hops, I guess, if finding people who have similar tastes and, if lucky, the same! I've never liked Stephen King that much: he's good but not a favourite! I want to read Twain, so perhaps this congruence of classicists will convince me to do so!

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  10. Jane Austen was on my list too - I adore her books.

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  11. Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, L.M. Montgomery, Roald Dahl...
    nice blog by the way!

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