Hello everyone! So it’s been a long time since I’ve done a Top Five Wednesday. I thought this one was very interesting. I will not be able to attend BookCon this year because it is in Chicago, so I thought it would be fun to answer this prompt. I had such a great time at BookCon last year and I hope it comes back to New York soon.
Okay…so this one is a bit of a cheat. I couldn’t find a fifth author I’d want to see so I went with the BookTubers. Kat, Christine and Jesse have seriously added to my enjoyment of reading. Their recommendations and creative videos have given my inspiration and meeting them would seriously be so cool.
4. Ann M. Martin
Ms. Martin is another author that helped to shape my childhood. Before Harry Potter, there were two series I was obsessed with: The Nancy Drew Mystery Series and The Babysitter’s Club. The books were short and sweet and even though I did not complete the whole series, I did enjoy the books I read. And it did make me briefly contemplate a career in babysitting.
3. Meg Cabot
Once upon a time (the early 2000’s), I was obsessed with The Princess Diaries movie. I thought it would be so cool to wake up one more and find out that I was a princess. I was also obsessed with Mandy Moore’s music. After seeing the movie, I decided to read the books. I only got through the first one and although it was extremely different from the movie, I still enjoyed it. My most prominent memory of reading The Princess Diaries is actually tied to a national tragedy. The moment after I finished the novel, I found out that two planes at crashed into the World Trade Center. Unfortunately, 9/11 has cast a shadow of the story itself and I never got around to finishing the series. I would like to meet Ms. Cabot though. She created a real engaging and fun story that was an important part of my middle school experience.
2. Veronica Roth
I’m not the biggest fan of the Divergent Trilogy. I enjoyed the first book, thought the second one was okay, and absolutely hated the third one. And yet, I still have the utmost respect for Ms. Roth. She was published at such a young age, which is incredibly inspiring. I would love to pick her brain about the publishing industry and learn some tips on how to break in.
1. Marissa Meyer
So I think this is a given. I love The Lunar Chronicles and although I haven’t gotten around to read the fourth book, Winter, I would be first in line to meet Ms. Meyer. She has a talent for blending science fiction with fairy tales and I am eagerly waiting for her new book Heartless, which tells the story of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.