Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (11-22-11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. This week's topic:

Authors I Want at My Thanksgiving Dinner

1) Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) - I would just love to meet her. She was such a private person that not much is known about her. Just being able to sit and talk with her would be fascinating.

2) David Sedaris (When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Barrell Fever) - I LOVE Sedaris's work. He is a genius and I would have to make sure that he had a place at my imaginary Thanksgiving table.

3) Pete Hamill (Forever, Snow In August, Tabloid City) - the epitome of New York City, Hamill is a living legend. I would love to discuss with him where he gets his ideas.

4) Bill Bryson (Walk In the Woods) - another funny man who would most definitely have a place reserved for him at my table. The way he can comment on those simple occurrances with his trademark wit and humor would be the highlight of my day. Plus, I would get to hear all of his amazing travel stories!

5) JK Rowling (the Harry Potter series) - seriously, who wouldn't invite her?!?

6) Tina Fey (Bossypants) - okay, she's actually an actress/comedienne, but she is a writer. She's such a strong woman and someone who I look up to, who lets me know that it's okay to be a sarcastic, smart woman.

7) Kristin Hannah (Firefly Lane, True Colors) - she just seems like such a nice person that I would love to just sit and talk about life with her.

8) J. Courtney Sullivan (Commencement, Maine) - she is an amazing writer and the only author I have encountered who has tapped into the early to mid-twenties girl like nobody else. She just seems like she would be really cool to have over.

9 ) F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) - I have always thought Fitzgerald just seemed like a fun guy to have around. Plus, I would love to hear about his expat days of living in Paris during the 1920s. I can only imagine the things that happened then!

10) Erik Larson (In the Garden of Beasts) - a master of narrative nonfiction, I would love to hear how to finds such amazing stories to tell. Plus, I bet he's been able to see some pretty cool things while researching his books.

There are so many authors that I would love to invite to Thanksgiving! Who would you invite?


  1. I like your list. David Sedaris and Tina Fey are excellent choices! Good luck eating with all that laughing going on! Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-Gk

  2. What a great list - you have so many of my favorites on here! Bill Bryson and David Sedaris would both be so funny. I met J.Courtney Sullivan at a reading earlier this year and agree she would be great dinner company. Pete Hamill - I could listen to him talk about NY through the years all night long!