Hi everyone! I’m totally late with this week’s edition of TTT hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. We have company in town for the week and it’s been a lot of fun. So excuse the lateness of my list this week. This week’s topic is too good to pass up: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet. I thought I would spin this topic a bit and share of my favorite classic authors that I wish I could meet if I had a time machine. Enjoy!
Jane Austen // I just love her novels. I’m almost done with Sense and Sensibility right now. And I am amazed it took me so long to read it. Its great! But we really don’t know much about Austen herself. How I would love to meet her!
Louisa May Alcott // I think Louisa and I would be friends in another life–based on what I infer about her from her novels. I still want to read more of them.
C. S. Lewis // I have only read the tip of the iceberg of Lewis’ work. But I find him to be profound and intriguing. I would love to meet him at the Eagle and Child for a cup of tea to discuss literature, religion, and life.
Harper Lee // I guess I could have met her since she only died last year. I am always impressed anew when I read To Kill a Mockingbird. How awesome would it be to hear about her writing and inspiration for that classic?!
Charlotte Bronte // Masterpiece is showing a new drama about the life of the Bronte sisters. And after reading The Bronte Plot recently, I am reinvested in the Brontes. For now, Charlotte would be the most interesting one to meet because I adore Jane Eyre (don’t we all?) and would love to hear how that novel was formed.
Victor Hugo // I’m only about 10% through Les Miserables but I already love it. I would love to talk with Hugo about the novel and his views on life and love.
Fyodor Dostoevsky // This seems really nerdy to admit. Haha. But it’s absolutely true. Whenever I read Dostoevsky’s novels, I am reminded how much I love his work. Talking with the author of some of my favorite classics would be truly inspiring!
Leo Tolstoy // I also have to include Tolstoy on this list. Yes, War and Peace is a book of more grandeur and mastery than anything I have ever read. And yes, I can’t say that I love it. But how cool would it be to talk about it with the author? I think it would be awesome!
Lewis Carroll // Okay, I have to admit that I think Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a bit crazy and rather ridiculous. But perhaps that is what intrigues me about him. What would a conversation with him be like? I have no idea.
Beatrix Potter // And last, but not least, one of my absolute favorite children’s authors. I adore her Peter Rabbit books. It would be so wonderful to visit her in the Lake District and just soak in the atmosphere and perhaps do a little painting.
What authors would you love to meet?