November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Wonder Guests

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme that takes place every Tuesday over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's list is:

Top 10 Authors I Want At My Thanksgiving Dinner
So even though this weekend isn't Thanksgiving for me (we celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago here in Canada), this seemed like a super fun topic. Here are my choices:

1)  Ally Condie (Matched series) - Invited specifically for her great taste in poetry. She’d give a reading and would not be above admonishing guests to ‘not go gently’ into their respective turkey comas, but to ‘rage, rage’ against it and the pull of the sofa.

2)  J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter series) - She'd bring butterbeer, pumpkin pasties, and lumpy hand knit jumpers for the whole gang. Oh, and promises that she'll write stories about the Potter and Weasley offspring's adventures at Hogwarts.

3)  Veronica Roth (Divergent) - She's here because she's awesome but also so she can carve the turkey. Why? Because she's DAUNTLESS! and knives scare the crap out of me.

4)  Stephanie Perkins (Anna & Lola)
5)  Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)
They can trade super sweet/funky hair-dying tips and share them with the group. Also, they can sit on either side of me and tell me what it’s like to write such awesome books (hope it rubs off).
6)  Jane Austen (Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice...)  - Who else would be eager to 'take a turn about the room' to burn off turkey and discuss her hot book boys? I'm Team Wentworth, though I know this will make Team Darcy want my head on a stake. Jane is Team Mum's the Word.
7)  C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) - He's a great author, and because Tolkien - if invited - would probably spend the whole meal speaking in Elvish or Entish (which nobody wants, believe me). Turkey coma + Entish = bad combination.

8)  Tyra Banks (Modelland) - She can bring this dinner party up several notches in the WTF-ery department. Who wouldn't want to hear how this steaming pile made it to publication?! Oh, and she'd treat us all to Tookie De La Crème Brûlée for dessert. Also, the guests get really good at fake 'smizing' when they tell her how much they lved her book.

9)  Stephenie Meyer (Twilight Saga
10)  Stephen King (On Writing, among others)
Since no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without its fair share of squabbling, these two honored guests get places at the kiddie table. As a centerpiece, there will be stacked copies of Twilight and On Writing to promote awkward and scintillating discussion. Too mean? Maybe, but definitely entertaining (at some point during dinner, King also manages to slip a copy of On Writing into Ms. Banks oversized tote on the sly *hint, hint, hint*).


  1. Fantastic list! Several of these are on my list too. Incredible authors that seem like equally incredible people. Love how you posted their pics, really neat.

    My TTT!

    Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

  2. Can I join your table? I'll bring some pie!

  3. Austen and Lewis made my list. I wish I would have thought to put Condie. I'd beg for some spoilers on what happens next. ;)

  4. We have lots of the same authors! Really awesome list. :)

  5. I love your list! I almost put Laini Taylor on mine because I LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone soo hard. I hope that these lists don't make my actual Thanksgiving a letdown!

  6. My favorites would be Nora Roberts, JK Rawlings, Stephen King, Jane Austen and Tolkien.

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  7. I would love to have many of your authors at my Thanksgiving dinner too!

  8. stopping by to see who's at your turkey dinner.

  9. @trippingbooks I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone and really liked it. It was the perfect vacation book.

    I was sacred for a sec when I saw Tyra on the list but the reasoning is hilarious. I read the first chapter online of Modelland - wow. Just wow. Also: smizing (!!!)

    Stephenie Meyer gets a bad rap for her writing quality, but I have to admit, it would be quite a sight to see her and King discuss writing. I can see him reading a selection about Edward's jaw clenching or something and saying, "who farted?" (that's actually from On Writing, I swear)

  10. I want to come too!

    Love your choices, and love your reasons for selecting each person. Sounds like a dinner party full of fun conversation. :)

  11. Hah! Awesome. That would be one for the ages. (I kind of wonder what Ms. Austen would have to say to Ms. Meyer. Yeesh.)

  12. I ADORE this list. It was cracking me up! Especially the Stephanie Meyer Stephen King bit. This would definitely be a dinner party I would love to attend.


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