This week's TTT topic is the ten literary characters I would want sitting at my lunch table, but I'm going to change this to the top ten authors I would want to sit at my lunch table. Happy back to school season!
Hosted by: The Broke and the Bookish
1. Oscar Wilde
Duh! I would marry Oscar Wilde if I could. I have said this countless times but I love Oscar Wilde, both his works and his outrageous personality. He would be endless entertaining at a lunch table.
2. Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is so wise, everything that comes out of his mouth sounds like a Chinese Proverb or a new philosophy to live your life by. I would love to have a conversation with him!
3. William Shakespeare
I want to discover the real Shakespeare. Was he really a women? Was he gay? Did he write his own plays or did someone else write some or all of them? How is he so good at iambic pentameter? Was he an alien? Clearly I have a lot of questions for the guy.
4. Sylvia Plath
I would love to get to know Plath. I want to hear how she forms her conversations and if they are as beautiful as her poetry and prose. I want to get to know the real Sylvia, and know her for more than just her pain.
5. Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay is one cool chick. The feminist tones in her poetry are so clear and done so well. I would love to hear the stories that inspired her poems and hear her talk about the writing process, and just meet the women behind the powerful, sassy poetry.
6. Maureen Johnson
The books by Johnson that I have read crack me up, so I would love to have lunch with her. I bet she's so fun and would be full of funny and entertaining stories. Plus I want to know why the third book in her Shades of London series is taking so stinking long to be released!
7. John Green
I enjoy Green's personality and would love to discuss classic lit with him, as he is so well read. And hopefully he would bring Hank, who I have a little crush on :)
8. Laurie Halse Anderson
I am always impressed by her work and would love to meet her and discuss her work with her. Wintergirls totally took me by surprise and I need to read more of her works.
9. David Levithan
I always enjoy and laugh at Levithan's works. I would love to talk to him about how much of a positive impact his books are capable of having on young readers, and I would love to discuss using his books in my future classroom.
10. Sarah J. Maas
I love the Throne of Glass series, and want to talk to Maas about what's going to happen next! She has a great imagination and the series has a great origin story that I would love to hear more about.