Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Authors I’d Love to Meet.” Did you know that it’s Latinx Heritage Month? I loved that this topic came up because I’ve been paying homage to Latinx authors (you can check out my posts here and enter my Twitter giveaway in celebration here) on my blog and I’d love to gush some more. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
1. Anna-Marie McLemore – Who could have guessed that Anna-Marie McLemore would end up on this list? Yes, I’m being sarcastic. I am continually impressed and enamored with her novels.
2. Zoraida Córdova – Labyrinth Lost was one of the first books I read where I felt represented and I will be forever grateful to Zoraida Córdova because of this.
3. Silvia Moreno-Garcia – I love when authors surprise you with their ability to write any genre. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is such a gifted writer, I think everyone could benefit from hearing her speak.
4. Adam Silvera – I have a feeling Adam Silvera is a delight in person even if I somehow also suspect he enjoys torturing us a little bit with his novels.
5. Lily Anderson – I will be forever screaming Lily Anderson’s name until she gets the recognition she deserves. Also, she is hilarious on paper and I am sure in person as well.
6. Elizabeth Acevedo – If you haven’t heard Elizabeth Acevedo recite her poetry, do yourself a favor and head on over to YouTube and check her out. Acevedo has such a powerful voice and I would love to be in a room with her and hear her speak.
7. Ibi Zoboi – American Street was such a wonderful debut and after finishing Pride, I’d love to hear Ibi Zoboi talk about how she infuses spiritual elements into her novels
8. Guadalupe García McCall – I feel that if you haven’t at least heard of this author, you haven’t been paying attention to Latinx authors of influence in YA lit.
9. Isabel Quintero – How many years must pass between a book being written and it being called a classic? Gabi, a Girl in Pieces is one of those books I wish I had around as a teen.
10. Daniel José Older – Because I need to know how Older came up with the brilliant and vibrant world-building in Shadowshaper, I need to hear him speak.
Have you had the pleasure of meeting any of these authors in person? Which Latinx author would you like to meet? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.