This is a topic that might be hard to narrow down: bookish people you’d like to meet. This could mean characters, authors, book bloggers/influencers, cover designers, and more. I will more than likely stick to authors and characters, since I already have a lot of them that I’d like to meet.
So, let’s get to it.
I may not have read all of her books yet, but most of the ones I’ve read, I’ve loved. There are a few that have stayed with me, even years after reading them. She is able to bring her stories to life and it’s like the characters are real friends and you’re there with them as they go through their stories.
I haven’t even made a dent in her works, but I swear every time I start a book of hers I tear up immediately. I just know her story is going to hit me in the feels in some way and be an inspiration for my own life, so it gets to me. Sometimes it’s the quote or scripture she puts at the beginning of the book that shakes me. Either way, I have some more of her books on my TBR list that I’d like to buy and read, hopefully soon (after my book-buying ban is over).
Wendelin Van Draanen
Not only is she the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Flipped, but her journey to becoming an author is an inspiring one. She talked about her writing journey in her book, Hope in the Mail, which I highly recommend if you’re an aspiring writer. I can’t say I’ve read more of her books than those two, but I do have some on my TBR list. What I can say is that Flipped was one of the books that inspired me to write my own stories, which did eventually lead to my own self-published novel.
Karen M. McManus
She’s been my favorite young-adult mystery writer since I first read One of Us is Lying back in 2017. So far, I’ve enjoyed every single one of her books, and while some didn’t live up to my favorite (Two Can Keep a Secret), they still
Say what you want to say about her, but I need to pick this woman’s brain on how she created an entire world that became one of the most loved series in the world. Harry Potter was my childhood series, and I still love the books/characters/actors to this day.
Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With the Wind)
I just want to meet her to slap her for being such a brat (putting it nicely) and treating the men in her life like trash.
Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter series)
Or as I call her, a badass ginger who doesn’t take anyone’s crap. I seriously hate how the movies ruined her character, so it would definitely be Book-Ginny that I’d want to meet. Growing up with all those brothers as the youngest, as well as in a home that was tight on money, yet never let anything get her down makes her a great character. She also remind me a lot of my mom (redhead, youngest girl with 7 older siblings, determined), so that’s another reason why I love this character.
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
Anne is such a fun character. I adore her and also want to protect her from the world. I love her imagination and I could spend a lot of time just talking to her about what goes on in her mind. I love imaginative people, as I’m one myself.
Theodore Finch (All the Bright Places)
I need to give this baby boy a giant hug. I hate how his story ends, and I’ll never be okay about it. He’s a person I’d love to be friends with.
Levi Stewart (Fangirl)
I adore Levi so much! I love(d) him as a book boyfriend (when I first read it and was age appropriate for him) and even just as a friend. He’s so chill and I feel like he’d just be a great person to hang around with.
Which bookish people would you like to meet?
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4 thoughts on “Bookish People I’d Like to Meet”
J.R.R. Tolkien would top my list of authors to meet. Also Matthew Reilly (author of the Jack West Jr. books), Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner), and Jack Coughlin.
As far as fictional characters, I think I’d enjoy meeting the Fellowship of the Ring, Etain (a Jedi padawan in a Star Wars book), and Lindsey, a character of my own making.
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Ooh! Meeting a character of your own sounds fun! I almost said that but then again I get sick of my “kids” 😂
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Haha true! I was asked about meeting my characters once and there’s a couple I’d love to meet but I think they might hate me for what I put ‘em through 😅
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🧡I’m tickled to have made your list. I’d love to meet you someday, too! Meanwhile, sweet reading. 🧡