top ten tuesday stars

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @That Artsy reader Girl. She provides us with prompts to write a bookish list. Personally, I don’t participate every week, just when I like a certain prompt or can twist it in some fun way.

This week we got “Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors”. Such an interesting topic! I didn’t necessarily go with my favorite authors. These are just some authors that I have specific questions for after reading their book. 


Bruce D. Perry  || Author of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, Born For Love, & more || If you had to give one tip to anyone first starting their job in clinical psychology, what would it be?


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || Author of We Should All Be Feminists, Dear Ijeawele & more || What would you say is the most rewarding thing about being a feminist and advocate?


Gail Honeyman || Author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine || Who is Eleanor Oliphant to you?


Susannah Cahalan || Author of Brain on Fire & The Great Pretender || How has it been for you to see your book, which is so personal and intimate reach so many people?


George R.R. Martin || Author of The Song of Ice and Fire Series & more || What was it like seeing the last season of the HBO show receive all that backlash? How do you deal with the constant (not so friendly messages) of people telling you to finish the book series? 


Iain Reid || Author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things & Foe || What does the ending of I’m Thinking of Ending Things mean to you?


Sarah Pinborough || Author of Behind Her Eyes, Cross Her Heart more || Do you remember the moment you thought of the final plot twist in Behind Her Eyes, how did it come to be?


Caroline Kepnes || Author of You, Hidden Bodies & Providence || Where did the inspiration for Joe (the main villain in You) come from?


Stephen King || Author of  The ShiningIt, Carrie & many more || After all the horrifying things you’ve spend hours writing about, what on earth actually still scares you?


Kamome Shirahama || Author and Illustrator of The Witch Hat Atelier & more || Can I just watch you draw for an hour… please?!


Those were my questions for this Top Ten Tuesday prompt. Now I to hear from you…

How do you feel about my questions?
Would you want to ask any of these authors a question?

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a lovely day!


57 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #31 || Questions I have for certain authors after reading their book

  1. These are all great questions! I avoided this weeks’ ttt but seeing how many incredible posts there have been this week, makes me kinda regret that I didn’t try hard enough to participate.
    I love Adichie’s talks, so hearing her talking on any subject would be a dream come true ❀

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    1. Glad you liked them! Yes I totally get that fans who are invested and have been waiting for years are asking him about it. I just would never want to be him πŸ˜… I feel like it’s all he ever hears anymore and people can be so rude about it. I can’t even imagine the pressure he’s under with making the books good, after all the hate for the way the series ended.

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  2. As someone who gets scared easily from horror movies (to which I thank my parents making me watch Poltergeist at age 5), and has always held back from Stephen King’s works, I am very interested in the answer to that question. I never watched Game of Thrones, but I’d also be curious to what George R.R. Martin would have to say about all of the backlash.

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    1. I’m so glad you liked the questions. Oh no! I can’t even imagine the trauma of watching a horror movie at 5 years old πŸ˜– It’s interesting, I can’t watch horror movies either because I will be afraid for weeks. But I’m fine reading literally anything scary. I guess it’s the images that really get me πŸ˜…

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      1. I’ve never had a problem reading ghost stories, but I haven’t read anything strictly horror because I’ve always been worried about that lingering fear I associate with horror movies. Maybe I should finally make myself pick up one of King’s books and give it a try anyway to see how it goes.

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  3. Great questions! I would hate to be in George R. R. Martin’s shoes. I guess that last season is a blueprint of what NOT to write but I couldn’t handle the pressure myself! Especially all those people who are so nasty in their demands for the last book!

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    1. Thank you! Yes… I can’t even imagine the pressure. Especially seeing all the outrage over the ending of the show, knowing that it would be even worse if you screw up the ending. I don’t think I’d be able to put out another book after all of that πŸ˜… People seem to kind of forget he’s just a person… with feelings.

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  4. Oh these are great questions! I just picked up a copy of I’m Thinking of Ending Things. I’m anxious to pick it up! And I would love to hear Stephen King’s response to that question. πŸ™‚

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