Top Ten Tuesday: Dead Authors I’d Love to Have a Drink With

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to us by the Broke and Bookish blog. This week was the top ten authors edition. They gave us some freedom with this one and so I chose to do the top ten dead authors I’d love to have a drink with, and what we would drink.header_drinks_3.jpg

  1. Harper Lee
    • Sweet Tea. To Kill A Mockingbird was one of my first favorite books. Harper Lee influenced more people through this novel than I’m sure she ever imagined she would. I would love to sit down and talk to her about her life and hear her wisdom–it would be truly wonderful.
  2. C.S. Lewis
    • Tea (although he is known to have enjoyed pints with Tolkien, but he did say that “you can never find a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me”). C.S. Lewis is my favorite author to quote (clearly). He is so full of wisdom that everything he writes seems like the truest thing he knows. Having tea with him would be like a dream.
  3. Agatha Christie
    • A Cocktail of some sort. Agatha Christie would be so fun to meet! Imagine sitting down and talking to her about how her mysteries came to life. Does she start by knowing the killer or does it play out with the story as she’s writing it? Does she just think of ways to sneakily kill people all the time? Is my drink poisoned?  The questions for the Queen of Mystery are countless.
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien
    • A nice stout beer. I don’t think I would do much talking if I met Tolkien, I would just ask him to tell me story after story and I would be so content.
  5. The Bronte Sisters
    • Wine. I would love to see if the way they talk matches the way they write. Their writing is so beautiful and smooth, I could just get lost in it, and I’m sure having a conversation with them would be similar. I am also curious to see the women who gave us such wonderful, yet dark, novels.
  6. G.K. Chesterton
    • Scotch. I don’t know how much talking would actually happen here because Chesterton was known not to be much of a talker. I mean, he talked, but that was mostly while he was dictating one article and writing two more at the same time. The man was a crazy genius and I’d more just like to see what his daily life was like.
  7. Betty Smith
    • Coffee. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of my favorite books. I would love to sit and talk to Betty about what went in to writing this book, and about the strides she made as a woman and a writer in the early 1900’s.
  8. William Shakespeare
    • Probably Beer or Whisky…whatever gets those verses flowing. This one probably doesn’t need much of an explanation. I want to meet Shakespeare, I want to see his original plays in The Globe Theatre, I want to see the man at work.
  9. Zelda Fitzgerald
    • Hard Liquor, most likely Gin. Zelda has always been an interesting mystery to me. F. Scott Fitzgereald was clearly head over heels about her, and she over him, but I would love to really see what she was like. Plus, if her reputation is true, one drink will probably turn into the greatest party of my life, so who can pass that up?
  10. Homer
    • Mead? I’ve got some questions for Mr. Homer, the first being: Are you real? I’m pretty sure a nice long drink with him with give me that answer…as long as he knows how to speak English and doesn’t talk verse the whole time.

What dead authors would you guys want to have a drink with? Also, what would you drink? 


19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Dead Authors I’d Love to Have a Drink With

  1. Love your list! I want to have a cup of tea with my list. I also have Agatha Christie and Shakespeare on mine. I had thought about putting Zelda with F. Scott on my list but instead I put just him on. I had forgot to put Tolkien on my list!!!

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    1. It’s so hard to limit the list to only 10! I really debated between F. Scott or Zelda but chose her just because we know less about her. I also had a hard time cutting out Mary Shelley and Poe. Thanks for reading!


  2. Chelsea

    Great list, I love that you paired the authors with a drink! My number one would definitely be Dorothy Dunnett and probably a good scotch considering her Scottish roots.

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