Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors/Books I'm Thankful For.

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This is an obviously great topic this week. There are so many authors and books that got me through hard times, made me laugh when I didn't think anything could, and let me cry with them. I'm really excited for this week!

1. J.K. Rowling
I have a strong feeling she is going to be on almost everyone's list. Her books means so much to so many people. They got me through my parents divorced, and introduced me to just how magical the world could be. There are very few people in my generation that aren't thankful for Harry Potter. I love that this book brought so many people together. I will always be forever grateful for J.K. Rowling.

2. Laurell K. Hamilton
Her series, Anita Blake, showed me another world, let me escape wholly into it. It taught me a lot of lessons, especially about being tolerant and how first impressions aren't always correct. Watching Anita grow as a person made me grow as well. This will always be one of my favorite series.

3. Cassandra Clare
I love her. And her books. They have made me laugh, cry, made me so mad I wanted to throw them at the wall... They are wonderful. Just... so wonderful. Beyond thankful for them! AND THE MOVIE IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!

4. Katie MacAlister
Katie MacAlister is a wonderful romance author. I have read majority of her books. They are adorable and funny. They have been there when I needed a laugh. Which was a lot!

5. Stephanie Perkins
I love her books! They are so cute! Anna was such a wonderful escape for me, someone who hasn't traveled anywhere at all. I cannot wait to read Isla story! And every single book she ever writes for the rest of her life. She is fantastic!

6. Laurie Faria Stolarz
 I first read one of her books back in middle school, and instantly fell in love with her. Again, I didn't have a particularly happy childhood back in those days. So another magical book showing me a different world was perfect, even if this one did have a bit of a scary twist! Actually, I think these are the books that got me into scary novels! I love them!

7. Neil Gaiman 
Neil Gaiman is just an unbelievable person. His writing just comes alive and sucks you in. I cannot imagine not reading another book by him. He is one of the authors that made me want to be a writer myself! The most thankful for him! 

8. John Green
Again, John Green is just a fantastic human being. He does great things for the world! The world would be a worst place without him and his brother, Hank. His books mean so much to so many people. Myself included.

9. Libba Bray
Libba Bray writes these incredibly unique novels that make you see the world in such a different way.You can't help but fall in love with them and with her. I love escaping into these worlds she created and am so thankful for her creating them!

10. Kim Harrison
Kim Harrison is another author that made me want to become a writer. She writes these beautiful urban fantasies that sucked me in completely. That made me want to do the same for others. Lighting that fire in me is something I will always be thankful for.

What about you guys? What books slash authors are you thankful for?


Monica R said...

Yes Libba Bray!Feel free to checkout my My TTT

Mary De Bastos said...

If you've read Harry Potter then you're thankful for JK Rowling! I've never had my mind stretched to imagination that way before or since HP.

Cassandra Clare is the pied piper and I'd follow her anywhere.

I'm also thankful for Anne of Green Gables. It started my love affair with books.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It's almost impossible to imagine how important Rowling has been to reading.

Lily Child said...

Impressive list! It's nice to find another person with Gaiman on their list! You have a lot of books/authors listed that are on my tbr list! :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

I see HP is a must in this week's meme ^^ Love the picks ;)


Anonymous said...

LOVE Kim Harrison, and I've definitely come around to the thought of vampires in Cincinnati of all places. :D Love that series so much!

Carmen B. said...

Oh my God I can't believe I didn't add Neil Gaiman and Kim Harrison to my list! *facepalm* I agree with everything you said about them! And I could have added Cassandra Clare as well, and yes the CoB movie will be made of awesome! Can't wait :D
Great list! Thanks for checking out mine :)

Mel@Thedailyprophecy. said...

It's so great to see how much HP means to so many people :) And I also agree on Neil Gaiman!


Judith said...

I was sooo looking forward to this TTT as well :) There are so many authors I'm thankful for because they've written the most amazing books. LOVE John Green, J.K. Rowling, Stephanie Perkins... and I just started City of Bones but I think I love Cassandra Clare as well :) Great list and I'm a new follower!

Julianne said...

I like several of these authors, great list :)

Renee said...

I've only read one of Neil Gaiman's books (Coraline, which probably isn't the best example of his work, from what I've heard), but I really should read more, especially since he's made it on quite a few top ten lists! I already really like him though, just from Coraline, his commencement speech last year (which was amazing- watch it if you haven't!), and the episode he wrote for Doctor Who!

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