Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books and Authors I Am Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  I'm excited to participate; after all, I am pretty much obsessed with making lists.  This week's topic focuses on books and authors we are thankful for.  There are so many books and authors that I appreciate, so it was hard to narrow it down, but here are some ones that come to mind:

1.  Philippa Gregory- She is one of the main reasons I love historical fiction so much. I adore most of her novels, especially The Cousins' War series.

2. Summer series by Jenny Han- This is my favorite YA series ever.  Hands down. 

Sarah Dessen
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3.  Sarah Dessen- She is the quintessential young adult contemporary author in my mind and one of the reasons I love young adult literature so much.

4.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- I wasn't too big on contemporary young adult reads until I read Anna. It's brilliant.

Cassandra Clare
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5.  Cassandra Clare- She got me hooked on young adult fantasy.  I'm so excited City of Bones is being made into a movie.

6.  Suzanne Collins- I have never seen so many reluctant readers get so excited about reading, thanks to her Hunger Games series.  As a teacher, it was so gratifying to witness this.

7.  Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery- This series hooked me as a child and is one of the reasons I loved to read as a child.

To Kill a Mockingbird - one of my favorite classics

8.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee- This is one of the first classics that I fell in love with. I still adore it.

9.  Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead- This series is the reason I got back into reading young adult fantasy along with The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.  I'm still sad Vampire Academy is over!

10.  Jane Austen- She's incredible. Just sayin'.  

Which books and authors are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season? Let me know!


  1. Fantastic list! I loved Anne of Green Gables as a teen and Sarah Dessen is who I credit for my love of YA contemporary fiction. Suzanne Collins would also be on my list (so would J.K. Rowling) and she has inspired both reluctant teen and adult readers to pick up books.

  2. #10 is AWESOME. 'Nuff said. You made me smile.

  3. For me it would be CS Lewis, Alice Hoffman, Stephenie Meyer, Joshilyn Jackson, and Sarah Addison Allen.

  4. Great list. I still have to read Anna and The summer series. Here's My TTT

  5. I agree with this list whole heartedly! I have been reading and reviewing books this year and one of my favorites was Anna and the French Kiss... if you enjoy her style of reading I suggest reading John Green as well.


  6. Fab list. Jane is on mine as well. So many other could have been but I wanted to keep to the 10. I also love Philippa Gregory and Suzanne Collins and well you get the idea.

  7. YES on Sarah Dessen too! She was a major feature of my list. :]


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