Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving Style -or- Lola through the ages


This week's topic is: Authors and books to be thankful for

  1. Dr. Seuss: I grew up on his books. My parents never read much themselves, but wanted me to be a reader. They would take me to the library every week and order books through scholastic at school. It all started here, with Dr. Seuss.
  2. The Baby Sitter's Club series: This was a staple growing up. A few of these books were assured a spot in my library bag every week!
  3. The Goosebumps series: Another staple when I got a little older. I actually own the entire series. Recently, my parents dug out this series for me. It's definitely one I'll keep for my kids some day!
  4. The Harry Potter series: Ok, somewhere between middle school and high school my reading streak ended. I'm not really sure what happened. However, this series first came out when I was in high school. When I finally gave it a shot, I was hooked. Reading became part of my daily routine again. For that, I will always be grateful! 
  5. Neil Gaiman: Gaiman was my first introduction into science fiction. I can't imagine a better introduction! His writing is original, witty, and engaging. I'm still a huge fan to this day!
  6. Margaret Atwood: One of my all-time favorite authors! Her bold, feminist writing astounds and inspires me! I need to read more of works!
  7. Alice Hoffman: When I moved away for the first time, Hoffman's books kept me entertained and distracted from being alone in city where I didn't know anyone. I will always be grateful for that!
  8. Chuck Palahniuk: I read a lot of Palahniuk's work as well when I was first on my own. Another great source of entertainment. His bold writing style isn't for everyone, but I certainly enjoyed it!
  9. Stephanie Meyer: Ok, it pains me to add Meyer to this list, but she is essential. I was still new to my new home and my boyfriend of 3 years had just left after a week long visit. He was moving across the country and we basically said our goodbye's at the airport. I was beyond sad. I actually picked up a few of the Twilight books at the airport bookstore on my way home. They were a great distraction and my first introduction to YA literature.
  10. Rachel Caine: Caine was my journey further into YA. I gobbled up her Morganville Vampire series quickly and then moved on to her adult Weather Warden series shortly after. Caine's writing is certainly much better than Meyer's. Her stories have a lot more depth. I haven't finished the Morganville series since it went to hard cover and larger paperback formats. I plan on reading the rest of the series if it becomes available in mass market paperback format like the rest of the series I own.
Wow...that was kind of an emotional journey that led me to where I am today. Anyways, what books and authors are you grateful for?

 

19 comments:

  1. I can't believe myself! I forgot The Babysitter's Club. I cannot forgive myself. I will edit my post now. Haha! :D Great list though I haven't read some. :)

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    1. Aw, you don't have to edit your list! It was a great series though! :)

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  2. Margaret Atwood is a good one. I debated on adding Stephanie Meyer. Good list!

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    1. Love Atwood! Heading over to your list now! :)

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  3. Your whole list is perfection!

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    1. Aw, thanks! ;) Heading over to your list now! :)

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  4. I love your choices and that they all mean so much to you! I should have added Stephenie Meyer to my list because, honestly...I still adore those books. :)

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    1. It was honestly an emotional journey for me.

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  5. I also added Stephenie Meyer! And I LOVE The Babysitters' Club books. What a staple from childhood. Great list - very nostalgic.

    My TTT

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    1. Yes, nostalgic indeed! Going to check out your list now! :)

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  6. What an awesome list. I like were you took this. For me as a kid it would be CS Lewis. As a young adult, it was Alice Hoffman. I love how magical her books are. Now it's Sarah Addison Allen and Joshilyn Jackson.

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    1. Oh and Stephenie Meyer for me too. She introduced me to YA books. Something that wasn't really around when I was a YA myself.

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    2. Ooooh...C.S. Lewis would be a good addition!

      I know, YA was a whole new concept to me! Now it's primarily what I read!

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  7. oh great list of authors through the ages :)

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  8. Love that Margaret Atwood made your list and the reason why!

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  9. I love Dr Seuss, too. I didn't love him when I was a kind, because I pretty much only wanted to read books with princesses, but now I love his books. And Harry Potter is definitely at the top of my list.

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    1. Ooooh!!! It's so cute that all you wanted to read was princess books!!! :)

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