Tuesday 20 November 2012

Authors I'm Thankful For

I've had a love of reading since I was young. Many authors have influenced that love and have changed my life. I'm so Thankful for them! I wouldn't be the same.

  1. LM Montgomery- I read Anne of Green Gables when I was 12 yrs old and I fell in love with reading for real. 
  2. JK Rowling- She ignited my long lost love of reading with Harry Potter. I'll still never forget the first time I ever heard about HP. The world will never be the same. 
  3. Nancy Turner- When I read These is My Words I cried so hard at the end that I had to call my sister for comfort. I couldn't even speak. She just said,"You finished it didn't you." I've never felt emotions like that in a book ever in my life. 
  4. Cassandra Clare- I read the first 3 books in The Mortal Instruments in 24 hrs. I was so crazy obsessed with the story. She is like the Pied Piper and I'd follow her anywhere.
  5. Stephenie Meyers- To say I was obsessed with Twilight when I read it is an understatement. The story literally had me hooked so hard. I'm crazy over love stories and this one was just unique. I'd not read anything like it. Stephenie ignited a flame inside me for romance reads and I've not been able to stop since. Romance is my favorite part of any story.
  6. Sophie Kinsella- I have never laughed so much while reading as I did with Confessions of a Shopaholic. People would start to look at me because I couldn't keep it in. I don't read much chic lit anymore but if Sophie writes something I'll always read it. I don't need to even know what it's about. She can pull me out of any funk. 
  7. Shannon Hale- There are almost no words to describe how much I love Shannon Hale. She is a master writer and her fairytale re-tellings are the best around. The Goose Girl will always be one of my favorite books. 
  8. Jolene Perry- I'm thankful for Jolene because she introduced me to self published books. Without her I wouldn't know about so many great books! Books and characters that I can't stop thinking about. She stopped my prejudice with the self pubs. 
  9. Suzanne Collins- Never has any book left me so speechless as The Hunger Games. It scared the bejesus out of me. I'd never read any science fiction {dystopian} before and I couldn't wait to read more. I've read The Hunger Games more times than I can count. She also taught me it is OK to re-read a book as many times as I want. 
  10. Anita Stansfield- I never knew that LDS books existed until I read her books 10 years ago. I couldn't get enough. She writes books that I wish I could live in. I'll forever wish I lived the life in The Gable Faces East. Australia is calling me.
*I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish


  1. I love Jolene Perry and Suzanne Collins. Great list. Feel free to checkout My TTT

  2. I am also thankful for J.K Rowling and Jolene Perry! Excellent list!

  3. I'm with you on Stephenie Meyer. I was beyond obsessed. I still love them so much. Great list!

    My Top Ten

  4. I LOVE Sophia Kinsella! Though I think Can You Keep a Secret is my favorite. I laughed HYSTERICALLY while reading that one. And LM Montgomery for SURE. As well as so many of these.

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  5. OH! What a great idea! I love all these writers, too, and I'm also thankful for Jolene Perry!!! Without her, I'd still be on the self-publishing fence. AND she makes my gorgeous covers~ :D

    (I'm thankful for you, too!) <3

  6. Self pub even a decade ago...you had to go through a vanity press and pay a lot of money to get published that way, or you went down to Kinkos and self printed that way. That' a huge stigma! But now, there are so many different ways to go about self-pubbing (and semi self pubbing) that gives the whole self-pub thing a better name. The fact that there are print on demand sites out there (Lulu and CreateSpace are the two biggies I know of) makes indie/self pubbed authors not have to shell out $$$ at the start...and now, with the ebook market! No need for stock at all! Just point 'em to the websites that sell your book. I *love* Smashwords!

  7. Nice list! And I love Anne of Green Gables :D

  8. WOWZA, friend. You flatter me, AND I'm so thrilled you've found some good indie authors, b/c there are a LOT of fab ones out there ;-) And YOU. ARE. AMAZING. Seriously. One of my fav peeps I've met while blogging...

  9. Great list--gotta love Meyer and Collins! They write such amazing books! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  10. Have you read all of the books that stem from the Gables series?? Its a crazy huge network of stories and I love them all. Especially the Gables of Legacy books set in Australia :0)

  11. Hehe! Sophie Kinsella's a great one on the list :) Such hilarious books!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | TTT

  12. Good list! I hate to admit that I haven't read a Jolene Perry book, yet,but I hear nothing but great stuff about her work. And she seems super sweet! Which book of hers should I get first?


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