Nov 20, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (12)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books and Authors I'm Thankful For

Stephenie Meyer: Her books started it all for me. She inspired me to be a writer, a reader, and a fangirl, and she proved that dreams really can come true (literally).
Books: The Twilight Saga, The Host.

Rachel Caine: I love her books so, so much; she's created a world that seems so real, and characters that seem real, too. I don't know what I'd do if Morganville didn't exist.
Books: The Morganville Vampires series, The Outcast series.

Sarah Dessen: She writes some of the best contemporaries, and it's so easy to fall in love with her stories. And boys. (DIBS on them all.)
Books: Along for the Ride, This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever, Just Listen.

Stephanie Perkins: Another great contemporary author (who's going to have a YA slasher novel in the future!) who wrote two books (and boys) that I just love.
Books: Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door.

Jodi Lynn Anderson: I've been talking about her most recent book a lot lately, and there's a reason for it: it's simply stunning.
Book: Tiger Lily.

Suzanne Collins: Her books are amazing. Really, do I need to say anything else?
Books: The Hunger Games trilogy.

Simone Elkeles: She knows how to write books that are YA and steamy, and I love them. 
Books: The Perfect Chemistry series, Return to Paradise, Leaving Paradise.

Maggie Stiefvater: I've only read one of her series (so far), but it was gorgeous and wonderful and just plain great.
Books: The Wolves of Mercy Falls: Shiver, Linger, Forever.

Stephen Cole: He gave me a short and simple werewolf series that focused just on the wolves. They're kind of unknown, but they should be known. I could reread them on repeat.
Books: The Wereling trilogy: Wounded, Prey, Resurrection.

Local Authors: I am so thankful for my local authors. There are so many that I couldn't simply name them all, but they've all brought something different to the table and I love them all!
Kimberly Derting: The Body Finder series; Holly Cupala: Tell Me A Secret, Don't Breathe A Word; Justina Chen Headley: North of Beautiful; Kendare Blake: Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares; Lisa Schroeder: Chasing Brooklyn, The Day Before; and so many more!

What books are you thankful for? Tell me in the comments! Oh, and 


  1. I absolutely adore Rachel Caine and her Morganville Vampires series. So happy to see them listed here! I'm also happy to see Maggie Stiefvater listed, even though I don't really care for Shiver. Her faerie novels are amazing! (Especially Ballad. *swoon*)

    As for books I'm thankful for, that's easily anything by Lynne Ewing. I never fail to feel hopeful after reading something by her, no matter how tragic her books can be sometimes. She's been my favorite author for years!

  2. Simone Elkeles totally writes the steamiest YA Contemporary. I need more of her books.

    I'm thankful for Cassandra Clare. She is the Pied Piper and I'll follow her anywhere!

  3. I wonder if Suzanne Collins knows how many people she has turned into readers!

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  4. I think we have a few in common, we have similar taste :) Twilight also started me on reading YA and it will always have a special place in my heart. I have to catch on Morganville Vampires (I have to read the last two books, I think.

    New follower!

  5. Love that you included your local authors! I love Maggie Stiefvater so much though The Scorpio Races is my favorite. So many good ones on here - I thanked Stephenie Meyer as well.

    My TTT

  6. Tiger Lily is stunning indeed. One of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read this year <3


  7. If you have dibs on all of the Sarah Dessen boys, then I DEFINITELY get dibs on Etienne and Cricket. (;

    Great list, we have a few of the same authors!

  8. I love Stephanie Perkins. I want more books by her to be released. Two is not enough.


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