Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors We're Thankful For


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.

Pam's Picks:
1.     Stephenie Meyer.  Love Twilight or hate it, you've probably read it.  I think we can thank Stephenie Meyer for getting a lot of adults to read YA.  I remember seeing news (well, news loosely defined) about adults (especially moms) reading and swooning over these books, book clubs, fan groups, etc.  We can also probably thank her (or blame her) for Teams.  Were you Team Jacob or Team Edward?  
2.     Suzanne Collins.  I fell in love with the dystopian genre after reading The Hunger Games and now almost every single dystopian is compared to it (and usually found lacking).  So thank you!
3.     Jennifer L. Armentrout.  She creates such great characters that I have become emotionally invested in and has created two very swoony guys, Daemon from the Lux series and Aiden from the Covenant series.  She writes killer cliffhangers and never do I feel the urge to chunk my Kindle across the room more than when I'm reading her books.  And she writes so fast, about an average of 8 books over the last 3 years.  Sadly, that's more than most people read.
4.     Cassandra Clare.  What an incredible Shadowhunter world she has created and although many people complain about how many books she's written or going to write in this world, I say, keep writing!  Can't wait for Book 6 and I'm looking forward to the Dark Artifices series.  And thanks for Will, Jem, and Jace!
5.     Richelle Mead.  Dimitri.  Adrian.  Thank you!  Do I have to say more?  And if you haven't read Gameboard of the Gods...so good.  

Sheri's Picks:
1.     J.K. Rowling.  Prior to Harry Potter, my reading genres consisted of classic literary fiction and historical romance.  A whole new world of witches, goblins, and ghosts were opened up to me thanks to her.
2.     Jane Austen. I am always in the mood for Jane because each of her stories offers me something different in the form of heroines and relationships.
3.     Richelle Mead.  Vampire Academy is the longest series I have remained committed to in YA fiction and that's saying something for sure.
4.     Stephanie Perkins. Sometimes I just want relationships that are sweet, fun, and just a little bit edgy.  With St. Clair, Cricket, and soon to be Josh I am loving these books.
5.     Suzanne Collins.  I will always be thankful for the Hunger Games series because my husband can no longer make fun of what I am reading after he couldn't put them down while on a family vacation.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

11 comments:

  1. So many good authors! I love that you put Stephanie Meyer on your list. I feel so bad for her with all the hate she gets. It just really sucks for her. I loved the books. I read Twilight multiple times in high school. I'm certainly not going to apologize for it.

    Suzanne Collins. Amazing. Have you seen Catching Fire yet??

    I need to read J.L. Armentrout and Richelle Mead really badly. Oh and J.K. Rowling....should probably get on that...

    Great list ladies! You picked some amazing authors!

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    1. I really enjoyed the Twilight books too. Have you read The Host? I loved that book.

      Have not seen Catching Fire yet, but I've heard such great things. We always see a movie on Thanksgiving after we've stuff our faces so that's the movie we're seeing. It's been hard to wait!

      Hopefully you'll like JLA and Richelle Mead (I'm afraid I've raised your expectations way too high)! ~Pam

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  2. Ahhh! So many of these would have been on my list too! Stephenie Meyer introduced me to so many amazing people who shared a love for the books and now we are close friends. And definitely J.K. Rowling. Great list!

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    1. I don't think people give her enough credit. ~Pam

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  3. I did authors too! I did a mix of classic, modern, and contemporary. But I agree with these lists too! And yes Pam, gotta give SM credit for getting moms to read. Team Stephanie! ;)

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    1. I was in a bookclub full of moms when one of the Twilight books came out and that was our biggest meeting ever, everyone came to talk about the book. ~Pam

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  4. Awesome author list! Stephanie Meyer did get me into reading YA and I’m very grateful for her :) And I love Jane Austen too!

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    1. I don't think I had read any paranormal YA before I read the Twilight books and now I love them! ~Pam

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  5. Richelle Mead, J K Rowling, Suzanne Collins. So thankful for these ladies <33

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    1. I saw that Harry Potter was just named the best YA novel(s) of all time. Well deserved! ~Pam

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