11.19.2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors/Books I'm grateful for...


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme from thebrokeandthebookish


Top 5 Authors I'm grateful for:
Suzanne Collins- She brought the amazing Hunger Games into my life! This is what I get for making fun of all the Harry Potter/Twilight fans. Now I totally get your madness.
Judy Blume - She taught me everything I needed to know about being a young girl. To be strong and never be ashamed of being yourself.
John Green - His wonderful books made me fall in love with YA. Thank you.
Nicholas Sparks - Some say his books are sappy but I love them. Who doesnt want a good love story and a good cry?
Toni Morrison - A high school teacher introduced me to her books and Ive never looked back. One of my all time faves.
 
Top 5 Books I'm Grateful for:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Simply put.... perfection!
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - one of my fave characters of all time...Holden!
Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield - my other passion...music! A story being told through mixtapes about his late wife and their love for one another. Amazing! Not to mention the list of songs are a bonus.
White Oleander by Janet Fitch - The story of how a mother who is awful to her daughter and in jail yet still holds a grip on her is sad yet hopeful.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - OMG! Is it possible to love a book even if you havent finished it yet? Cause I do! This is one of my top ten books of all time. Cute love story of two teens in the 80's. I read it and cant help but smile. This book makes me remember why I LOVE books so much!

30 comments:

  1. I've had Love is a Mixtape on my wishlist for years! I think you've made me want to push it closer to the front of the line!

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    1. Yes please do! Its an awesome read. I hope you enjoy it.

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    2. I haven't heard of Love is a Mixtape but it sounds good. It reminds me a little of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity - which is also about relationships and music.

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  2. I still need to read something of John Green's I've heard only good things! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by mine. He's awesome!

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  3. Suzanne Collins is on my list too, and I think with all the mentions John Green is getting I'll have to read something by him soon!
    I love To Kill A Mockingbird!
    Great choices!

    My TTT post

    Delirious About Books

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  4. White Oleander is such an amazing book...I read the book a few years ago after seeing bits of the movie adaptation and yeah, just fantastic. Great list!

    Here's my TTT this week =)

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    1. I love that book. The movie was pretty decent...seeing how im not a fan of books turned into movies.

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  5. We have no picks in common on our lists LOL
    But I agree S.Collins is a great author and her Hunger games are on of the best ya sf... I didn't read any book by other authors from your top 5 list *blush*
    As for top 5 books also didn't read any of them, although I keep repeating I need to read them :o)

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Top Ten Authors I'm Thankful For...

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    1. Suzanne collins is amazing I read the complete series n like a week.

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  6. I hate to say this, but I've never read anything by Judy Blume... :P I've heard so many fantastic things, but I've never actually gotten around to reading one of her books. :P

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    1. Do it! lol. Shes like the original YA author.

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  7. I have only read a few of Nicholas Sparks books but couldn't agree more. I love the sappiness - and the tears that often accompany his books as well!!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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    1. A Walk to Remember had me in tears at the last pages.I was a crying fool. Lol.

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  8. I don't think you can read John Green and not be thankful for him. Amazing person and author. Great list and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Couldnt agree more! Thanks for stopping by also!

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  9. Suzanne Collins! She is amazing! Great list!

    Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. She is! Thanks for stopping by also.

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  10. I definitely like some of Spark's his books :) and I enjoyed Collin's series for sure :)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  11. Hey Monica,
    Great list!!! I could relate to most of them. Judy Blume paperbacks filled up a good section of my bookshelf as a kid. And I'm excited to see what Collins will come up with next.
    My TTT has quite a few throw backs too. Check it out! :)
    *new follower*
    ~Krisha @ Inkk

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    1. aww thanks for following. im off to checkout yours.

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  12. Ah, I almost wish I'd put To Kill a Mockingbird on my list now! If I could have an eleventh, that would probably be it. It's had such an impact on so many people.

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    1. its perfection...atleast in my eyes.

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  13. To Kill a Mockingbird is such an amazing book. And Judy Blume!! I love all your choices. :)

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  14. I love Catcher in the Rye. And Beloved - that was like having my heart ripped out...in a good way. I'm yet to read more of Toni Morrison's books though.

    Here's my list http://bit.ly/Y1jrZS

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  15. Great list! I've read a few Nicholas Sparks books and surprisingly enjoy the movies they're based on more sometimes.. tho I did like The Wedding. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | TTT

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