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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish.
To quote Chandler, "Okay... rock... hard place... me." See, I'd have put Enid Blyton and Sidney Sheldon on my list but neither I'm 10 anymore nor have I not read a book by Sidney. Even then, I've read less than 500 books in the 22 years of my life. It just doesn't cancel out. However, with every page of a book I turn, I'm getting to the ideal place in my mind. Slowly and gradually. So here's to the ones who rock it everyday.
i. J. K. Rowling - Her name always brings a smile and a warm feeling. I'm as much of a Potterhead as much as I'm a human and a female. Granted I haven't read The Casual Vacancy yet, but I know I can't imagine a life without a character named Harry Potter in it.
ii. John Green - The guy writes the coolest books ever. I mean I don't think I can go through life without the feeling that comes in when you're reading a John Green book. It's indescribable and it speaks to me. It also whispers DFTBA.
iii. Carolee Dean - I've read one book by her. One book. But that's all it took for me to fall in love with her writing. I've gotten so attached to Dylan that I'd like to think he's real. Please.
iv. Ada Adams - There are authors who write about vampires and then there's Ada Adams. I always have a great appreciation for authors who create something totally new out of an old something. Her characters are misfits and it's their misfit-ness that drives them. I just love that.
v. Cecelia Ahern - I discovered her randomly, browsing a book bookstore trying to find something completely different to escape into. My mother was really sick and in the ICU at that time. She was recovering but we were all very worried. With that state of mind, I was fascinated with the synopsis of P.S. I Love You and I just wanted to feel and take a dip in the worst of the worst fears: losing one's family. I'm glad
vi. Cassandra Clare - Ah, where do I even start. Her stories shocks me, jolts me and I still want to go on reading. And to think that I haven't even read The Infernal Devices yet.
vii. Kody Keplinger - She is an amazing writer and although I've only read The DUFF, I know she's going to make me love her books for years to come.
vii. Antony John - First he writes a book about a deaf band manager for Dumb (that would be Piper, everyone) and then he writes a road trip book. It's like he's speaking to my oh-I-love-such-books side. There's also one about first love and a sci-fi one. Oh my.
ix. Simone Elkeles - She will always have a special place in my heart because Perfect Chemistry was one of the first young adult books I read. She made me fall in love with the genre so that's saying something.
x. Katie McGarry - I don't have any words. But I'll try anyway. Acceptance. That's only one of the things Pushing the Limits taught me and I believe we have three more Katie McGarry books coming up. That's a whole chapter from my silver linings playbook.
And I just have to mention Suzanne Collins, Sarra Manning, Dan Brown, Sophie Kinsella and Jennifer Crusie. They are all best at what they write.
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