20 November 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books/Authors I'm Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

If I think back on my reading habits over the past few years, they have changed dramatically.  In 2009 I read maybe a dozen books, and already in 2012 I've read over 150.  E-books helped changed that, but mostly it was going outside my comfort zone and reading books I would never have picked up three years ago.

So my list today is the Top Ten Books or Authors who have re-ignited my love of reading, those that have helped me push my boundaries and those that have contributed to the life of my blog.

1) Jonathan Maberry for introducing me to zombies.
2) Rhiannon Frater for helping me overcome my vampire allergy.
3) Tabitha Suzuma for showing me that contemporary YA doesn't have to be all cheesy love triangles and happy endings.
4) Suzanne Collins for introducing me to YA dystopias.
5) John Marsden for writing books that got me reading as a teen.
6) Phillip W. Simpson for sending me my first ever physical review book, and endlessly plugging my blog everywhere he goes.
7) Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne for being my first audiobook, and the reason for my audio addiction.
8) Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank for introducing me to the Post-Apocalyptic genre.
9) The Flu by Jacqueline Druga for being the first book I ever reviewed on my blog.
10) Not a book, nor an author but it's my list so I can bend the rules - I'm thankful for every single follower, commentor and anyone who has stopped by my blog.  You guys are awesome!

What books or authors are you thankful for?  Is there an author that has introduced you to a new genre, or re-ignited your love of reading?


  1. Rhiannon Frater and Suzanne Collins! Yes, yes, and more yes. :)

  2. Oh goodness I still really need to read Rhiannon Frater, I've heard nothing but good things about her books. :-)

    1. Yes! She writes awesome female characters!

  3. Jonathan Maberry introduced you to zombies? I had NO idea. That's awesome!

    Also, I just love the way you set up this list. It's completely full of meaning, but altogether simple. LOVE this.

    *hugs and squeezes*

    And this seems appropriate: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5gzb8Wic41rwlw84o1_500.jpg

    1. Yep, and I lived to tell the tale. He knows where those bad boys hide!

      Thanks and LOL - I love that!

  4. So many posts on your blog urge me to pick up Forbidden but I just never get to doing it. Must do it soon.

    I'm thankful for Francine Pascal and Sidney Sheldon for introducing and developing my love for reading. For John Green to making me see that audiobooks are good.



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