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Oh gosh this post almost got me a little emotional! I love the closeness the Holidays bring and the time for self-reflection. This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is about books that we’re thankful for – but things are just things so let’s talk about the author’s were grateful for instead! Some of these author’s books got me through a stressful time, some brought me closer to friends, and others I’m just grateful for because they write great books!
Laurelin Paige… for getting me through some stressful wedding planning! I remember being in the calm-before-the storm and DEVOURING the Fixed series one weekend. Perfect escapism!
Ilona Andrews…. Burn for Me was the first book I blogged about. So in a way, this book represents all the awesome books I get to blog about. (plus their books just plain rock)
Veronica Roth… my sister and I had some hilarious bonding over too much wine and the Divergent trilogy. Especially because she loved it and I was just “meh.” Anyone else love those ‘fun’ fights?
Helena Hunting…. Pucked was one of the first books I recommended to my best friend, who eventually encouraged me to start blogging. I can’t think of recommendations without remembering this one!
J.K. Rowling…. I may not have read the entire Harry Potter series, but I love how her books give people a common platform to bond over. It’s like world peace for reading!
William Shakespeare…. Okay, so I was was a theatre geek in High School and spent a ton of time bonding over theater-ish things with friends. Including the Bard himself… Thanks, Shakespeare!
Sherwood Smith…. I talk about this duet a lot, but Crown Duel and Court Duel have always been my go-to re-reads since High School. Thankful to the author for these two great books!
Kat Martin …. One of my favorite summers in college was spent devouring Kat Martin’s Historical Romances. So many good associations with her books!
Kate Furnivall…. My Mom and I have nothing in common when it comes to books, but we finally found common ground for the first (and only) time over The Red Scarf.
Lloyd Alexander…. We had an assignment in Elementary School to write a letter to our favorite author and I was the only one who got a reply. Thanks, Mr. Alexander for making me the cool kid and teaching me that famous authors are real people too.