Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

Posted November 21, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 14 Comments

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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. 

What are some of the books and authors you’re especially thankful for?  Share your Top 10 link in the comments below!

14 responses to “Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

  1. Oh I just love your thankful post you have here darling!! I adore many of your choices. William Shakespeare was great for me. I discovered his plays in Junior High and have loved his work ever since. I also adore C.S. Lewis, a very profound author.

    Some of my other favorite authors would be Lisa Kleypas, Nalini Singh, Lorraine Heath and Johanna Lindsey. I do love Kat Martin and Ilona Andrews as well. Love seeing what books have meant a lot to you. 🙂
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    • Mallory

      Why thank you, Renee 🙂 I’ve always wanted to read the Chronicles of Narnia – I love all the movie adaptations I’ve seen and keep meaning to read the books. It’s been on my shelves forever!

      Lisa Kleypas is quickly climbing the charts for me 🙂 I’d been reading her books for years, but didn’t realize it until I found the Wallflowers series and actually looked through my Goodreads shelves (That’s the magic of Goodreads!) 🙂 Her stories always make me so happy 🙂

    • Mallory

      I might make it a New Year’s resolution to finally finish the Harry Potter books next year 🙂 Happy reading, Lily!

  2. Kat Martin is one of my favorites and I’m really sad that she hasn’t written a new historical romance book in the last few years. The Necklace series is also one of my favorites 🙂

    Also, Lisa Kleypas Lorraine Heath, Sabrina Jeffries….all are amazing writers that I am super thankful for.
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    • Mallory

      Yes! Can we please convince Kat Martin to write us some more Historical Romance? I LOVED the Necklace series 🙂 Lisa Kleypas is also quickly rising on my list of author’s I’m most grateful for 🙂

    • Mallory

      Thanks, Sarah! I’m a fan of Paige’s books, although some of her series I’ve enjoyed far more than others. I guess that’s true for many authors though 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing. Love some of the books in your list. The authors i’m thankful for are:
    EL James and Stephanie Meyer because my Christian and Edward were the ones who hooked me to the romance world. I fell in love with reading fiction because of them.
    The other one is Kristen Ashley because of her yummy alpha heroes who are awesome lovers that sweep me off my feet.
    Oh and Mariana Zapata (my recent favorite), Colleen Hoover, Joanna Wilde & Madeline Sheehan (my biker queens who introduced me to hot biker romance), and Devney Perry (my newest author and the queen of small-town romance).
    Oh so many more that I cannot type one by one which I believe you anderstand. 😉
    I adore every single author out there for their hard works. Love them all. 🙏❤️❤️❤️

    • Mallory

      So I take it you were Team Edward and not Team Jacob then? 😉 I was Team Edward too 🙂
      I’ll be honest that I wasn’t a Kirsten Ashley fan for a long time, but I’m starting to find some of her books work for me – especially the Fantastical Series! Some of her books get a little too angsty for me at times 🙂
      I’ll need to get some Biker recommendations from you sometime – I’m trying to expand on the “tropes” I’m reading and that has for sure caught my eye. Happy reading, Geybie!

    • Mallory

      Kat Martin’s Historical Romances are great! She switched to Contemporary Romance a few years ago and I miss her Historicals dearly 🙂

  4. Ah Harry Potter, I miss those days. Lining up for newly released books (who does that anymore?!), bonding with strangers that became friends on the internet *sigh* A few of these authors are unfamiliar to me, so I guess I’ll have to go and investigate!

    I’m thankful books are a thing that exist. But mostly for Neil Gaiman. I don’t read a lot of fantasy these days, but whenever he releases a new book, no matter the genre, I’m there.
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    • Mallory

      I don’t remember ever lining-up for a newly released book – I think I was too fond of pre-orders and now I just one-click a preorder storm on Amazon (so unhealthy for my TBR + checking account!).

      I’ll be honest that I haven’t read any of Neil Gaiman’s books, but have really enjoyed his TV and Movie adaptations. Might a new author for me to try in the New Year 🙂

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