Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (#17)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers get together and list the top ten things related to that week's topic.

Top Ten...Authors I Am Thankful For

  1. John Green - When you say an author saved your life, most people roll their eyes and tell you not to be ridiculous. In all honesty, I'd say that John Green saved my life. All his books...they seem tailored to just fit me. Of course he didn't write them to be like that, but that's how it is nevertheless. His books are some of my favourite out there.
  2. J. K. Rowling - I don't really have to explain this, do I?
  3. Georgia Byng - a lot of you probably don't know this, but from the age of 10, I have suffered from OCD. When I was younger, one of the things my OCD made difficult was reading - I'd constantly have to reread stuff and read it out loud, so eventually my favourite hobby became a chore more than anything else. In the end, I just stopped reading. However, a year or so after all of this, I came across the Molly Moon series. I don't really know what it was, but the series captured my attention. Thanks to Byng, I was able to read again, and have been doing so ever since.
  4. Jacqueline Wilson - As a child, I loved Wilson's books, so much so that at one point, I'd read every single one. Even though I don't like her anymore, she played an important role in my childhood, and is one of the reasons why I love books as much as I do.
  5. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games has taken the world by storm, and it introduced me to my favourite genre: dystopian. 
  6. Cassandra Clare - Some people hate it, some people love it, but either way you've got to admit that Clare's Shadowhunter world is one that is not only vast, but is completely unique. Personally, I've fallen completely in love with it.
  7. Sylvia Plath - Most people know her for her suicide, but Plath was actually an amazing author and poet. Although I'm not a supermassive fan of poetry, hers just manages to touch my heart.
  8. Thomas Hardy - I've been studying Tess of the D'Urbervilles this term at school, and if it was possible, I'd like to thank him for being such a brave man. In Victorian society  there were so many double standards, so much hypocrisy. He was one of the only people brave enough to stand up and call society out on all its flaws, and for that I take my hat off for him. He got so much grief for it, yet his contribution helped to make the world what it is today.
  9. Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the best books I have ever read. It's a novel that makes you sit back at the end and rethink your entire life.
  10. Malorie Blackman - Blackman is the only author I know of that has taken initial prejudices against black people and turned it on its head. Her Noughts and Crosses series is one of a kind.
So what are some books you've been forced to read? Leave a comment below!

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