Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

20 Nov

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again! To learn more about Top Ten Tuesday, click here.

Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For (in no particular order)

J.K. Rowling

What can I say? Reading the incredible Harry Potter books and watching the phenomenal films has brought me so much happiness and so many fond memories.

Harper Lee

I first read To Kill a Mockingbird when I was 14, and I can’t think of another book that had stuck with me so much.

William Shakespeare

This one was a given. Even if you don’t love Shakespeare’s plays (which I do), you can’t deny the massive effect that his work has had on everything from literature to popular culture.

Dr. Seuss

Seuss’s books are an iconic part of childhood. I don’t know I single person who never read a Seuss book growing up. And how can I not be thankful for the man who brought us How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Ann Brashares

I was in middle school when The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was first published, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Brashares tells this story of friendship, love, and death with extraordinary grace.

Oscar Wilde

In my dramatic literature class in high school, we had a great deal of fun reading, studying, performing, and interpreting Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. To this day it’s still my favorite play.

Beatrix Potter

When I was a little girl I absolutely adored being read Beatrix Potter books. Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, I loved them all!

A.A. Milne

How can I not be thankful to the man who created Winnie the Pooh? When I was a kid, I loved everything Pooh. The books, the movies, the television series, the toys…I even wore Winnie the Pooh overalls for my fourth grade school picture.

Arnold Lobel

Of all the books my parents and I read and reread when I was kid, Arnold Lobel’s books were possibly my favorites. He’s best known for the delightful Frog and Toad series, but Mouse Soup was always my favorite!

Stephenie Meyer

Okay, this one is a bit unorthodox. I’m not really a huge Twilight fan. But without Meyer’s Twilight books, there would be no Twilight movies, and these films have been the source of much silliness and many memories for me. When Twilight came out on DVD back in 2009, my roommate Jessica and I got up ridiculously early one morning to make pancakes and watch the movie for the first time. Since then, we’ve gone to every premiere. The crowds, the enthusiasm, it’s just fun!

10 Responses to “Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For”

  1. Mama Rosemary November 20, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    This is great! Makes me want to read. We love Frog and Toad but I have never heard of Mouse Soup. Gonna check it out right now!

  2. dursinms November 20, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    I feel exactly the same way about the Twilight movies. I really didn’t like the books, but something about the movies draws me in and I’ve seen every one! Great post today!!

  3. Quinn November 20, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    Dr. Seuss! How could I forget him? He’s totally amazing, although as a kid I wasn’t a huge fan. Mainly because I only liked books with princesses (or girls in pretty dresses). But I love him now.

    Great list!

  4. Ula @ Blog of Erised November 20, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    I’ve never even read anything from Dr. Seuss, I don’t think we had much or any books from him when I was a kid. I’m fixing that😀

    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Dragana M. (@BookwormDreams) November 20, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I like it that you included authors that you loved in your childhood, I must remember that idea for some TTT freebie.🙂

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    Top Ten Authors I’m Thankful For…

  6. Rhonda Sittig November 20, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Fun post. Now you’ve got me thinking. Who would my ten favorite authors be? I’d have to have an adult version and child’s as well. Thanks for your good picks.

  7. Jessica B (@BooksATrueStory) November 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Aw you picked all the best books! Dr. Seuss is the best. It’s not Christmas without How the Grinch Stole Christmas🙂

  8. Julianne November 21, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Excellent list! We have a couple of authors in common and I like your childrens’ book inclusions.

  9. coastlinebooks November 22, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    What a great idea. I love that you chose a mix of good books and good memories.


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