Nov 20, 2012

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

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So, My Top Ten Books & Authors I'm thankful for (in no particular order) are:

 1.  Neil Gaiman & everything he's written

Why? Because he's brilliant & his writing style & his imagination & stories are all brilliant! Even when I think he can't surprise me anymore, he goes & does exactly that. I guess the last example for that is the episode he wrote for Doctor Who. I knew it would be brilliant, and I was expecting that, but the level of awesomeness was so unexpected, The Doctor's Wife is hands down the best Doctor Who episode ever! I'm still eagerly waiting for his next books, because I've already read all of his novels, so until then I'm just enjoying re-reading his old ones ;)  

2. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Does it need any explanation? Definitely not! The movies were awesome, but the books are something every fantasy fan must read, because yeah, they're brilliant!

3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

You can't imagine how thankful I am to Ernest Cline for writing this book full of awesomeness! I just can't get enough of it, so I can't recommend it enough!

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Why? I'm thankful to the author for creating such a wonderful story, and the most magical place ever. I still wish the circus was real so I can visit it. 

5. Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane

I'm really thankful to Stacia Kane for creating one of the most unique hero & heroine ever, who do the best they can in their world, and despite their many flaws, you won't be able to stop yourself loving them & of course fall in love with the series. Amazing!

6. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Why? For writing this amazing book, with all of those amazing characters. I know everyone's ultimate hero & heroine from the classics are Mr.Darcy & Lizzie Bennet, but to me are actually Mr.Thornton & Margaret Hale (although I do love Lizzie & Darcy, too, of course). North & South is definitely my most fav classic.

7. Markus Zusak & his books

Ok, I've read only these two so far, but they were so brilliant, I know that everything Markus Zusak writes will be brilliant. He has that unique & brilliant style of storytelling, and these books are definitely on my best books ever list, that's why! 

8. Jane Austen & her books

This one needs no explanation of course, but in short, I'm thankful to Jane Austen for creating some of the most romantic novels & amazing heroes & heroines, that's why!

9. Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

Why? For creating one of my fav book couples Cat & Bones! I've never been a fan of vampires, although I've read my share of them, and yeah, I still read them, but the only vampire series I've fallen in love with is Night Huntress & the only vampire I have a thing for is of course Bones :D

10. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Another book I think that there's no need of an explanation about why I'm thankful for. Diana Wynne Jones had that unique & amazing storytelling voice, and this is one of my most fav fantasy novels, with characters that I absolutely love, and can't get enough of. If you still haven't read it, I highly recommend it!


  1. Mr. Darcy who?! Mr. Thornton is where it's at!!! I can not help but swoon a thousand times during North and South.

    Markus Zusak is a good one. I have never read such an interesting narrator. I mean, death?! Incredible. I felt so many things during The Book Thief that it left me changed when I was finished. Amazing.

    1. Yeah, I know what you mean, me, too :D I need to watch the series & read the book, too, and soon, it's been so long now :)

      And yeah, he is. The Book Thief was incredible, and the same goes for I Am the Messenger, although quite different, really brilliant, so you need to read that one, too.

  2. I knew that Gaiman would be #1 on your list! :) Same as you know that Zafon is on mine! ;)
    *high fives* for Harry Potter and The Night Circus! :)
    I love your list :)

    1. Yeah, I know, he'll always be #1 in lists like this :) although the rest are in no particular order.

  3. Love the list. I haven't read all these books but I want to and will. :)

    My TTT

    1. I highly recommend all of these books.

      Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  4. J.K Rowling doesn't need any explanation. And I totally agree on The book thief from Zusak. It's wonderful <3


  5. I've been meaning to read Howl's Moving Castle for ages, but I agree that The Book Thief is excellent.