Every week, when I’m able to actually post my TTT, I find these lists becoming increasingly harder to compile. This weeks was especially hard because I think my tastes have changed quite a bit over the years and the types of books I prefer to read are expanding out of the same authors that I have loved. So this was nice in the way that I was able to think back and remember a lot of wonderful books that I’ve read throughout my life and I may have just extended my TBR list with a bunch of rereads.
1. janet fitch
Fitch is really mostly known for White Oleander, which also just so happens to be one of my favorite books of all time. But she also has another adult fiction novel Paint It Black and a YA novel Kicks. That are equally as well written. Every time I reread one of her books I get this overwhelming sense of emotion that sort of changes my outlook on life, even if momentarily, which I think really attributes to Fitch’s strength in writing.
2. sarah dessen
If you read YA, I guarantee you’ve read at least one (if not all) of Dessen’s books. I have been a fan of hers since the early early 2000s and own all of her books. I’m very excited for her new book Saint Anything that is coming out next month. As I get older, I’ve sort of noticed this methodology to Dessen’s story writing that is a bit like plugging numbers into and equation, but I sort of love it. I always know what I’m going to get from her and I’m rarely disappointed.
3. j.k. rowling
If I ever had the opportunity to me Jo, I’m fairly certain that I would either crumble into dust for being unworthy of being in her presence or immediately break into tears and sob thank you’s at her.
4. ernest cline
Ready Player One has left such a mark on me, that I can’t even begin to explain how much I adored this book. For his first novel, Cline did something amazingly right and I’m eagerly awaiting to read Armada in July.
5. jane austen
Yep, I’m one of those girls. Don’t mess with my love for Mr. Darcy, sir.
6. Emily St. John Mandel
I’ve only read Station Eleven by her so far, but if you haven’t gathered that I adored this book already, then know that I really really really freaking loved this book.
7. deborah harkness
The All Souls Trilogy was a really quick read for me, I love that most of the things in the book (save the romance) was a super original concept to me. The way she mixed biology with magic was wonderful and have officially spent hours tell people how much I loved her writing.
8. chuck palahniuk
Palahniuk reads like the back of my hand, in my opinion. I have a very similar thought process to how he writes and love that he repeatedly comes back to the same idea over and over again.
9. stephen king
My dad was a huge lover of King and I inherited that from him. I haven’t read as much as I would have like to and hope to one day actually finish all the books he’s written so far. It’s a goal in life.
10. terry pratchet
Pratchet, who passed away last month, has always been an interesting and creative author for me. I adore writers who are capable of easily creating worlds so much different from our own and continuously creating more stories within them. He is another author I’ve been dying to reread all of his books.