So when I saw that today's topic for Tuesday Ten is 10 favorite books, my first reaction was horror! I can't pick favorite books! That's like asking a mother to choose her favorite child!! (For the record, Benjamin is my favorite child right now because last week he was discussing everyone's age and he said I was 18!!) But if it's on the schedule, I've gotta do it. So I guess I'll just cheat!
My 10 Favorite Books and Authors
- J.K. Rowling-I am in awe of the whole universe that she created! Ken and I read the entire Harry Potter series out loud to each other. In real time. It started out pretty easy because we were still dating and didn't have many responibilities. After having kids, it got hard to wait for new books to be released and then it was hard to find time to read when we were both awake enough to pay attention. Frances is reading them now and I love watching her fall in love too!
- Suzanne Collins-Another author who created an amazing universe. I've read the Hunger Games series through twice and will likely read them again at some point. The books drew me in and really cptured my attention.
- Nora Roberts-She's my go-to gal for a great story with romance and mystery. I always think I know how it's going to turn out and there's always a twist I wasn't expecting. She writes great series too!
- Robert Munsch-He's hysterically funny and sometimes mildly inappropriate (boogers and poop stories), but I can always count on his stories to get my kids (or me) giggling!
- Jodi Picoult-She's a relatively new favorite, but I've really enjoyed all the ones I've read lately. She has a way of pulling you in and holding on tight to your heart.
- Dean Koontz-I haven't read his books in a long time, but when I think of authors I have enjoyed he certainly comes to mind. Reflecting on it, he straddled the line between Young Adult fiction and Adult fiction quite well. Some of his adult novels got a bit science-fictiony for me, but his YA stuff was always a hit.
- Ann M. Martin-Where would my childhood have been without The Babysitters' Club? I spent so much allowance on that series! And I still have them all in a box in my childhood bedroom.
- Shel Silverstein-I love his stories and his poetry. There seems to be a Shel Silverstein poem for every situation!
- Debbie Macomber-When I'm in the mood for a good romance novel, I know I can count on her to deliver. She's one I look for on the paperback shelf at the library on a regular basis.
- C.S. Lewis-I enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia as a child for their vivid imagery and wonderful story. I enjoyed them as an adult for their deeper meaning and commentary on life. And I have enjoyed sharing them with my kids and watching them discover the magic of Narnia.
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