Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!
2. J.R.R. Tolkien - Another clear choice for me - I mean he started it all didn't he? Tolkien created a story & a world that enchanted generations...inspired so many other great tales! His story is as relevant today as it was when it first came out in the 1930's.
3. L.M. Montgomery - Her beloved Anne of Green Gables series was THE definitive series of my childhood. Anne was dreamy, innocent & oh-so whimsical. Added bonus? The series is set in P.E.I, Canada a mere hour and a half drive from where I grew up :)
4. C.S. Lewis - It's hard to argue the influence that The Chronicles of Narnia have had on readers & authors alike. Even though I had some issues with some of the more...blatant themes of the series, especially in the last 2 books, Narnia will forever be an enchanting world that I am grateful to have experienced.
5. Frances Hodgson Burnett - This woman writes of the most endearing & heartwarming characters who have inherent magic in altogether magical surroundings. It's historical fiction that highlights how enchanting real life can be - if you choose to see it. While I grew up with The Secret Garden, I only discovered A Little Princess in my adulthood but both have a special place in my heart.
7. Suzanne Collins - The sheer kick-assness (yes I'm making up a word lol) that is Katniss Everdeen in and of itself warrants Miss Collins' place on this list...but the fact that The Hunger Games Trilogy was such an addictive adrenaline rush makes her doubly worthy.
8. Stephenie Meyer - How could I not be for ever grateful for the mind that imagined Mr. Edward Cullen?! How about a world where vampires & werewolves both exist? I never inhaled a series so fast in my life - like it or not, it's clear The Twilight Saga has influenced many other well loved series in YA since then. PS: who else is excited to check out The Host movie next year? If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out:
9. Erin Hunter - Erin Hunter is a pseudonym for 4 women who together have written over 30 books that make up the Warriors series. I honestly loved and favorited pretty much ever single book I've read by them...which is mainly the Warriors books. I haven't read their other series, though I've heard their not as good. Often mistaken for a children's only books, this ya series captured my imagination and my heart.
10. Karen Marie Moning - I admit, I was something of a holdout for the first 2 books. Oh I knew I was addicted...I just wasn't fully in love with every single aspect of it. Books 4 & 5 completely blew my mind though and The Fever Series has become one of my favorites of all time! I can't believe I haven't read Iced yet!
*Honorable mentions to both Laini Taylor & Jennifer L. Armentrout. Once I've read all the volumes in their respective series, I'll have to officially add them to the list as well.*
So what made your list this week?
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